NHH summer school

NHH summer school

Interact with students from all over the world while being taught by NHH faculty and leading experts in the various academic fields. NHH is Norway’s leading business school and the number one choice for Norwegian students.

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Join the NHH Summer School and choose from three different courses depending on your level of study and academic interests.

The dates for NHH Summer School 2017: June 19 - 30

Experience the vibrant city of Bergen, the gateway to the fjords and the historic hub for commerce and trade in Norway at its most beautiful in June while it boasts 24 hours of daylight and brimming with opportunities to explore the area.

  • ELE11 Intercultural Communication: a Nordic Perspective

    ELE11 Intercultural Communication: a Nordic Perspective

    Drawing on theories from Nordic researchers on intercultural communication and cross-cultural management, the basic concepts with examples from the Nordic cultures, and with a special attention to business practices, will be discussed. 

    Intercultural Communication: a Nordic Perspective is a summer course open to undergraduate students from NHH partner schools. 

    The programme has been developed and organised by NHH faculty in partnership with a range of companies active in the industries examined in the course. Company visits and case studies form a major part of the course schedule.

    Read the full course description

    Programme for ELE11 (subject to change)

    Date

    Programme

    Friday 16 June Arrival and welcome
    Saturday 17 June

    Free day

    Evening: Welcome dinner

    Sunday 18 June Guided tour of Bergen and free day
    Monday 19 June
    • Introduction to the course, the major themes and the assignments
    • Activities around the topic "Culture"
    Tuesday 20 June
    • The Nordic values: company case studies and theories
    • The Danish concept of hygge
    Wednesday 21 June
    • The Nordic values: company case studies and theories
    • What is Nordic about IKEA?
    Thursday 22 June
    • Company visit: Nordic design
    Friday 23 June
    • The Nordic management style
    Saturday 24 June Midsummer night excursion
    Sunday 25 June Free Day
    Monday 26 June
    • Nordic theories and applications of language in the workplace
    Tuesday 27 June
    • Nordic theories on intercultural communication
    Wednesday 28 June
    • Are Nordic business people alike? The case of NORDEA
    Thursday 29 June
    • Nordic business executives and the rest of the world: examples of challenges and best practices
    Friday 30 June
    • Sum up and fieldwork instructions

    Evening: Farewell dinner

    Saturday 1 July Departure
    Thursday 14 July Deadline for handing in the written group paper
  • ELE427 Social Entrepreneurship

    ELE427 Social Entrepreneurship

    This course is designed to provide a socially relevant academic experience in order to help students gain in-depth insights into economic and social value creation across a number of sectors/areas, including poverty alleviation, energy, health, and sustainability.

    Social Entrepreneurship is a summer course open to graduate students from NHH partner schools. 

    Through readings, guest speakers, case discussions, lectures, and student presentations, students will learn to think strategically and act opportunistically with a socially-conscious business mindset. The close collaboration with Impact Hub in Bergen, which is a platform for supporting social entrepreneurship activities, and Ferd, an investment company that invest in social entrepreneurship, means that students can link theory to practice as they are exposed to real social entrepreneurship activities.

    Read the full course description

    Programme for ELE427 (subject to change)

    Date

    Programme

    Friday 16 June Arrival and welcome
    Saturday 17 June

    Free day

    Evening: Welcome dinner

    Sunday 18 June Guided tour of Bergen and free day
    Monday 19 June
    • Introduction to the course, the major themes and the assignment(s)
    • Entrepreneurship. Include GEM entrepreneurship study and Norway
    • Entrepreneurial teams
    Tuesday 20 June
    • Theories of social entreprenurship
    • Who are social entrepreneurs? How do social entrepreneurs differ from commerial/traditional entrepreneurs?
    • Creative process of social entrepreneurship
    • Guest lecture: social entrepreneurship in Norway
    Wednesday 21 June
    • Social entrepreneurship and ethics
    • Developing the social enterprise
    • Business plans
    Thursday 22 June
    • Social entrepreneurship and business models
    • Measuring social value
    • Earned income
    Friday 23 June
    • Clean start: Starting a social venture (simulation)
    Saturday 24 June

    Excursion

    Sunday 25 June Free day
    Monday 26 June
    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • Donations, government income and entrepreneurial fundraising
    • Case: financing of social entreprenurship
    Tuesday 27 June
    • Launch, growth, and goal attainment
    • Public policy shifts
    • Case
    Wednesday 28 June Study day
    Thursday 29 June Excursion
    Friday 30 June
    • Student presentations of project/group works and discussion

    Evening: Farewell dinner

    Saturday 1 July Departure
    Sunday 7 July Deadline for handing in the written group paper
  • ELE428 Natural Resource Management and Policy: the Norwegian Model

    ELE428 Natural Resource Management and Policy: the Norwegian Model

    Learn how to manage natural resources from experts in the field.

    Natural resource management and policy: The Norwegian model is a summer course open to graduate students from NHH partner schools. 

