Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration ECTS credits: 120 Duration: two years
Strategy and Management focuses on how managers and employees can develop businesses to become efficient and competitive whilst maintaining corporate social responsibility. How can firms create value and develop a competitive advantage? How can business leaders through their employees carry out necessary strategic modifications? What is good management and what fosters productive employees?
The study of strategy is fundamentally about understanding why some businesses succeed while others do not. Within this framework, the Strategy and Management programme focuses on two sets of fundamental questions that illuminate this overarching theme in different ways: What creates differences in performance between businesses and industries and why do such differences persist over time, and how can firms use this knowledge to create effective strategies? How can firms—through leading and developing individuals, groups, and organisations—implement strategies or carry out complex change processes?
The Strategy and Management programme comprises two different areas of expertise/themes, "Strategic Analysis" and "Organisation and Leadership".
The Strategic Analysis theme examines theories, mechanisms, and practical frameworks that can be used to understand why differences in performance both between and within markets can arise, how and why such differences can persist over time, and how this affects strategic decisions in companies.
The Organisation and Leadership theme examines the business itself, with a focus on the challenges business leaders meet when they plan to implement or deploy strategies, how one should lead and develop the business’s human resources, and how one can carry out complex organisational changes.
Research Distinction In addition, we offer methodological courses at advanced level for students who want to elaborate their analytical skills. The advanced courses will qualify for a master's with "Research Distinction". Students who are planning to pursue a PhD are encouraged to select at least two advanced courses.
NORWAY'S LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOL
It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network (http://www.cems.org) – the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners. We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.
NHH is a government funded university and therefore 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 Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).
3 OUT OF 4 STUDENTS HAVE A JOB BEFORE GRADUATING
NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.