Double Degree

Double Degree

Are you ambitious and motivated to challenge yourself academically? Take the opportunity to graduate with two master's degrees!

The application deadline is 1 November

Broaden your academic perspective by joining NHH's Double Degree Programme! The programme enables you to enter a new academic field and gain a deeper cultural knowledge of your host country by spending a whole year abroad. Several Double Degree alumni have also continued with an international career. 

The Double Degree programme is only open to current NHH students. If you are a student at an institution for higher learning which is not a NHH Double Degree partner, and you would like to join the Double Degree programme, you will first need to apply for the Master in Economics and Business Administration

As a double degree student, you spend the first year of the programme at NHH in Bergen, pursuing the major of your choice. The second-year will be spent at one of NHH's highly ranked Double Degree partner universities.

Upon graduation you will receive two master's degree titles; one MSc in Economics and Business Administration from NHH and an additional master's degree title from your host university.

Information meeting autumn 2022

An information meeting for prospective applicants will take place on Wednesday 5 October, during our International Days. Here you will also be able to talk to current Double Degree students from our partner schools.

Partner universities

  • Bocconi, Italy

    Bocconi, Italy

    Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)

    Combine the ECN, ENE or STR major at NHH with Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT) or a MBM major at NHH with Marketing Management  or an STR major at NHH with Management at Bocconi. Please note that the EMIT programme is very competitive and that we, therefore, recommend students to apply for several programmes.

    • Language: The programme is taught entirely in English
    • Master thesis: You will write your Master’s thesis alone, with supervisors from both Bocconi and NHH. Please note that you must apply to write your master thesis alone by 1 October.
    • Tuition fee: No tuition fee, but you must pay a graduation fee of €365.
    • Erasmus+: You will receive an Erasmus+ grant.
    • Language requirements: Regular. In order to graduate, students need to reach an A2-level in Italian by the end of their year at Bocconi.
    • Students have to complete an internship lasting at least 10 weeks (outside of Italy) or 12 weeks (in Italy). Contact the Double Degree coordinator for more information on this. 
    • Please note that Bocconi does not accept Master courses with pass/fail assessment. Contact the Double Degree coordinator if you have any questions about this.
    • Other: You have to follow a specific study plan during your first year at NHH in order to qualify for the Bocconi degree.
    • Please note: If you are an Italian citizen or you have previously unsuccessfully applied directly to the MSc programme at Bocconi, you will not be eligible to apply to the Double Degree programme with Bocconi.

    Please note that the Bocconi Double Degree is not available to other NHH majors than the following:

    ECN major at NHH, Economics and Management of Innovation (EMIT) at Bocconi

    • Programme structure (pdf, 13KB)
    • Seven set courses at NHH in the first year to replace mandatory courses at Bocconi. 
    • One of the minor/ elective courses at NHH or Bocconi must fulfil the NHH ethics requirement.

    ENE major at NHH, Economics and Management of Innovation (EMIT) at Bocconi

    • Programme structure (pdf, 14KB)
    • Four set courses at NHH in the first year to replace mandatory courses at Bocconi.
    • Major to be completed at NHH in the first year.
    • One of the major/minor/elective courses at NHH must fulfil the NHH ethics requirement.

    MBM major at NHH, Marketing Management at Bocconi

    • Programme structure (pdf, 57KB)
    • Five set courses at NHH in the first year to replace mandatory courses at Bocconi.
    • Bocconi course Understanding Consumer II will be recognized as an NHH MBM elective.
    • One of the minor courses at NHH must fulfil the NHH ethics requirement.

    STR major at NHH, Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT) at Bocconi

    • Programme structure (pdf, 13KB)
    • Five set courses at NHH in the first year to replace mandatory courses at Bocconi.
    • Major to be completed at NHH in the first year.
    • BUS445 Sustainable Business Models fulfils the NHH ethics requirement.

    STR major at NHH, Management at Bocconi

    • Programme structure (pdf, 86,9KB)
    • Five set courses at NHH in the first year to replace mandatory courses at Bocconi.
    • Major to be completed at NHH in the first year.
    • One of the major/minor/elective courses at NHH must fulfil the NHH ethics requirement.

     

  • HEC Montréal

    HEC Montréal

    Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)

    Please welcome our newest Double Degree partner, HEC Montréal! In a world hungry for sustainable energy, we are offering a unique combination of Energy, Natural Resources (ENE) at NHH and a Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management at HEC Montréal which will surely make you stand out and make you attractive to future employers.

