Major in Economics
Customise your Master of Science in Business degree by choosing a major in Economics.
What will you learn?
The Economics major provides a rigorous academic programme if you want to pursue a career within business, including economics consulting and data analysis, as well as macro-analyst positions and central banking. It focuses on developing strong analytical skills and a broad set of quantitative techniques to analyse data and simulate economic models. You will learn a framework for analysis that can be applied to a great variety of areas, ranging from international trade, inflation and business cycles, to firm competition and strategic behaviour.
You will learn about the optimal choices and strategic decisions of individuals and firms, and how they respond to incentives like bonuses, taxes, and competition. In Macroeconomics, the focus is on business cycles, inflation, economic growth, and how monetary and fiscal policy affect the economy. The emphasis on analytical and quantitative skills enables you to understand, use and produce statistically based arguments.
Synne Sandnes, Public Sector Consultant at Deloitte and BI alumnus, talks about how the unique learning environment she experienced during her studies can enable you to pursue a career in almost any industry.
Department Chair and Professor in Economics, Espen R. Moen, together with Professor Hilde Bjørnland and Associate Professor Per Botolf Maurseth, explain in their own words why Economics is important for all business students in today's working environment.
Former Chief Economist at DNB and current Chief Economist at NHO, Øystein Dørum, explains the relevance and applicability of an education in Economics from a Norwegian and international perspective.
- 60 credits (ECTS)
Please be aware that the study plan and courses can be subject to change.