MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
This page outlines the specific admission requirements for this programme.
In addition, you must meet the general requirements for Master of Science.
1. Degree Requirements
1.1 Undergraduate Degree
a) A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the field of business administration, entrepreneurship, finance or economics
b) A successfully completed Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) with a specialisation (minimum 80 ECTS credits) in one of the following, provided that the combination of courses gives a good foundation for further studies within entrepreneurship and innovation:
- Social Sciences (e.g. Psychology, Sociology)
- Communications or Public Relations
- Management (e.g. Strategy, Leadership, Marketing)
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
1.2 The Bachelor’s degree must include the following courses, or equivalent:
- Statistics or Econometrics*
- Research Methodology (e.g. Thesis)
1.3 The Bachelor's degree should include the following courses in the curriculum, or equivalent:
- Foundations in Finance**
*Based on an overall assessment, an applicant may receive a conditional offer of admission if this course is lacking in the Bachelor’s degree. The applicant will be required to take a course in Statistics before the start of the academic year to fulfil this condition. BI Norwegian Business School offers a preparatory course in statistics in July/August each year.
** Based on an overall assessment, an applicant may receive a conditional offer of admission if this course is lacking in the Bachelor’s degree. The applicant will be required to take a course in Finance before the start of the academic year to fulfil this condition. These courses may be fulfilled through online modules and candidate will be required to present a certificate of competition before start of the academic year.
Cohort structure: This programme has a cohort structure with a cap size of 50.
The admission requirements above are minimum requirements. We recommend that applicants have a combination of Business and Economics related (e.g. Marketing, Economics, Finance) subjects as a foundation for this master's programme.
2. Grade Requirements
In addition to the admission requirements for all MSc degree programmes, the following requirements must be met:
- a minimum grade of C in courses of particular relevance to the MSc programme.
Courses of particular relevance to the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme are the courses listed as compulsory for admission to this degree.
The admission requirements above are minimum requirements. We recommend that the applicant has a combination of business related and organisational subjects (e.g. Management, Strategy, etc.) from previous studies.
Grades are posted using the ECTS scale.
3. Entrance test and interview for applicants who do not meet minimum GPA requirement
To recruit the best qualified students, candidates with a GPA lower than BI’s current limit (below 3.5) – will have to pass an entrance test and related interview, demonstrating basic understanding of entrepreneurship and/or innovation and the ability to relate this to the applicant’s background. The testing comes in addition to formal requirements. Only applicants with a GPA between 3,0-3,5 will receive an invitation to take the test and related interview.
Fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship education are related to developing learning mindsets, robust and interdisciplinary approaches to business development, endurance, and discipline. The target group for the recruitment pilot will be candidates with the necessary interest and drive for participation in entrepreneurial processes, whether in start-ups or in established firms. We will look for candidates with knowledge and experience from entrepreneurship and innovation activities, as well as from technology development and design, and that are highly motivated to engage in entrepreneurship as a creative/analytical/experimental activity. The entrance test consists of a set of questions to introduce the candidate and assess the applicant’s personal suitability for the program.
Relevant candidates will be invited to submit an entrance test where the candidates introduce themselves and answer questions and assignments designed to determine their suitability for a programme in entrepreneurship. The entrance test will be assessed by a Faculty panel, which will evaluate the candidates’ background and suitability for the programme.
The master programme aims for a diverse group of students with different educational backgrounds.
Prioritised deadline for applications is 1 March. Relevant applicants will receive the invitation after 1 March.
Last updated 6 January 2023