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Service Leadership in International Business

University of Stavanger

24 months
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The Service Leadership in International Business programme at University of Stavanger  aims to provide the students with high level knowledge of theory and research in the hotel, restaurant and tourism sector. Individual learning is stimulated through tailored programmes with an emphasis on problem based learning. 


Join this exciting and vibrant programme with a strong international profile. Students will interact with professors who have strong local, national and international research networks worldwide.

The Service Leadership in International Business programme at University of Stavanger is designed to qualify successful students to enter leadership positions in the hotel, restaurant and tourism industry.


This master degree programme, will for many be the start of a future career as managers. 

Former students from the Norwegian School of Hotel Management can be found in different management positions within the service industry. Some are hotel manager, excecutive managers within tourism, sales and marketing managers, while others are production managers, 

Key account managers, consultants, or project managers. In other words, the study gives you a possiblity to work with a great variety of interesting sectors, with a great variation of interesting tasks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Business and Leadership

  • Strategic Leadership and Philosophy

  • Service Operations Management
  • Strategic and International Marketing 
  • International HR Perspectives
  • Service Innovations and International Entrepreneurship

  • Master's thesis in service leadership in international business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Exact application periods:

  • Nordic counties: 1st February - 15th April
  • Non-EU: 10th December - 10th January
  • EU: 1st February - 1st March


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades. Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division or lower will not be considered for admission.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor’s degree, which includes at least 80 ECTS credits in one or several of the following subjects is required:

  • Hotel/Hospitality Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Tourism
  • Business Administration 
  • Economy

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • All students are required to pay a semester fee per semester, with the exception of exchange students.

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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