Master in Economics and Business Administration

Master in Economics and Business Administration

Academic strength and comprehensive understanding of business and industry. With a master's degree from NHH you get the best foundation for an inspiring career.

It makes a difference where you study! NHH is a Triple Crown accredited business school and among the best ranked institutions in Europe. A master's degree from NHH enables you to make qualified decisions for business and society. Flexibility lets you tailor your degree to your academic interests and career ambitions, and opens the way to exceptional international experiences.

For students with a bachelor's degree from Norway, please see the programme description in Norwegian


Programme structure

Major (45 ECTS.)

The major consists of compulsory and elective courses. We recommend that you take the compulsory courses in the first or second semester. The number of compulsory courses varies between the different majors. All majors include a course in empirical methodology.

Elective courses (45 ECTS.)

Students can form a combination with electives of choice within a given framework. Of these electives, 22.5 ECTS credits must be in other subject areas than the chosen major, i.e. they cannot have the same letter code as the major.

One can also select a minor (22.5-30 ECTS.) according to what is specified in the major. The minor cannot be within the same subject areas as the major. Students can also use CEMS or Innovation school (30 ECTS.) as a minor.

Master's thesis (30 ECTS.)

During their degree, all students must write a master's thesis where they perform an in-depth study on one or more issues within their chosen major. The master’s thesis should be written in the third or fourth semester. The thesis should be within the academic field of the major and is normally written together with another student. The master’s thesis gives students the skills in thinking and working independently on a topic of their interests. 

We recommend the following semester structure: 

  1. semester: 30 ECTS. major
  2. semester: 15 ECTS. major + 15 ECTS. elective/minor
  3. semester: 30 ECTS. elective/minor/exchange
  4. semester: 30 ECTS. master's thesis

See detailed programme description

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

NHH is a publicly funded university and charges no application or tuition fees. This applies to Norwegian and EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.

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Career opportunities

NHH graduates are highly sought after by potential employers. Surveys show that our graduates quickly find relevant well-paid jobs. The majority of NHH students receive a job offer before graduating.

A master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration gives you a comprehensive education that qualifies for a wide range of jobs, regardless of which major you choose. You will find more information on typical career opportunities in the description of each specialisation.

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International opportunities

As an NHH student, you have excellent opportunities to gain international experience through exchange programmes, the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM), the Double Degree programme and summer courses.

The programme accommodates for students to go on exchange during their studies, and more than 50 per cent make use of this opportunity. This makes NHH the Norwegian exchange champions!

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Student life

The NHH experience is not limited to the classrooms and study halls. Engaging in student activities, will provide you with new friends and possibilities to develop your teamwork and leadership skills.

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Study in Bergen

Admission requirements

Admission to the MSc programme at NHH requires Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree, whereof 90 ECTS must be within economics and business administration. 

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About the programme

ECTS Credits
MSc in Economics and Business Administration


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