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Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Economics (ECN) major from NHH Norwegian School of Economics teaches tools to analyse markets and industries and the economic challenges facing private business, public institutions and international organisations.

Overview

Understanding economic mechanisms is vital for the success of business and the design of public policy and this major offers a thorough and comprehensive education in economic theory and empirical methods.

The Economics  major from NHH Norwegian School of Economics studies what motivates and drives decisions for individuals, companies, competitors and authorities, and what determines prices, returns and economic allocations.

Career

Students graduating from the Economics major work in both the private and public sector, in consultancy and analysis, banks, insurance, telecom, energy, or the oil sector. Public employers of students of the economics profile include Norges Bank, ministries and regulators, as well as international organisations (World Bank, IMF, OECD). 

Accreditation

CEMS

EQUIS

PIM

Programme Structure

You will be equipped to analyse a diverse set of core economic questions such as:

  • What are the effects of the financial crisis on the economy?
  • Why are some mergers not profitable?
  • Is taxing wealth a good idea?
  • How fast should oil resources be exploited?

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The Welcome Week starts 10 August, teaching starts 18 August. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Recommended programme 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

  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

    152

    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 600

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Admission to master’s degree studies in Norway requires Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree.

    • GMAT or GRE
    • Curriculum vitae (résumé)
    • English language requirement
    • Documentation of financial ability (all citizens outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland must document financial ability.)
    • Documentation of identity
    • Online video and written assessment

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester.

Living costs for Bergen

  • 10362 - 16830 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

NHH is a publicly funded university and charges no application or tuition fees.

As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organisation in Bergen (Sammen),  which allows you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester.

NHH does not offer scholarships or other forms of financial support to students. Please contact your home university, the educational authorities or funding organisations in your home country to find out if you are eligible for funding.

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