Business Administration

University of Stavanger

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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MSc in Business Administration at University of Stavanger offers a broad and interesting platform of theory and tools that will make you relevant and attractive for today’s labour market. The UiS Business School has close contact with business, and offers an active and social environment for students.


The MSc program in business administration ranks among the most recognized studies in the country, and offers broad-ranging career opportunities both in Norway and abroad.  

Students at the MSc program in Business Administration apply for the specialization profile (major) that includes four courses and the master thesis. To establish a common point of departure in terms of mindset and methodology, the first semester is devoted to three common courses offered to all students on the program.

Semester two continues with specialization courses for each of the profiles: Economics, Applied Finance, Strategic Innovation Management, and Strategic Marketing and Analysis, and Leadership in a Digital Economy. Flexibility is introduced in semester three, when all students are free to pursue elective courses or international exchange, and a minimum of one course has to be outside of the major. In the fourth and final semester, students are expected to devote themselves to research and writing for their MSc thesis.


The MSc program in business administration offers wide-ranging career opportunities in business, industry, government, and professional organisations, with prospects in terms of both leadership and professional expert careers. Examples of job content include economic research, fund management, investment analysis, corporate finance, energy and environmental analyses, system design for incentivized motivation, brand building and strategic marketing, innovation strategy and policy formation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Data Analytics and Research Methods

  • Business Decisions
  •  Master Thesis
  •  Developing and Marketing Innovations
  •  Strategy and Business Models
  •  Advanced Marketing Analytics
  • Economics of Innovation

  • Perspectives on Strategic Innovation

  • Strategies for Innovation Management

  • Microeconomics

  • Macroeconomics

  • Investments

  • Corporate Finance and Governance

  • Strategy and Business Models

  • Leadership and Organisational Change

  • Information Management and Digitalization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligible for this study programme, a Bachelor's degree including minimum 90 ECTS in the following subjects is required:

  • Business Economics (accounting, investment analysis etc.)
  • Administrative Sciences (marketing, organisation and leadership, business strategy etc.)
  • Economics (macroeconomics, microeconomics etc.)
  • Methodology (mathematics, statistics, research methods etc.)

The subjects within the fields of business economics and administrative sciences must be equal to minimum 30 ECTS. The methodology subjects must include both mathematics and statistics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740  per semester.


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