Double Degree Partners

Double Degree Partners

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.

First year graduate students must ensure that their study plan is in accordance with the requirements of their selected partner school (see "Programme Structure"). 

  • Bocconi University, Italy

    Bocconi University, Italy

    • Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Documentation of language: regular
    • GPA required: none
    • Tuition fee: none, but there is a mandatory €365 graduation fee
    • Erasmus+ grant: €410 per month
    • Other: Bocconi does not accept graduate courses with pass/fail assessment
    • Other: Italian citizens or students who have previously unsuccessfully applied directly to the MSc programme at Bocconi will not be eligible to apply to the Double Degree programme with Bocconi.

    In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements: 

    • Internship

    • Thesis

      Thesis

      • You write your thesis alone, with supervisors from both Bocconi and NHH.
      • A thesis at Bocconi is only worth between 18-20 ECTS, while the requirement at NHH is 30 ECTS. Your supervisor at NHH will therefore have to guarantee that the thesis is of sufficient high quality and scope.
      • You will hand in the thesis at Bocconi. 
    • Language

      Language

      • You need to complete an A2-level course in Italian by the end of your year in Bocconi to graduate

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

    • ECN - EMIT

      ECN - EMIT

      The EMIT programme is very competitive. We therefore recommend applying for several programmes.

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

      • Programme structure (PDF, 171 kB)
      • 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 - EMIT

      ENE - EMIT

      The EMIT programme is very competitive. We therefore recommend applying for several programmes.

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

      • Programme structure
      • 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.
    • STR - EMIT

      STR - EMIT

      The EMIT programme is very competitive. We therefore recommend applying for several programmes.

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

      • Programme structure
      • 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.
    • MBM - Marketing Management

      MBM - Marketing Management

      MBM major at NHH, Marketing Management at Bocconi

      • Programme structure (PDF, 168 kB)
      • 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 - Management

      STR - Management

      STR major at NHH, Management at Bocconi

      • Programme structure (PDF, 174 kB)
      • 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, Canada

    HEC Montréal, Canada

    • Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Documentation of language: regular
    • GPA required: none
    • Tuition fee: none, but you have to pay an administrative fee of $319,95

    In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements: 

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

  • HEC Paris, France

    HEC Paris, France

    • Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Documentation of language: regular
    • GPA required: none
    • Tuition fee: approximately €30,650 (2023) for the full-year programme. Scholarships are available for international students

    In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements: 

    • Internship

      Internship

      • 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.
    • Thesis

      Thesis

      • You will write your master's thesis alone. The thesis will be submitted to NHH only, in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester. You will have a supervisor at NHH, and you must apply for a supervisor by 15 October.
      • Your thesis will be worth 30 ECTS

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

  • Ivey Business School, Canada

    Ivey Business School, Canada

    • Accreditation: EQUIS
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Documentation of language: Either an undergraduate degree taught in English; or work experience from an English-speaking environment for a minimum of two years; or TOEFL (min. internet-based score of 100), IELTS General or Academic (min. 7.0 band score), MELAB (min. 85), PTE (min. 70), CAEL (min. overall score of 60 required with no part less than 60), Duolingo (min. 125), PELMO (min. 75)
    • GPA required: none
    • Tuition fee: none

    In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements: 

    • Internship

      Internship

      As part of the programme, international professional experience is required in the summer before you start your studies in Canada.

      • For a candidate pursuing the IB stream: 8-week internship or similar work experience, at any company (that is also approved by NHH) with international operations.
      • For Business Analytics, a minimum 10-week internship or equivalent work experience, at any company (also approved by NHH), where the work involved a focus on analytics.
    • Thesis

      Thesis

      • You will write your master thesis at Ivey, and it should be submitted to Ivey only. 
      • Your thesis will be worth 30 ECTS

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

  • Louvain School of Management, Belgium

    Louvain School of Management, Belgium

    • Accreditation: EQUIS
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Documentation of language: regular
    • GPA required: none
    • Tuition fee: none
    • Erasmus+ grant: €410 per month
    • Other: Louvain only accepts a maximum of one pass/fail course per semester

    In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements: 

    • Thesis

      Thesis

      • You will start working on your thesis (20 ECTS) in your second semester. You will write your master's thesis alone.
      • The thesis will be submitted to both the NHH (co-supervisor) and Louvain (supervisor). Co-supervisor will control and confirm that the thesis fulfills NHHs criteria. Oral defense at Louvain.
      • Your thesis will be recognized as 30 ECTS into your NHH degree.

