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Bachelor's Programme in Business Administration
180 ECTS credits - 3 years - Grimstad
Completion of general upper-secondary education.
Arrangements for the recognition of prior learning are described in the information on the institution under "General arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal)".
For a description of the examination regulations, see the Examination Regulations of the University of Agder.
For information about the Norwegian grading system, see ECTS credits and grades. Specific information on grading for each course is found in the individual course descriptions.
The Examination Regulations of the University of Agder regulate the graduation requirements for each programme of study.
Upon completion of the programme, graduates of the Bachelor programme in Business Administration will:
- have basic skills in business and economics, community economiscs, market strategy and methodology
- have sufficient skills in accounting and economics analysis, organization and management subjects and marketing and methodology subjects to evaluate opportunities and limitations in a company's situation, both short-term and long-term
- have built up particular skills within a chosen breadth component, either business administration in practise or another one-year programme that has been approved as a breadth component in the study programme
Several different instructional forms are utilised. In the first half of the programme large group lectures and group work is most common. Due to several options the group lectures will be smaller in the second half of the programme. The teaching language is Norwegian.
Several courses require the submission of written assignments (done individually or in groups) in order for the student to take the final examiniation, and som courses contain oral presentations. See each course description for details. Most courses have individual written examinations with graded assessment.
Students may go on exhange during spring semester of the programme the third year of the programme. Contact International Office or International Academic Coordinator at the Faculty for further details.
In the fall semester in second year students will have to choose a third-year component. In case of limited places offered on the various third-year components students will be ranked from the number of credits and the grades from the first year. Students should not lack more than 15 credits from the first two years choose one of the following third-year component: Auditing, Accounting or Business Administration.
The bachelor programme in Business Administration is a general educational foundation for working in either private sector, organizations or public sector.
With the elective courses in the last three semesters, the student is given solid basis for work as an executive officer og Mid-Level Manager or for running their own business.
Completion of the three-year programme awards the graduate with hte degree of Bachelor in Business Administration. It is possible to terminate the study programme after the second academic year and receive the Norwegian degree "Høgskolekandidat" in Business Administration. Students who have completed the Bachelor programmen in Business Administration will be wualified for ac ceptance into the Master Degree Programme in Business Administration (Siviløkonom) at University of Agder in Kristiansand.
The Bachelor programme also gives a solid basis for futher education at other national of international institusions.
Completion of the three-year programme awards the graduate with the degree of Bachelor in Business Administration.
Head of Department Atle Svendal.
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences