Courses in Economics major

Select courses equivalent to 45 ECTS according to the plan below for a major in Economics. Together with your master thesis (30ECTS), this constitutes your major. Please see the profile description for suggested tracks; Competition and Business Strategy (CBS), Sustainable Development and Public Policy (SDP), Macroeconomics, Finance and Asset Markets (MFA). Note, however, that the tracks only represent recommended course combinations and not something students must follow.

Please note: All students starting in the autumn of 2024 and later are required to take at least 7,5 ECTS credits from the courses designated "Etikk, samfunnsansvar og bærekraft" (ERS).

Major in Economics (ECN)


Code Name Stp Semester
ECN402 ECN402Econometrics 7.5 Autumn Spring
ECN425 ECN425Solving Economic and Social Problems with Big Data 7.5 Spring


Code Name Stp Semester
ECN400 ECN400Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 7.5 Autumn
ECN401 ECN401Microeconomic Theory with Applications 7.5 Autumn

Minumum 22,5 credits

Code Name Stp Semester
BAN440 BAN440Data Driven Business Analysis (replacing ECN431) 7.5 Spring
BUS438 BUS438Strategic Organization and Competition (N) 7.5 Spring
BUS442 BUS442Competition - Law and Economics (N) 7.5 Autumn
BUS470 BUS470Retail Analytics 7.5 Spring
BUS475 BUS475Competition Strategy (N) 7.5 Autumn
ECN430 ECN430Empirical Methods and Applications in Macroeconomics and Finance 7.5 Spring
ECN434 ECN434International Trade and Globalisation 7.5 Spring
ECO401 ECO401Optimisation and Microeconomic Theory 7.5 Autumn
ECO421 ECO421Asset Pricing 7.5 Autumn
ECO423 ECO423Advanced Derivatives 7.5 Spring
ECO427 ECO427Industrial Organization (N) 7.5 Spring
ECO433 ECO433Empirical Strategies for Causal Analysis 7.5 Autumn Spring
ECO435 ECO435Topics in finance: Finansielle Institusjoner 7.5 Autumn
ECO439 ECO439Resource Economics 7.5 Spring
ECO441 ECO441Taxes and Public Policy 7.5 Spring
ETI450 ETI450Corporate Social Responsibility 7.5 Spring
FIE403 FIE403Business Cycle Analysis and Macroeconomic Policies 7.5 Autumn Spring
FIE420 FIE420Money and Banking (N) 7.5 Autumn
FIE421 FIE421Macroeconomic Analysis and Sustainability 7.5 Spring
FIE431 FIE431Crashes and Crises (N) 7.5 Autumn
FIETHE FIETHEIndependent work/thesis 30 Autumn Spring