NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (NHH)

Strategy and Management

The study of strategy is fundamentally about understanding why some businesses succeed while others do not. With this as a basis, NHH’s Strategy and Management programme focuses on two sets of fundamental questions that illuminate this overarching theme in different ways:

  • What creates differences in performance between businesses and industries and why do such differences persist over time, and how can firms use this knowledge to create effective strategies?
  • How can firms—through leading and developing individuals, groups, and organisations—implement strategies or carry out complex change processes?

The Strategy and Management programme comprises two different areas of expertise/themes, "Strategic Analysis" and "Organisation and Leadership".

The Strategic Analysis theme examines theories, mechanisms, and practical frameworks that can be used to understand why differences in performance both between and within markets can arise, how and why such differences can persist over time, and how this affects strategic decisions in companies.

The Organisation and Leadership theme examines the business itself, with a focus on the challenges business leaders meet when they plan to implement or deploy strategies, how one should lead and develop the business’s human resources, and how one can carry out complex organisational changes

KNOWLEDGE

  • Have updated knowledge about and an overview of theory and research on strategy, organisation and management
  • Have in-depth knowledge of theory and research in the field of either strategy, organisation or management
  • Have sound knowledge of empirical methods and ethics

SKILLS

  • Be capable of keeping up to date with and making use of new knowledge in the field throughout their professional career
  • Have acquired good analytical and methodological skills
  • Have learned how to work independently on advanced problems in the field of either strategy, organisation or management

GENERAL COMPETENCE

  • Be capable of communicating and cooperating with both specialists and others on questions relating to strategy, organisation and management
  • Have acquired knowledge about and the ability to reflect on and take account of ethical issues and social responsibility in connection with strategy, organisation and management
  • Be capable of using knowledge about strategy, organisation and management to contribute to original thinking and innovation

Strategic Analysis will give you a solid general business understanding that will enable you to understand what drives the “numbers” we find in, for example, profitability analyses or valuations. This theme will therefore suit students with analytical skills who wish to work with decision makers (or become one) or as a consultant, analyst, advisor or leader at various levels in an organisation.

Organisation and Leadership will enable you to understand, analyse and lead implementation, change and reorganisation processes. This theme suits students who wish to work with implementing strategy and/or change and reorganisation processes, whether as a consultant, advisor or leader. It also suits students who wish to work in HR or management.

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
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