    • Eligible majors at NHH: ENE
    • Language: The programme is taught entirely in English
    • Master thesis: You will write your Master’s thesis alone, with a supervisor from HEC Montréal
    • Tuition fee: None
    • Language requirements: Regular.
    • Internship requirement: Students have to complete an internship lasting at least 4 weeks in Montréal. Contact the Double Degree coordinator for more information. 
    • Number of spots: 2
    • Programme structure: Will be posted in August 2022
    • Other: Montréal is regularily ranked among the best student cities in the world.
  • HEC Paris, France

    HEC Paris, France

    Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)

    Do you consider yourself a changemaker? Do you aspire to innovate and change the business world? HEC Paris invites highly motivated and ambitious students to their Sustainability and Social Innovation programme.

    • Eligible majors at NHH: ENE
    • Programme structure (pdf, 476 KB)
    • Language: The programme is taught entirely in English.
    • Master thesis:You will start working on your thesis in your second semester. You will write your master's thesis alone. The thesis will be submitted to NHH. Please note that you must apply to write your master thesis alone by 1 October. You must apply for a supervisor by 15 October.
    • Tuition fee: Double Degree students must pay a tuition fee to HEC. The rate is approximately EUR €24 525 for the full-year programme. Scholarships are available to international students.
    • Erasmus+: You will not receive an Erasmus+ grant.
    • Language requirement: Regular.
    • Other: 16-weeks of professional experience in fields related to your coursework at HEC Paris is an HEC degree requirement. This requirement may be fulfilled either by an internship or by a full-time job after graduation.

    You can read more about HEC Paris and the Master's Degree in Sustainability and Social Innovation on their website.

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  • Ivey Business School, Canada

    Ivey Business School, Canada

    Accreditation: EQUIS

    In their Master in Management programme, Ivey Business School uses case studies as their main teaching method to assess how innovation and changing best practices affect international management.

    • Eligible majors:
      • Combine any NHH major with a Master in International Business at Ivey
      • Combine Business Analytics (BAN) at NHH with Business Analytics (BA) at Ivey. 
    • Programme structure for International Business (PDF 218KB)
    • Programme structure for Business Analytics (PDF 101KB)
    • Language: The programme is taught entirely in English.
    • Master thesis: You will write your master thesis at Ivey.
    • Tuition fee: None.
    • Erasmus+: You will not receive an Erasmus+ grant.
    • Language requirements: Regular.
    • Other: As part of the programme, international professional experience is required in the summer before you start your studies in Canada.

    Read more about Ivey Business School and the Master in Management programme on their website.

  • Louvain School of Management, Belgium

    Louvain School of Management, Belgium

    Accreditation: EQUIS

    Spend a year in the heart of Europe and graduate with a Master’s degree in Business Engineering or Management from Louvain. A variety of programme combinations and specialisations are available.

    • Eligible majors:
      • Combine any NHH major with Management Science
      • Combine ENE with Supply Chain Management (SCENE - dedicated track)
    • Programme structure
    • Language: The programme is taught entirely in English.
    • Master thesis: You will start working on your thesis in your second semester. You will write your master's thesis alone. The thesis will be submitted to both the NHH and Louvain. You will have a supervisor at NHH and a reader at Louvain, or vice versa. 
    • Please note: You must apply to write your master thesis alone by 1 October. You must apply for a supervisor by 15 October.
    • Tuition fee: None.
    • Erasmus+: You will receive an Erasmus+ grant.
    • Please note that Louvain may only accept a maximum of one pass/fail course per semester.
    • Other: Students specialising in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENE) at NHH can extend their academic field to include a specialisation in Supply Chain Management at LSM.

    Read more about Louvain School of Management and the Master of Business Engineering or Management on their website.

  • Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

    Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

    Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)

    Combine the Finance specialisation at NHH with the highly ranked International Master’s in Finance or the regular Master’s in Finance programme at NOVA to develop your knowledge and competencies within the Finance discipline. The International Master’s in Finance places a strong emphasis on internationalisation, as well as exclusive and personalized support to enter the job market and career progression after graduation. This highly selective master programme provides students with the tools, concepts and training to succeed in an international context.

    Students who don’t qualify for the International Master’s in Finance can take the regular Master’s in Finance. The curriculum will be the same, but the career services and requirements concerning language skills and experience abroad are omitted.

