Master's Programme in Business Administration

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

Analytical Finance

The theory of finance is constantly developed and refined. The finance industry changes quickly and produces an ever-increasing volume of data. Consequently, there is a growing need for employees who possess a solid understanding of finance theory and who can process and analyse financial data.

The specialisation in Analytical Finance will provide you with deep knowledge of financial modelling, computer programming skills, and experience in quantitative analysis of financial data. While studying basic financial theory and econometrics, you will focus on combining computer software and real-world data to implement a wide range of financial models. The covered topics include, but are not limited to, portfolio management, asset management, performance evaluation, capital market equilibrium models, pricing of derivative securities, risk measurement, numerical optimization, computer programming, financial econometrics, forecasting and stylized facts about financial markets.

By the time of graduation, you will have an in-depth understanding of financial theory and be proficient in using tools that feature prominently in the practice of modern finance. Upon the graduation, you will possess a competitive advantage for securing an attractive position in a bank, a stock exchange, in security trading, investment, risk management, insurance, government or other financial institutions.

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

International Business

This specialization provides students with theoretical insights and analytical skills in handling business management and challenges in international markets. Central to the program are multinational companies and how they operate. Challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) when entering into the international arena will also be discussed.The specialisation provides students with knowledge of how the strategic and operational challenges can be analyzed, for example by developing and implementing relevant strategies, management and marketing practices as well as management systems.The specialisation gives students increased cultural understanding and knowledge of international business, making them well suited for positions in enterprises operating in international markets.

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

This Study Programme is open for applicants from the EU/EEA and applicants with a renewable or permanent residence permit to Norway.

Application deadline
Entry requirements

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)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Investment Analysis and Finance

Administration (25 ECTS credits)

  • Marketing
  • Organisation and Management
  • Business Strategy

Economics (15 ECTS credits)

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

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

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

Application period

  • EU/EEA applicants: From 15 January till 1 March.
  • Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway: From 15 January till 15 April.
Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Kristiansand
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English