Master's Programme in Business Administration (5 years)
Language of instruction
Norwegian or English.
FIL104 Logic and Reasoning or SE-109 Introduction to Economic Thought and Ethics.
have knowledge of game theory as a model for human interaction
have knowledge of the components that make up a game
have knowledge of various types of games and strategies
have knowledge of how to set up a game based on a given situation
be able to apply philosophical reflections on the rationality in a game and on game theory
be able to reflect on the rationality in a game
be able to evaluate the moral aspects of a game
be able to apply game theory in a given situation, and philosophically reflect on it
be able to communicate knowledge of game theory and its various types of application
be able to apply, and philosophically reflect on game theory in new situations
Game theory is about providing models and predictions for human interactions and other types of decision procedures where the result depends on more than one decision maker. Many social sciences, natural sciences, and philosophical disciplines therefore uses game theory in its models and predictions. This course first gives a general introduction to game theory, with an eye towards its many types of applications; for example, in economy, social sciences, psychology, biology and philosophy. Then it considers the more philosophical features of its concepts, presuppositions and applications, with an eye towards rationality and ethics, all in order to gain a clearer, deeper and more critical grasp of the general and widespread use of game theory.
Lectures and student based study groups. If there are non-Norwegian speaking students present, the lectures will be given in English. Expected workload is approximately 270 hours.
A preliminary test must be assessed as a pass. More information will be given at the beginning of the semester
Assessment methods and criteria
Three days individual take-home exam (Length: 3000 words). Grade: A-F.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.