    • Eligible majors at NHH: FIE
    • Programme structure (pdf, 839 KB)
    • Language: The programme is taught entirely in English.
    • Master thesis: You will write your master thesis at NOVA, called "Work Project".
    • Tuition fee: None.
    • Erasmus+: You will receive an Erasmus+ grant.
    • Language requirement: Regular for the Masters in Finance. You can read about the language requirements for the International Masters in Finance here.
    • Please note that NOVA does not accept Master courses with pass/fail assessment. Contact the Double Degree coordinator if you have any questions about this.
    • Other: For the International Masters in Finance, you must submit a 4-minute video (max.) explaining how and where you see yourself in 5 years in terms of professional career.
    • Please note: If you have previously unsuccessfully applied directly to the MSc programme at NOVA, you will not be eligible to apply to the Double Degree programme with NOVA.

    Read more about the NOVA School of Business and Economics and the Master's Degree in Finance on their website.

  • University of Mannheim, Germany

    University of Mannheim, Germany

    Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)

    Choose from a wide range of specialisations and achieve a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Mannheim.

    • Eligible majors: Combine any NHH major with the Mannheim Master in Management (MMM).
    • Programme structure (pdf, 220KB)
      • There are five mandatory courses in the Mannheim Master in Management programme (CC 501 Decision Analysis, either CC 502 Applied Econometrics or CC 503 Empirical Methods, CC 504 Corporate Social Responsibility, BE 510 Business Economics I, BE 511 Business Economics II).
      • Some core courses may be covered by NHH courses, leaving room for more electives at Mannheim.
    • Language: The programme is taught entirely in English.
    • Master thesis: You will write your master thesis at the University of Mannheim, according to their requirements and procedures. Topics for Master’s theses are distributed, not selected.
    • Tuition fee: None.
    • Erasmus+: You will receive an Erasmus+ grant.
    • Language requirements: Regular.
    • Please note that Mannheim does not accept Master courses with pass/fail assessment. Contact the Double Degree coordinator if you have any questions about this.
    • You can read more about being a Double Degree student at Mannheim here.

    Read more about the University of Mannheim and the master programme on their website.

  • University of Queensland, Australia

    University of Queensland, Australia

    Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS

    Pursue a Master’s Degree in Global Management from the University of Queensland, a research-based university ranked amongst the top 100 universities of the world.

    • Eligible majors: Combine any NHH major with the UQ Master in Global Management.
    • Programme structure (pdf, 82,7 KB)
    • Language: The programme is taught entirely in English.
    • Master thesis: You will write your thesis at UQ alone.
    • Tuition fee: None.
    • Erasmus+: You will not receive an Erasmus+ grant.
    • Language requirements: You must have achieved a TOEFL IBT score of 100 (min. writing score of 21, and reading/speaking/listening score of 19), TOEFL Paper-based score of 570 (min. written score of 5.0 and listening/reading score of 54) or an IELTS result of 6.5 (with min. sub-band scores of 6 in speaking and writing) before you can start your studies at UQ. Read more here.
    • Other: You must take three mandatory courses at the University of Queensland. 

    Read more about the University of Queensland and the Master's Degree in Global Management on their website.

  • Overview of compatibility

    Overview of compatibility

    University Country Second degree NHH major
    University of Mannheim Germany Management Any
    HEC Paris France Sustainability and Social Innovation ENE
    Louvain School of Management Belgium Management Science Any
    Louvain School of Management Belgium Supply Chain Management ENE
    Ivey Business School, Western University Canada

    Management International Business

    Any

    Ivey Business School, Western University Canada

    Business Analytics

    BAN

    Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal Finance FIE
    University of Queensland Australia Global Management Any
    Bocconi University Italy

    Economics and Management of Innovation of Technology (EMIT)

    ECE, ENE, STR
    Bocconi University Italy

    Marketing Management

    MBM
    Bocconi University Italy

    Management

     

     STR

Admission and application 

The application deadline is every year on 1 November.

Successful applicants must fulfil the requirements such as GPA, study progression, motivation, personal aptitude, international experience, and language skills. 

Admission requirements and application process

Are you a student from one of our Double Degree partner universities?

If you are a student at one of the universities listed above and would like to join NHH as a Double Degree student, please contact the coordinator at your home institution for details on the Double Degree Programme. The application process starts at your home university.

More information for incoming double degree students

More information on being a new student at NHH

 

Tar dobbelgrad for å få mest mulig ut av studiet

De siste fem årene har nærmere 80 NHH-studenter tatt høyskolens internasjonale dobbelgradsprogram. De får to mastergrader, men bruker ikke lenger tid enn andre studenter.

The opportunity to study at the crossroads between economics and sustainability opened up my horizons for further career opportunities and laid the foundation for what I work with today. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity I had to attend the double degree program at NHH.

Cilia Holmes Indahl, leader at EQT Foundation, NHH ENE- HEC Paris Sasi Double Degree 2012-2014