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2 years
120 ECTS credits

This Study Programme is not open for applicants outside EU/EEA for intake for the academic year 2019/2020.

If you are interested in working with an international company, and plan on working in Norway, you will benefit from the specialisation in International Management. By taking this programme you will develop an understanding of working with an internationally diverse group because a great number of countries are represented among the students taking International Management. The focus on specific international issues is presented theoretically and practically through cases and group work, and you will gain a competence that is appreciated by international companies both in Norway and abroad. Students who have completed the programme have gotten jobs in a variety of sectors within the business community, such as banking and other financial institutions, consultancy, auditing, manufacturing and oil technology, to name a few. 

UiA offers two specialisations in MSc Business Administration for international applicants: International Management and Financial Economics.

Course structure

1st year


Research Methods in Business

Culture and Ethics

Corporate Finance

International Management

2nd sem


Emerging Markets

Financial Statement Analysis and Equity Valuation

International Marketing

2nd year

3rd sem

Electives / Exchange

4th sem

Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS credits

The programme consists of 7.5 ECTS credit courses and a Master’s Thesis worth 30 ECTS credits.

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Admission requirements

Admission requirements

The applicant must hold a three-year bachelor’s degree (of minimum 180 ECTS credits) from an accredited institution of higher learning in Business (Administration), Management, Economics, Finance and/or related subjects.  The bachelor’s degree must meet the NRØA (The Norwegian National Council for Economic and Administrative Studies) course requirements, listed in this web page.

See supplementary regulations regarding admission

Application period
  • EU/EEA applicants: From 1 February till 1 March.
  • Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway: From 1 February till 1 March.

What do you learn?

Upon successful completion of this program you will have gained an understanding of the international aspects of management, marketing and strategy, an awareness of the cultural aspects of international business, and an ability to use theories in analyzing international issues. This comes in addition to advanced knowledge in the areas of business administration and a thorough knowledge of scientific methods. You will be able to integrate insights from different fields of study and use relevant theories on a concrete problem. Furthermore, you will know how to evaluate the financial and societal consequences of a given solution to a particular problem, and ethical and cultural issues in various settings. 

Job opportunities

Students who have completed the program have gotten jobs in a variety of sectors within the business community, such as banking and other financial institutions, consultancy, auditing, manufacturing and oil technology, to name a few. 

Student exchange

In the third semester you may either take elective courses or apply for student exchange abroad. The School of Business and Law has established student exchange agreements with several universities in Europe, USA, South Africa, Australia and Asia. 


Application deadline

1 March

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Questions regarding admission

"The Master's programme gave me skills to work within the field of international business"

The academic level is very high and the students that come to study at UiA will have a quality education guaranteed that will enable them to reach their potential.

Massiel Carolina Henriquez Parodi

Former student at Business of Administration

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