Master’s Programme in International Business

If you are interested in working in an international company, you will benefit from the master's programme in International Business.

This programme provides students with theoretical insights and analytical skills in handling business management and challenges in international markets. Central to the programme 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 study programme provides students with knowledge of how the strategic and operational challenges can be analysed, for example by developing and implementing relevant strategies, management and marketing practices as well as management systems.

International students are admitted to the programme as well as Norwegian, and all compulsory courses as well as several electives are taught in English. The programme gives students increased cultural understanding and knowledge of international business, making them well suited for positions in enterprises operating in international markets.

Candidates from this study programme will be awarded with the qualification Master in International Business. This is not a Master of Science Degree programme and candidates will not be given the Norwegian title “Siviløkonom”.

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 consequences of a given solution to a particular problem, and ethical and cultural issues in various settings.

Application deadline
Formal prerequisites

The admission requirements must include either a major subject of minimum 80 ECTS credits or an integrated programme of at least two years duration within business administration, marketing, management or equivalent. For more details see admission requirements on the programme's webpage.

Application period

  • Non EU/EEA international applicants: From 1 November till 1 December.
  • 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