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.
Fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship education are related to developing learning mindsets, robust and interdisciplinary approaches to business development, endurance, and discipline. To recruit the best qualified students, candidates with a lower GPA than BI’s current limit 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 her/his own background. The testing comes in addition to formal requirements.
Last updated 2 November 2022