The Bachelor's Programme in Business Administration is a three year integrated Programme aiming at educating candidates with a high level of analytical, theoretical, and practical competences, which will provide the foundation for candidates' professional career and postgraduate education. The Programme consists of a specter of courses such as accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and strategy. In addition, courses such as social scientific methods, mathematics, and business analysis are included.
The content of the Programme is based on a national cooperation that offers candidates opportunities for further education at Master¿s level, such as Business Administration at the School of Business and Law at UiA or other institutions. Because of this national cooperation, the first two years in the Programme consists of compulsory courses within four disciplines: (1) business administration and accounting, (2) economics, (3) marketing and organisational theory, and (4) methodological subjects. In the third and final year the students can either choose 60 ECTS in Human Relation Management and Organizational Development at campus Grimstad or continue at campus Kristiansand with a mix of elective courses in the fall semester and compulsory courses and the BA thesis in the spring semester.
Students who are interested in going on exchange, can do so in the 5th semester and then do the 6th semester at campus Kristiansand.
|1. sem||BE-111-1 Financial Accounting 1 7.5 sp||ORG109-1 Organisation Theory 7.5 sp||SE-112-1 Principles of Economics 7.5 sp||TFL126-1 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 7.5 sp|
|ME-001-1 Preliminary Course for Mathematics Applied in Business Administration 0 sp|
|2. sem||BE-110-1 Management Accounting 1 7.5 sp||ME-112-1 Social Scientific Methods 7.5 sp||MA-138-1 Mathematics Applied in Business Administration A 7.5 sp||MF-102-1 Marketing 7.5 sp|
|3. sem||BE-209-1 Financial Accounting 2 7.5 sp||ME-111-1 Business Analytics 1 7.5 sp||SE-213-1 Microeconomics 7.5 sp||ORG207-1 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 7.5 sp|
|4. sem||BE-210-1 Principles of Corporate Finance 7.5 sp||JU-106-1 Business Law 7.5 sp||SE-204-1 Macroeconomics 7.5 sp||ORG209-1 Strategic Management 7.5 sp|
|5. sem||Minor subject, 5th and 6th semesters For bachelor students 3rd year (Kristiansand)|
|5. sem||ORG222-G Arbeidslivskunnskap og ledelse 7.5 sp||JU-207-G Individual labor law 7.5 sp||ORG213-G Work Environment Development 7.5 sp||ORG223-G Bemanning og rekruttering 7.5 sp|
|5. sem||Electives or exchange abroad in 5th semester|
|6. sem||ORG314-G Bachelor Thesis 15 sp||Electives 2nd semester|
|6. sem||ORG208-1 International Business 7.5 sp||ME-201-1 Business Analytics 2 7.5 sp||ME-302-1 Bachelor Thesis 15 sp|
Elective courses in the 5th semester The elective courses are based on the specializations offered at the Master's level at the School of Business and Law at UiA and are therefore subject to change. To make the time tables reasonable, "packages" of courses within the same subject area will be offered; e.g. Marketing and Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Economics, and Accounting. Students are free to choose across these "packages" but must then be aware of the risk of time table collisions. More detailed information about the current offerings will be given early in the spring semester in the second year of study.
Please note that changes might occur, and that courses on offer may be subject to modification as they rely on sufficient student enrolment and available resources.
A candidate who has successfully completed this programme should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of general competence, knowledge and skills.
GENERAL COMPETENCE (PROGRAMME GOALS)
The candidate should be able to:
The candidate should be able to demonstrate:
The candidate should be able to:
Students are exposed to international dimensions and issues in teaching as well as in the curriculum. Many faculty members have an international background and are active in international research networks. A number of courses are taught in English for incoming exchange students. This contributes to an international study environment, and students use English actively during their studies.
In fifth semester student may go on exchange. Studying abroad provides an opportunity to take courses and subjects beyond what is offered at the School of Business and Law at UiA. Additional benefits of studying abroad are improved language skills and cross-cultural communication skills, both highly valued by many employers.
The School of Business and Law at UiA is internationally accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and the accreditation opens the doors for collaboration with good institutions worldwide. For further information on exchange opportunities, see the International Office's website.
The Bachelor Programme in Business Administration is a vocational, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that provides the foundation for a number of positions in both the private and private sector. The study also provides the basis for starting your own business.
Students who have completed the bachelor degree in Business Administration are qualified to apply for admission to several graduate programmes, such as the Master Programmes in Business Administration and in Accounting and Auditing at the University of Agder.
The Bachelor programme also provides a good foundation for further studies at other institutions nationally or internationally. Please note that other institutions may have additional requirements for admission to their graduate programmes.
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