Master, 2 år
Studieform: Undervisning ved lærestedet
Studietempo: Heltid

Informasjon oppdatert

14. mars 2022.

Om studiet

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:

  1. 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?
  2. How can firms—through leading and developing individuals, groups, and organisations—implement strategies or carry out complex change processes?




Studiets oppbygging

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.



  1. Bachelor’s degree: 90 ECTS must be within economics and business administration. Your GPA should correspond approximately to a B on the ECTS grading scale.
  2. GMAT or GRE
  3. English language requirement
  4. Curriculum vitae (résumé)
  5. Documentation of financial ability: All citizens outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland must document financial ability.
  6. Documentation of identity
  7. Online video and written assessment

For more information about the admission requirements, please visit www.nhh.no.


You need to log on to NHH's page in the Norwegian application portal, SøknadsWeb to apply. The application portal opens 1 November every year. Visit NHH's website for more information about the admission process.



K1: Have updated knowledge about and an overview of theory and research on strategy, organisation and management

K2: Have in-depth knowledge of theory and research in the field of either strategy, organisation or management

K3: Have sound knowledge of empirical methods and ethics



S1: Be capable of keeping up to date with and making use of new knowledge in the field throughout their professional career

S2: Have acquired good analytical and methodological skills

S3: Have learned how to work independently on advanced problems in the field of either strategy, organisation or management



G1: Be capable of communicating and cooperating with both specialists and others on questions relating to strategy, organisation and management

G2: 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

G3: Be capable of using knowledge about strategy, organisation and management to contribute to original thinking and innovation

Videre studier

If you have a desire to learn more, to explore new ideas, enjoy innovating and wish to develop intriguing insights in the field of economics and business administration after completing your master's degree, pursuing a PhD at NHH may be your next journey!

As a PhD research scholar you will be a member of our faculty. You will be working closely with leading professors in your field, who have a significant impact on government policies, business practice and academic thought. You will be included in a thriving intellectual community, which enjoys a close collaboration with leading business schools worldwide.

The purpose of our three (or four) year, fully funded programme, is to give the scholar a deepened and broadened theoretical and methodological knowledge, alongside the experience of producing a substantial piece of original scientific work. The conferral of the PhD in economics and business administration signifies expertise in a major field of study.

The majority of our PhD graduates develop an academic career, but an increasing number take on leading positions in management, consultancy or in larger organisations.


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.


As an NHH student you have excellent opportunities to gain valuable international experience during your studies through exchange programmes, the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) joint degree, the Double Degree programme and summer courses.

NHH currently participates in exchange and study abroad agreements with 170 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries.


MSc in Economics and Business Administration - major in Strategy and Management

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