Combine different subjects within the core fields of business to suit your interests and career aspirations. Gain broad and sought-after competency that can lead to a wide range of different positions.
What will you learn?
This two-year master’s programme in Business provides a broad and versatile education, placing great emphasis on analytical and strategic thinking. You will learn how to translate data, theory and past experiences into insight companies and organisations can use to adapt to an ever-changing world. The programme takes today's challenges seriously, and takes into account that sustainability, profitability and innovation are closely linked.
On one hand, you will become a generalist or an all-rounder, with a general management education that is relevant to a number of different positions. On the other hand, you will become a specialist in a subject area chosen to meet your interests and ambitions. You will also develop sound analytical and strategic skills that are needed in managerial positions in business, industry, and public administration.
In addition to being awarded a master’s degree, you may also qualify for the title of “Siviløkonom”, a well-established and recognised professional qualification in business and industry.
The flexible study plan will give you the opportunity to customise your degree by selecting a specialisation or “major”. A wide variety of options will enable you to compose a master's programme that will optimise your interests and strengths. You will choose one of the following eight majors that will form the core of your programme. The major in Finance is also offered at our campus in Bergen.
As a graduate, you will have the business world at your feet. You will receive a solid education and a wide variety of skills, suited for a leader in an international environment. You will have a strong general knowledge of economics and management and, depending on your choices during your degree, benefit from a specialisation in a specific area. With this knowledge, the career opportunities are many. Following are a few examples of positions our former students have obtained:
- Controller, Coca Cola Enterprises
- Relationship Manager, Nordea Bank AS
- Consultant, EY
- Industry Manager, Google Norway
- HR Generalist, J.P. Morgan
- Consultant Analyst, P.A. Consulting Group
- Investment Advisor, Ferd Kapital
- Global Account Manager, Universum
CUSTOMISE YOUR DEGREE
As a master student at BI, you have several exciting opportunities that will contribute to a varied and interesting student life, at the same time as you build relevant competence and gain an advantage in the job market by tailoring your degree.
Our internship programme is a credit-bearing course that gives you the opportunity to test subjects and industries based on your interests, competency, and personal qualities. An internship is valuable as a means of allowing you to experience how your field of study is applied in the business world and provides you with work experience that can be highly attractive to potential employers.
We offer a number of elective courses so that you can adapt your studies to your own interests and goals. This way you can build up competency and pursue a combination of courses that will help to make you competitive and stand out in the job market.
Take part of your education abroad! If you want to work abroad or in an international company after your studies, this should be particularly relevant for you. Culture and language are important in all companies and organisations, but knowledge of other countries' customs, governance and behaviour can be absolutely crucial to global success.
Earn two master's degrees in the same time it takes to complete one. Double your insight, double your network, and double your potential!
As a Master of Science in Business student majoring in Economics or Finance, you can add an international dimension to your degree by choosing the QTEM Masters Network Exchange option. This offers students access to prestigious schools in the QTEM network, in different countries. QTEM stands for Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management, and was founded in 2012 by a group of leading universities and corporate partners.
Priority application deadline for Master of Science: 1 March
After 1 March, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.