Specialisation in Management Control

Specialisation in Management Control

To practise the best possible management, take the best possible decisions and increase the value creation in your company require both accounting and analytic skills.

About the programme

ECTS Credits
Master of Business Administration
Application period
Vacant student places. Please contact us
Study start
September 21st 2023
Trond Bjørnenak. Foto: Joakim S. Enger
Picture: Joakim S. Enger

The specialisation in Management Control gives a detailed introduction to how accounting, financial instruments, strategic analyses and other tools, including technology and digitisation, can be used to increase value creation in businesses. The core EMBA topics are combined with a specific focus on accounting and analytical skills, to enable students to make the best possible value creation decisions for their organisations.

Throughout your studies, you will also work with specific problems related to your own business.

The specialisation intends to

  • give the students research-based knowledge of financial management, leadership, organisation, finance, accounting, marketing, strategy, international economy, innovation, digitalisation, ethics etc.
  • give the students good analytical skills within fields such as strategic analysis, profitability analysis, financial statement analysis, investment analysis, valuation etc.
  • give the candidates up-to-date knowledge of how different management tools can be used strategically to increase value creation in an enterprise in light of new technological possibilities and challenges
  • give the students skills in how to apply theories and tools through work on real company cases
  • provide opportunities for networking through learning and development both in and outside the classroom.

Target group

The specialisation targets both people with management experience and people with ambitions to become managers. The specialisation attracts participants from a wide range of industries both in the private and the public sector.

Build a network

In the specialization, you will meet some of NHH's foremost researchers and guest lecturers from business and society. You and your fellow students represent a wide range of Norwegian business and administration. A diverse group of participants with complementary skills and backgrounds provides a unique learning environment and helps to promote different perspectives on business problems. The synergy effect between theoretical knowledge and the participants' practical experience creates an intensive, effective and engaging learning process.

Close and personal guidance

To ensure consistency and quality of the specialisation, and a close and personal guidance of all participants, a dedicated academic director will follow the participants from the very beginning until the end. The academic director maintains a high academic level, has a strong commitment and a large degree of involvement in you and your learning.

Professor Trond Bjørnenak. Foto: Joakim S. Enger

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About the programme

ECTS Credits
Master of Business Administration
Application period
Vacant student places. Please contact us
Study start
September 21st 2023

Practical Information

  • Tuition fee: NOK 490,000 (NOK 98,000 per subject module)
  • Language of instruction: Norwegian
  • Five subject modules over a period of two year

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NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. NHH has an internationally recognised research environment and is the first choice for students who want to study business administration in Norway.

In close cooperation with the business community and society, we are developing new knowledge and creating values for a sustainable future.

NHH has an international profile and cooperates with 195 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries. We have approximately 3,500 students and 400 employees.

NHH Executive hosts executive education with a long tradition in offering MBA specialisations. NHH Executive is strongly anchored in the Norwegian business world and a top choice for executive education in Europe.

Programme structure

Module 1: Strategic profitability analysis and customer orientation
Thon Hotel Slottsparken, Oslo
Introduction to managment and control
NHH Campus Bergen
Product profitability and return requirements
Zoom - case and guidance
Thon Hotel Slottsparken, Oslo
Customer and market strategies
Zoom - case, exam preparation and supervision
Submission of semester assignment (strategic profitability analysis)
Home exam 1st subject module, 6 hours
Module 2: Strategy, managment and accounting
Quality Hotel Leangkollen, Asker
 Accounting and accounting analysis
NHH Campus, Oslo
Strategic analysis and sustainable business models
Zoom - lecture and case
Quality Hotel Leangkollen, Asker
Goals and follow-up
Zoom - case, exam preparation and supervision
Home exam 2. subject module, five days
Module 3: Innovation, change and finance
NHH Campus, Oslo
Econometrics, international economics and change management
Bocconi, Milano
Study trip: Differentiation strategies
Submission of project assignment, part one (consulting applications of economitrics/statistics)
NHH Campus, Bergen
Project analysis and research methods
Quality Hotel Leangkollen, Asker
Technology and innovation
Zoom - case and guidance
NHH Campus, Bergen
Zoom - case, exam preparation and supervision
Home exam 3. subject module, 6 hours
Module 4: Valuation and general management and control
NHH Campus, Oslo
Valuation and negotiations
Quality Hotel Leangkollen, Asker
Organizational culture, internal trade and bonus systems
Zoom - case in valuation and transfer pricing
NUS, Singapore
Study trip: Doing Business in Asia
Submission of project assignment, part two
Zoom - case, exam preparation and guidance 
Home exam 4. subjec module, five days
Module 5: Integration
NHH Campus, Oslo
Business games, management packages and team management
NHH Campus, Oslo
Working with the capstone project under supervision
Submission of master's thesis
NHH Campus, Bergen
Defense of master's thesis, current topics and conclusion