Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

The objective of the programme is to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary managers in the fields of energy and natural resources.Future development and prosperity depends on access to energy and on reliable supplies of natural resources.

Exploitation of such resources has significant impact on the environment, and getting the balance right is critical in a world where sustainability is becoming more and more important.

You will learn methods and subjects necessary to understand, advance, and critique issues related to the interaction between humans and the environment.

The programme broadly focuses on four main subject areas:

  • Economic fundamentals of energy and natural resource value chains
  • Business/government interactions in commercial energy and natural resource development
  • Strategic responses to more competitive energy and natural resource markets
  • Environmental impact of business and government decisions

Upon successful completion the student will be able to:


  • Will have insight in theories, models, tools and methodologies for analyzing the energy and resource sector.
  • Can demonstrate knowledge about theoretical models for analyzing the energy and resource sector
  • Will be able to perform empirical and practical analysis of firms and industries within the energy and resource sector
  • Will have knowledge about theories and methodologies for analyzing questions relating to sustainability in any sector and industry
  • Will have understanding of the applicability and practical implementation and limitations of such models


  • Apply the knowledge gained to practical issues and questions related to the energy and resource sector
  • Solve questions related to sustainable development for any industry.
  • Choose appropriate models, tools and methodologies when facing new challenges.


  • Plan and execute tasks and projects relating to sustainability and environmental impact.
  • Plan and execute tasks and projects relating to management of both renewable and non-renewable resources.
  • Evaluate external effects and footprints of various actions.
  • Communicate, cooperate and exchange insight in all kinds of questions relating to long term sustainability and environmental aspects regarding all kinds of industries.

This programme prepares you with knowledge and skills for a career within sectors such as renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, shipping, petroleum and environmental management among others.

Application deadline
Formal prerequisites
  1. Bachelor’s degree: Admission to master’s degree studies in Norway requires Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Please refer to NOKUT (The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) for information about the minimum educational requirements for your country.90 ECTS must be within economics and business administration. This may include methodological subjects like statistics or mathematics, but not exclusively. 30 ECTS must be within business administration (e.g. finance, accounting, strategy, marketing, statistics, mathematics, etc.). Economics courses such as micro- or macroeconomics may not count toward the business administration requirement. This requirement is absolute and cannot be compensated by work experience, test results or other criteria.Applicants are ranked according to their grade average. Your GPA should correspond approximately to a B on the ECTS grading scale.
  2. GMAT or GRE: Applications not including a GMAT/GRE test by March 15 will under no circumstances be considered, unless you belong to one of the few groups exempted (see Exemptions from the GMAT-/GRE requirement below).Minimum test scores required: GMAT: a total score of 600 points.GRE: 152 points on the quantitative reasoning section. NB! There are some exemptions from this requirement. More information can be found on NHH'swebsite.
  3. English language requirement: TOEFL – Minimum total score: 90 points on the internet based test, 575 points on the written test or 233 on the computer-based test. IELTS - Minimum overall band score: 6,5. PTE Academic - Minimum score of62. TOEIC -There is no minimum score requirement for the TOEIC; the test result will be subject to an individual assessment.NB! There are some exemptions from this requirement. More information can be found on NHH's website.
  4. Curriculum vitae (résumé):You must submit a copy of your curriculum vitae/résumé. The CV/résumé should contain information about previous studies, work experience, extracurricular activities, languages spoken and other experiences you wish to bring to the attention of the admission committee.
  5. Documentation of financial ability: All citizens outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland must document financial ability.More information can be found on NHH's website.
  6. Documentation of identity:In order to confirm your identity, you must upload 1) a copy of your passport/ID card and 2)a copy of your diploma/transcript from secondary school (in the original language).
Tuition 0
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Bergen
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English