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Master's in Economics

Course Description

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
ECTS credits: 120
Duration: two years

The programme will give you the skills to analyse markets and industries and the economic challenges facing private business, public institutions and the development in countries and regions. It will provide you with important perspectives for understanding an increasingly globalised economy.

Understanding economic mechanisms is vital for the success of business and the design of public policy and this master’s programme offers a thorough and comprehensive education in economic theory and econometrics. You will be equipped to analyse core economic questions such as: What are the effects of the financial crisis? Why are some mergers not profitable? Is taxing wealth a good idea? How fast should oil resources be exploited?

You will learn what motivates and drives decisions for individuals, companies, competitors and authorities - and what determines prices, returns and economic conditions.


The programme provides students with basic analytical skills in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics.

Macroeconomics: covers areas such as business cycles, inflation and economic growth in a national and global perspective, including monetary and fiscal policy. Microeconomics: focuses on consumer behaviour and strategic interaction between companies in markets with imperfect competition and on how information and uncertainty affect decision-making. Econometrics: applies statistical methods to economic data in order to analyse economic themes with a focus on regression analysis and extensive use of practical lab exercises.

The programme also offers also a range of courses that allow you to focus on subject areas you find particularly interesting, such as:
Behavioural Economics
Industrial Economics
Development Economics
Labour Economics
Resource and Environmental Economics

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.


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).


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 520 000 (approx. 63 000 USD) including benefits.

Visit the Master's in Economics page on the Norwegian School of Economics website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Stine Viddal Øi - graduate

2545.jpg "The profile has a broad specter of courses with distinguished lecturers. Smaller class sizes allows for active participation and dialogue. The mix of academic theory and current affairs is motivating and gives you a great understanding of the society from an economic perspective."


Entry Requirements

1) Bachelor degree -minimum 90 ECTS in economics and business administration. In addition, we require that minimum 1/6 (30 ECTS) of previous studies are within business administration. 2) GMAT or GRE (some applicants may be exempted). 3) TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC or PTE (some applicants may be exempted). 4) Curriculum Vitae. 5) Documentation of financial ability (citizens from outside of EU/EEA and Switzerland). 6) Documentation of identity. View Website

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