Admission Requirements for the MSc Programme in Business Administration
General admission criteria to master’s programmes are given in Regulations concerning Requirements for the Master’s Degrees, established by the Ministry of Education and Research. The general requirement is completed bachelor’s degree, cand.mag.-degree, or other degree or vocational education with a scope of minimum 3 years’ duration.
Further regulations concerning admission are given in Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder.
Adopted by the Academic Affairs Committee 6 October 2017.
1. Academic basis The academic basis is a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Auditing or equivalent education that is based on UHR-Economics and Administration (Universities Norway, Disciplinary Strategic Unit for Economic and Administrative Studies) plan for bachelor’s programmes in Business Administration.
120 ECTS credits must be within business administration subjects Of these, 90 ECTS credits must cover the following groups of subjects:
Business Economics (30 ECTS credits)
Investment Analysis and Finance
Administration (25 ECTS credits)
Organisation and Management
Economics (15 ECTS credits)
Methodology (20 ECTS credits)
Mathematics for Economists
Statistics for Economists
Social Scientific Methods
A minimum of 5 ECTS credits in Ethics and Social Responsibility must be included in the academic basis
2. Minimum grade requirements A weighted, average grade of C or better is required, see Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder, § 24. The grade requirement is calculated from all the grades included in the bachelor’s degree or equivalent education.
3. Ranking of applicants Weighted grade average is calculated from all the grades in the bachelor´s degree. Ranking of applicants is done according to Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder, § 25.
4. Conditional offer of admission Conditional offer of admission may be given to applicants who lacks no more than 15 ECTS credits of the admission requirements if the criteria stated in the Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder § 26 are met.