    The programme has been developed and organised by NHH faculty in partnership with a range of companies active in the industries examined in the course. Company visits and case studies form a major part of the course schedule.

    Read the full course description

    Programme for ELE428 (subject to change)

    Date

    Programme

    Friday 16 June Arrival and welcome
    Saturday 17 June

    Free day

    Evening: Welcome dinner

    Sunday 18 June Guided tour of Bergen and free day
    Monday 19 June

    Opening

    • International trade and political aspects
    • A historical perspective on management of natural resources
    • Practical information
    Tuesday 20 June

    Non-renewable resources

    • Status and prospects for the Norwegian continental shelf
    • Managing non-renewable resources
    Wednesday 21 June

    Aquaculture - excursion

    • Company visit: Lerøy
    • Managing aquaculture
    Thursdag 22 June

    Electricity

    • Environmental policy
    • The physical markets, market integration and market changes
    • Markets and regulations
    Friday 23 June

    Environment

    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Climate change - an international perspective
    • EU's emissions trading system
    Saturday 24 June Excursion: Hardanger AKVA center
    Sunday 25 June Free day
    Monday 26 June

    Policy instruments

    • Tradeable quotas
    • Financial instruments
    Tuesday 27 June

    Resource management

    • Managing renewable resources
    • Active or passive investment strategy
    Wednesday 28 June

    Petroleum - excursion

    • Company visit: Statoil
    • Norwegian macroeconomic policy and the petreoleum fund
    Thursday 29 June

    Exam preparation

    • Deforestation
    Friday 30 June

    Exam day

    • Student presentations: parallel sessions with presentations of group work

    Evening: Farewell dinner

    Saturday 1 July Departure
  • Application and admission

    Application and admission

    Application deadline

    The application deadline is 15 March.

    Online application

    To apply for admission, please complete the online application form, and submit electronic copies of the following documents:

    • Transcript of records from every college or university attended 
    • Letter of motivation    
    • Curriculum vitae (CV)    

    ONLINE APPLICATION FORM(Søknadsweb)

    If the link does not take you directly to Søknadsweb for Norges Handelshøyskole/Norwegian School of Economics, you can click on the menu with the different schools and select Norges Handelshøyskole. You can also change the language to English in the top right corner of the page. Select the option titled "International Applicant" and "Register new international applicant" to register your contact information and receive a login password by e-mail.

    Students on graduate/master level may apply for admission to all courses. If you apply for more than one course, please prioritise the courses in your application.

    Students on undergraduate/bachelor level may only apply for ELE11.

    Applications are not considered complete until all required paperwork has been submitted. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

    Admission requirements

    • Undergraduate students shall have completed at least one year of university study prior to participation in the summer school
    • Graduate students shall have completed an undergraduate degree prior to participation in the summer school
    • Good academic standing
    • Excellent command of the English language

    Only students coming from NHH’s partner universities will be considered for admission. If slots become available, NHH students applying for admission may also be admitted. 

    Applicants will be ranked based on the following criteria: grade point average and motivation letter.

    Tuition, fees and financing

    As a public university institution, NHH does not charge any application, admission or tuition fees to international students. Students are required to cover travel costs to and from Bergen and they are expected to have sufficient funds to cover housing, meals, a contribution towards the social part of the course programme, incidental expenses, and extra-curricular activities.

  • Summer School dates and class information

    Summer School dates and class information

    Dates: All courses run from June 19 – 30. We recommend all students to arrive in Bergen on June 16 to be able to join the welcome programme during the first weekend.

    Language of instruction: All courses are taught in English.

    Credits: All courses are worth 6 ECTS

    Grading: Grading scale A - F

    Class format: Lectures and discussions, often based on case preparation.

    Attendance: Class attendance is mandatory.

    Participation: Active class participation is expected in presentations, coursework, and group work

    Course approval: The students must have completed the required assignments set by the course instructor (course approval). Final grade is based on the written paper and a presentation of a group project.

    Examinations: Having received course approval, the students hand in a written paper.

  • Practical information

    Practical information

    Accommodation

    Housing will be provided at a reasonable cost to all students accepted into the Graduate Summer School at Hatleberg Student Accommodation.

    Arrival and welcome

    Upon arrival in Bergen, a pick-up service will be provided for all Summer School students.

    A special programme of events will be provided during the initial weekend, with a focus on information, sightseeing, social events, integration, and parties. More information about the welcome programme will be sent out directly to successfully admitted students well in advance of their arrival in Bergen.

    Residence permits and visas

    Students joining the Summer School do not require a residence permit, and most will not require a visa to visit Norway for the duration of the summer school.

    A list of countries exempted from visa requirements.

    Information on health insurance in Norway.

    Living costs

    Approximate costs, excluded travel cost to and from Bergen and meals are 5000 NOK.

    What you get:

    • Single bedroom with private bathroom close to NHH (WiFi included)
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • A guided tour at Bryggen (UNESCO's World Heritage site)
    • Company visits
    • Social programme