The Chairperson is appointed by the Ministry of Education.
The Rector is the academic and administrative leader.
The faculty resources at NHH are grouped into six departments.
The Deputy rector for academic affairs and the Vice rector for research have the overall responsibility for the fulltime programmes.
The Academic committee and the Research Committee advise the rectors.
Several other committees contribute to quality assurance, learning environment and working conditions at NHH.
NHH has six administrative offices, some of which are further dived into sections, a service centre, a unit for external activities and the Rector's staff.
The Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs heads the Office of Student and Academic affairs, the Vice Rector for Research heads the Office of Research Administration, the Vice Rector for Faculty Affairs heads the HR-office and the Vice Rector for Innovation and Development heads the Unit for External Activities. The other offices have administrative directors.