Economic Analysis

NHH Norwegian School of Economics

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Economic Analysis (ECO) major will give you a solid background to work as a specialist, advisor or manager within various lines of business and organizations, and especially for jobs that require insights and analytical competence at a high professional level.


The major sheds light on a wide range of economic issues, covering business analysis, finance and economics. Compared to other majors that offer courses in similar subjects, ECO courses have a stronger emphasis on understanding the validity and limitations of methods and models. The increased emphasis on understanding the methods and models, rather than just being able to apply them, helps students' competence stay relevant in a future work place with increasing degrees of automation.

The three main areas in ECO — financial economics, business analysis and economics — offer opportunities for specialisation. At the same time, emphasis is placed on the close links that exist between the subjects. This gives you the possibility to specialise within one area, but also to choose valuable combinations across areas.


The major is well suited for jobs that require high analytical competence. Such jobs are found in, among others, the banking, finance, and insurance industries, major companies, innovation- and knowledge-oriented businesses, public administration, and international organizations.

The major also provides an ideal basis for pursuing a PhD in one of its subject areas.





Programme Structure

Financial economics covers key methods in advanced investments/asset pricing, corporate finance and corporate governance, derivatives pricing and risk management, and insurance economics and macroeconomic analysis. A common feature of the courses is that they focus on the main insights and assumptions behind important finance models, and emphasize their strengths and weaknesses. 

Business analysis focuses on how value creation in an organisation can be measured, analysed and managed in the best possible way. The subject is covered through courses in management accounting, accounting and capital markets, economic organisation theory, analysis and applications of auctions and tenders, and of principles for dynamic pricing.

The subject of economics offers courses in key areas such as microeconomics, international macroeconomics, industrial organisation, taxation and resource economics. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The Welcome Week starts 16 August, teaching starts 23 August. 




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
152 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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

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

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

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.


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.

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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Economic Analysis
NHH Norwegian School of Economics