Master of Science in Business

Major in Strategy

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

Why choose a major in Strategy?

Have you ever wondered why some firms are more successful than others? The strategic insight you will acquire through this major will enable you to understand industry and market conditions, learn about appropriate strategic decisions, and learn how to implement these decisions in a firm.

What will you learn?

You will learn the analytical skills needed to make complex business decisions, and how to maintain an action-oriented perspective of firms' strategic processes. Additionally, you will gain the contextual understanding necessary to become a strategist in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global business environment.

Among the courses, you will find:

  • Interorganisational Strategies: Interorganisational relations are various types of alliances, acquisitions and networks. Learn how and when they can be useful.
  • Corporate and Global Strategies: Get familiar with strategic issues that corporate headquarters face with respect to achieving sustainable competitive advantage in an increasingly global competition arena.
  • Strategies for Industrial Competitiveness: Learn what the ultimate determinants are for the productivity and innovation capacity of nations, regions and industries.

Programme Structure

Student perspective

MSc in Business with a major in Strategy Class of 2017 student, Rodica Burlacu, gives insight into her thought process when she chose her graduate programme at BI. Rodica then continues by talking about the ways the major has enabled her to have a vast range of industries to choose from for establishing her career.

Student perspective

Faculty Perspective

Associate Professor and Coordinator for the major in Strategy, Erik Aadland, explains in this video how the major helps students to gain competitive knowledge that will help them stand out in the marketplace of the future. 

Faculty perspective

Practical information

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Admission for the Master of Science programmes is now closed for autumn 2017. Press the button below and fill out the form to receive a notification once the application portal opens for autumn 2018.

When can I apply?