Norwegian University of Life Sciences, East Norway

Applied Economics and Sustainability

You will acquire skills in economic analysis and deeper insights into how the economy works.

Some examples of topics analyzed in the programme are:

  • How to organize energy markets to avoid monopolies and market manipulation.
  • How to design and implement an-international climate treaty.
  • How to reduce poverty and manage natural resources in a better way in developing countries.
  • How to analyze consequences of international trade agreements.
  • How to explain why commodity prices are so volatile.

    Contents of the programme:

The masters programme consists of required theory and methods courses and the option to choose a specialization in one or more economic sub-disciplines, e.g., Environmental and Resource Economics; Energy and Climate Economics; Development and Global Change; and Financial and Commodity Market Analysis. Each specialization has a set of required core courses that can be supplemented with electives from organizational science or business management. Alternatively, one can choose a more interdisciplinary profile, by selecting electives from other faculties at NMBU such as in natural sciences, technology or other social sciences to tailor the skills to one's particular interests. The completion of the degree culminates with the submission of a thesis and the successful oral defense of the work.

You can supplement the specialization with courses within organizational science or business management. Moreover, you can choose a more interdisciplinary profile, by choosing from all the courses offered at NMBU in natural sciences, technology or other social sciences. The many opportunities to choose optional courses enables you to acquire skills well suited to your interests.

Entry requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree including a specialization worth 80 ECTS. There is a minimum grade requirement of C. Documented proficiency in English in accordance with NMBU regulations.

Bachelor degree in economics or other relevant fields. The degree should include courses in mathematics and statistics and intermediate level courses in micro- and macroeconomics.

2 years | 120 ECT
To be decided for students outside EU/EEA and Switzerland
Application deadline

Nordic applicants: April 20
EU applicants: April 20
Non EU-applicants: December 1

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7,5 credits hysics topics. Basic knowledge in power electronics and electrical machines i required.