Individual master courses

Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship

This course provides you with the tools and skills to grow your business internationally, develop an entrepreneurial mindset and draw on expertise both inside and outside of your organisation.


We help you critically assess your organisation and environment before making important business decisions. Which international strategy is most suitable for you? How to become entrepreneurial in a global context? How to develop innovative organisations? And, how can you finance entrepreneurial activities?

In today’s economy, most businesses face global challenges either through direct global activities or through international suppliers, customers or partners. This course provides a rich overview of the strategic challenges facing global entrepreneurial organisations, including the tools available to assess the situation and make sound business decisions.

In this course we mix digital content with four three-day in-class modules, as well as a study trip to China. The focus of our study trip is rapid innovation and entrepreneurial activities in China. The in-class sessions are highly interactive with discussions, a focus on practical applications, and a dialogue with corporations and international new ventures.


  • Business decisions in an international context
  • Entrepreneurship in a global context
  • Organizing international activities
  • Building global competitiveness
  • Knowledge-transfer across borders
  • Creating value from corporate innovation
  • How to use open innovation

All classes will be conducted in English, (the term paper may be written in Norwegian).


This programme is suited for business professionals or future entrepreneurs who are focused on developing global entrepreneurial organisations, as well as those interested in developing entrepreneurial organisational cultures in established corporations.  

Practical information

"Entrepreneurial firms need to think globally from the get-go! Our course offers a range of tools and frameworks to grow your organisation successfully in a global context"

Birgitte Grøgaard

Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Birgitte Grøgaard conducts research on topics related to multinational enterprises, such as market entry strategies and headquarter-subsidiary relations. She also has experience from the oil and gas industry, as well as management consulting.  

Rolv Petter Amdam has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Business School and his research interests include the internationalisation of Norwegian firms, as well the international development of top executive education.


Oslo: fall 2020/spring 2021

Module 1: 06.10 - 08.10
Module 2: 17.11 - 19.11
Module 3: 02.02 - 04.02
Module 4: 21.03 - 25.03 *Takes place in Beijing, China
Module 5: 26.04 - 28.04

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