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
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.
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.
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.