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.
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:
The Bachelor¿s 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¿s degree in Business Administration are qualified to apply for admission to several graduate programmes, such as the Master¿s 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.
It is facilitated for students to go on exchange in the fifth semester. Studying abroad offers the students the opportunity to immerse oneself in themes and courses beyond what is offered at the School of Business and Law at UiA. An additional benefit of studying abroad is meeting languages and cultures in an educational context, an experience highly valued by many employers. International students also come to the School of Business and Law at UiA to take parts of their degree. Hence, students must be prepared for several courses being taught in English. This contributes to an international studying environment where most of the students during their studies meet foreign students and have the opportunity to practice their English skills, as well as improve their cross-cultural communication skills. For further details on student exchange contact the International Office.
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