Master of Science in Business

Major in Economics

Customise your Master of Science in Business degree by choosing a major in Economics.

Why Choose a Major in Economics?

Economics is the study of how societies, governments, businesses, households, and individuals allocate their scarce resources. You will learn a framework for analysis that can be applied to a great variety of areas, ranging from international trade, unemployment and inflation, to retirement funds, or controlling pollution.

What will you learn?

The Economics major covers both micro and macroeconomic theory extensively. In Microeconomics, you will learn about the optimisation and game-theoretic decisions of individuals and firms, and how they respond to incentives like taxation, subsidies, 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.

Among the courses, you will find:

  • Advanced Macroeconomics: What determines economic growth? Learn consumption and investment theories, and the different mechanisms explaining unemployment.
  • Microeconomics: Learn how microeconomic theory can facilitate private and public decision-making.
  • Industrial Economics: Most markets are controlled by a small number of firms that dominate the market. This is called an oligopoly. What does this mean for product development, pricing, and innovation?

Programme Structure

  • Year 2


    • Electives / Internship / Exchange
    • Electives / Internship / Exchange
    • Electives / Internship / Exchange
    • Electives / Internship / Exchange
    • Master Thesis

Core courses

Programme courses


Faculty perspective

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.

Faculty perspective

Industry perspective

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.

Industry perspective

Practical information

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