NHH - NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Master in Economics

The Master in Economics (ECN) is one of the specialisations within the two-year MSc programme in Economics and Business Administration at NHH. After finishing the programme you will be awarded the title MSc in Economics and Business Administration.

The ECN programme is intended to equip students with solid analytical skills to analyse economic questions relevant for private business, public institutions, and international organisations.

Understanding economic mechanisms is vital for the success of business and the design of public policy. The programme offers a thorough and comprehensive education in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics, and a wide set of optional courses for students interested in questions such as: What is the effect of the financial crises on economic growth? How should a brand-name company price its product facing competition from private labels? How fast should the oil resources be exploited? Is tax on wealth a good idea?

The programme builds on the very strong tradition of economics at NHH offering courses in fields such as macroeconomics, international economics, industrial organisation, labour economics, resource economics, and behavioural economics. The programme is ideal for students pursuing a career in large private companies, consultancy, public institutions, international organisations, or academia.

Contact (person and/or unit) The Office of Student and Academic Affairs
Telephone (+47) 55 95 92 00
Email admission@nhh.no
Programme duration 2 years
Application deadline Apply online via SĂžknadsWeb (ApplicationWeb) between 1 November and 15 February. We encourage early submission of applications.
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites Admission is based on a university degree of at least three years of study beyond Norwegian minimum requirements for entrance to higher education (in Norway) with satisfactory results. Applicants' previous studies must contain a minimum of 50 % (90 ECTS) within economics and business administration (this can include, but not exclusively be made up of subjects like statistics or mathematics). In addition, we require that minimum 1/6 (30 ECTS) of previous studies are within business administration (which includes finance, accounting, strategy, marketing, statistics, mathematics etc, but not economics courses such as micro- or macroeconomics). We require a minimum score of 600 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The minimum requirement for the GRE test is 152 points (new scale) / 660 points (old scale) on the Quantative reasoning section.

If English is not your mother tongue, you are required to prove your English proficiency by taking either a TOEFL or an IELTS test. For the TOEFL test a score of at least 575 points on the written test, 233 on the computer-based version or 90 points on the internet based test, are required. The minimum score requirement on the IELTS is 6.5. Exemptions from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement may be considered if you can document that the medium of your higher education has been English for two years or more.
Tuition Government funded - No tuition.
Subject area Business Studies/Management Science
Degree level Master
City Bergen, Norway
Credits 120 ECTS
Language of teaching English
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