Admission requirements

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

1.0 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

Or

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.

Please note:
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.

2.0 Programme specific grade requirements

In addition to the admission requirements for all MSc degree programmes, applicants to the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme require:

  • 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.

3.0 Overall assessment

In the event an applicant does not meet all the minimum requirements, an individual overall assessment will be conducted. Based on an overall assessment of the individual applicant’s admission file, the MSc Admission Committee and/or the Associate Dean may make an offer of admission to an MSc programme. They may approve other documented qualifications to satisfy admission requirements.

Please note:
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.

NB:
Grades are posted using the ECTS scale.

In addition to the general admission requirements for all Master of Science degree programmes, each individual MSc programme has specific curricular requirements you must also fulfil to gain admission.

Admission requirements are subject to change.