    Please note that the Louvain Double Degree is available in the following major combinations:

  • Luiss Guido Carli, Italy

    Luiss Guido Carli, Italy

    • Accreditation: EQUIS, AMBA 
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Documentation of language: regular
    • GPA required: none
    • Tuition fee: none, but there is a mandatory €200 graduation fee and a €140 regional tax fee
    • Erasmus+ grant: €410 per month
    • Other: Luiss does not accept graduate courses with pass/fail assessment

    In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements: 

    • Internship

      Internship

      • Incoming students are not required to do an internship. They will instead be assigned a project work which they will organize at Luiss. Students are welcome to do an internship in Rome instead. Contact the Double Degree coordinator for more information on this. 
    • Thesis

      Thesis

      • You will write your master’s thesis alone, with supervisors from Luiss. You will need to do an oral defence of your thesis before graduation. 
      • Your thesis at Luiss will be made up of 18 ECTS written work + project work for a total of 30 ECTS

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

    • ENE - Strategic Management

      ENE - Strategic Management

      Combine the ENE major at NHH with Strategic Management, Innovation and Sustainability at Luiss.

      • Programme structure (PDF 198 KB)
      • You have to follow a specific study plan during your first year at NHH in order to qualify for the Luiss degree. Contact the Double Degree Coordinator for more information.
  • Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

    Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

    • Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Documentation of language: regular for students in the Finance programme. You can read about the language requirements for the International MSc in Finance programme here.
    • GPA required: none
    • Tuition fee: none
    • Erasmus+ grant: €410 per month
    • Other: Nova does not accept graduate courses with pass/fail assessment
    • Other: 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.
    • Other: for the International MSc 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

    In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements: 

    • Language

      Language

      • If you are enrolled in the International MSc in Finance programme, you must have completed the language requirement detailed here.
      • All students, regardless of whether they are attending the Int. MSc. in Finance or the regular MSc. in Finance must submit an English certificate minimum B2. You can upload one of the following exams: Cambridge, TOEFl, or IELTS. TOEFL iBT Home Edition certificates are accepted.
    • Thesis

      Thesis

      • You will write your master thesis at Nova, called "Work Project". You will have a supervisor at Nova only. 
      • Your thesis will be worth 30 ECTS

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

    • FIE - Finance

      FIE - Finance

      Combine FIE at NHH with the highly ranked International Master’s in Finance or the regular Master’s in Finance programme at Nova. 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.

  • University of Mannheim, Germany

    University of Mannheim, Germany

    • Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA (Triple Crown)
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Documentation of language: regular
    • GPA required: none
    • Tuition fee: none
    • Erasmus+ grant: €410 per month
    • Other: Mannheim does not accept graduate courses with pass/fail assessment

    In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements: 

    • Thesis

      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. 
      • You will have a supervisor and submit your thesis at Mannheim only.
      • Your thesis is made up of a written work worth 24 ECTS + seminar for a total of 30 ECTS

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

  • University of Queensland, Australia

    University of Queensland, Australia

    • Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS
    • Language of instruction: English
    • Documentation of language: 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 about UQ's English requirements (PDF).
    • You can get an exception from the language requirements above if you're a Norwegian with a diploma (vitnemål) from high school with a grade of 4 or better in English, or if you fulfill any other English language qualification, as stated in Part B of PPL 3.40.14d2—Table 2. Read more about the application process to UQ (PDF)
    • GPA required: none
    • Tuition fee: none

    In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements: 

    • Thesis

      Thesis

      • You will write your thesis at UQ alone, with a UQ supervisor. 
      • Your thesis will be worth 30 ECTS

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

  • Compatibility Overview

    Compatibility Overview

    Partner Institution Country Second degree NHH major Places 
    Bocconi Italy EMIT, Marketing, Marketing Management ENE, ECN, STR, MBM

    7 (2-3 per specialization)

    HEC Montréal Canada Operations and Global Supply Chain Management ENE 2
    HEC Paris France Sustainability and Social Innovation (SASI) ENE, any 2-3
    Ivey Canada International Business, BAN Any, BAN 5
    Louvain Belgium Management Science, Business Engineering, Supply Chain Management Any, ENE 6
    Luiss Italy Strategy Management, Innovation and Sustainability ENE 5
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa Portugal Finance, International Master's in Finance FIE 5
    Universität Mannheim Germany Management Any 6
    University of Queensland Australia Global Management Any 5