Business - Strategy, M.Sc.

Business - Strategy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The strategic insight you will acquire through this major will enable you to understand industry and market conditions, learn about appropriate strategic decisions, and learn how to implement these decisions in a firm.


You will learn the analytical skills needed to make complex business decisions, and how to maintain an action-oriented perspective of firms' strategic processes. Additionally, you will gain the contextual understanding necessary to become a strategist in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global business environment.

Among the courses, you will find:

  • Interorganisational Strategies: Interorganisational relations are various types of alliances, acquisitions and networks. Learn how and when they can be useful.
  • Corporate and Global Strategies: Get familiar with strategic issues that corporate headquarters face with respect to achieving sustainable competitive advantage in an increasingly global competition arena.
  • Strategies for Industrial Competitiveness: Learn what the ultimate determinants are for the productivity and innovation capacity of nations, regions and industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Microeconomics
  • Applied Business Ethics
  • Economic and Organisational Foundations of Strategic Management
  • Behavioural Foundations of Strategic Management
  • Research Methodology for Strategy
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Corporate & Global Strategies
  • Interorganisational Strategies
  • Strategies of Industrial Competitiveness

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Credits
                    120 ECTS
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

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                  Academic Requirements

                  • A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the field of business administration, finance or economics

                  The Bachelor’s degree must include the following foundation courses: 

                  • Macroeconomics
                  • Microeconomics
                  •  Mathematicsa
                  • Statistics or Econometrics 
                  • Accounting
                  • Finance 
                  •  And a minimum of two administration and management courses within marketing, organisational management, strategy, etc.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    9920 EUR/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 9920 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                    8710 EUR/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 8710 EUR per year 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.

                  Tuition fees : 

                  • Internal Applicants : 78600 NOK / 8710 EUR / 9670 USD per year 
                  • External Applicants: 89500 NOK/ 9920 EUR / 10980 USD per year 

                  Living costs for Oslo

                  • 11682 - 19230 NOK/month
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