Business Administration

UiA offers two specialisations in MSc Business Administration for international applicants:

Specialisation in Financial Economics:

This specialisation provides the students with the analytical and practical skills to cope with the challenges of an increasingly complex international financial market. Student graduating from this specialisation are able to assess the benefits and risks of financial markets and financial innovations, how the market functions in relation to business financing and ownership, and the relationship between financial markets and economic policy. Students will have in depth knowledge of quantitative financial models, and they will be equipped with statistical tools necessary to conduct their own empirical investigations within the area of corporate finance, risk management, company valuation and asset management. Candidates with this specialisation are well prepared for risk management and corporate finance positions in large companies, banks and insurance companies, investment banks and consulting firms, as well as in large institutions like central banks, financial supervisory authorities and the ministries.

This specialication requires a high level of knowledge in finance, mathematics and statistics.

Specialisation in International Management:

This specialisation provides the students with the analytical and practical skills to cope with the challenges of an increasingly international labour market. Central to the specialisation is the multinational company, and how they operate, but also, the challenges small and medium-sized enterprises face in connection with entry into the international arena will be discussed. International management specialisation provides insights into this by showing the strategic and operational challenges businesses face and how these can be addressed. It emphasises the analysis of external and internal factors, conditions and strategic choices related to such alliances, international strategy and marketing. Candidates with this specialisation are attractive both within the business community and among NGO, as banking and other financial institutions, consultancy, industry and microfinance organizations to name a few. The specialisation provides students with increased cultural understanding and knowledge of international business that makes them well-equipped for an international career.

This specialication requires a high level of knowledge in marketing, organization theory and strategy.

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

Application deadline
Formal prerequisites

A Bachelor's degree (Equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) within Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or equivalent is required.

The following subjects are required as a part of the bachelor's degree with a minimum of 90 ECTS credits:

  • Business Economics (Accounting, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Investment Analysis etc.)
  • Administrative Sciences (Marketing, Organisation and Leadership, Business Strategy etc.)
  • Economics (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics)
  • Methodology (Mathematics, Statistics, Research Methods etc.)
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

All applicants will have to meet the language requirement in English.

For more details see admission requirements on the programme's webpage.

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.
Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Kristiansand
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English