NHH AT THE TOP
For the fourth year in a row, the Norwegian School of Economics has the country’s most popular study programmes: 2,170 applicants have NHH as their first choice. ‘A rock-solid education for the labour market of the future,’ says Rector Øystein Thøgersen.
The application figures from the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (Samordna opptak) were published today. A total of 2,170 applicants have NHH as their first choice – 100 more than last year.
Measured in the number of first-choice applicants, NHH has the country’s most popular study programmes. The applicants are competing for 500 places.
‘HARD TO MAKE THE CUT’
Rector Øystein Thøgersen is very pleased that, for the fourth year in a row, NHH has the highest number of first-choice applicants.
‘It’s hard to make the cut and those who are offered a place are very strong candidates. We provide a rock-solid education for the labour market of the future, by combining topics such as technology, data analysis and sustainability, together with the more traditional subjects economy and management. With a degree from NHH, graduates will have highly sought-after expertise and can get jobs in most industries.’
On the list of the most popular study programmes, the law programmes at the University of Oslo (UiO) and the University of Bergen (UiB) come in at second and third place, respectively. Industrial Economics and Technology Management at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the sixth most popular programme.
In total, close to 5,000 higher education applicants have NHH on their list.
EXCITING INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Mari Walde (19) from St. Olav upper secondary school in Stavanger is in no doubt about where she wants to start studying in the autumn:
‘I’ve applied for NHH because it gives you incredible future opportunities in a number of industries. It’s a reputable business school, which makes it easy to get a job.’
In March, she visited NHH on its open day event, which only made her more certain of her choice. Walde particularly enjoyed hearing about the international opportunities, such as the CEMS programme and double degree.
‘I put international experience very high on the list, and think it will be valuable regardless of what job I end up in.’
NORWEGIAN CHAMPION OF STUDENT MOBILITY
NHH has for a number of years been the best in the country at student mobility. The school has agreements with more than 200 educational institutions and students can visit more than 50 countries.
‘We’re proud to be a leading European business school, and are actively working to further develop in this field. We have several international alliances and encourage all our students to go abroad for one or two semesters. As an NHH student, you’ll be attractive in both the Norwegian and international labour markets.’