Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen (Norway)

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) was founded in 1936 and constitutes the largest concentrated centre for research and study in the fields of economics and business administration in Norway. NHH strives to be amongst the foremost in Europe in its fields, and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation reinforces a strongly held belief that excellence in research is a prerequisite for excellence in teaching.
Through extensive links with various actors in both public and private sectors, skills and knowledge in the fields of management and economics are shared with both the business community and public institutions and organizations. Agreements with several major Norwegian businesses provide the opportunity for NHH to develop the knowledge and competence that is needed and desired by both business and society as a whole.
Partnerships and joint ventures with leading institutions overseas give NHH an international profile that extends the school's network and activities right across the globe.
The school has around 350 members employees. Of the 213 academic members of staff, 155 are professors (51 professors, 35 adjunct professors, 57 associate professors and 14 assistant professors) and 56 are research scholars (6 of whom are post-doctorial researchers). The vast majority of the academic staff hold PhDs and the faculty includes the Nobel Prize winner Professor Finn E. Kydland.
The school sets out to recruit only the best students and currently has over 2,700 students across the wide spectrum of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Executive MBA and PhD programmes.
Information source: University/School web-site

Rankings and accreditations

  • EQUIS Accredited
  • CEMS MIM - Norwegian Academic Member
  • PIM - Norwegian Academic Member

Information on studies

Exchange students can take courses from the following study programs
  • BSc in Economics and Business Administration (limited number of courses in English)
  • MSc in International Business
  • MSc in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment
Flagship programs or specialties of your school/university
  • Finance and Management Science
  • Economics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Accounting, Auditing and Law
  • Professional and Intercultural Communication
GSOM Bachelor exchange students may choose courses from
  • the Bachelor’s level
  • the Master’s level  if they are senior Bachelor students with solid academic background)
GSOM Master exchange students may choose courses from
  • the Bachelor’s level (if the home university approves this)
  • the Master’s level

Application process and academic calendar

Deadline for exchange student nominations:
  • Fall:  May 15th for
  • Spring:  November 1st 
Visiting student application deadlines
  • Fall:  May 15th
  • Spring:  November 1st
Semester dates for the academic year 2008-2009
  • Fall:  Appr. 15 August - 15 December
  • Spring:  Appr. 10 January - 15 June

Contact information for students

Contact person at your university for incoming exchange students
Ms. Norunn Okland
E-mail :
Phone : +47 55 95 93 00
Fax : +47 55 95 97 47
The best address for GSOM students to find information about your exchange program on the internet

Important Information

Master-students from GSOM may apply for the Norwegian government scholarship programme (Quota Scheme) in cooperation with St.Petersburg State University. This programme, including the scholarship, is part of a co-operation between NHH and St.Petersburg State University. To qualify for the scholarship, students need to stay one year at NHH, as a part of master’s degree at the home university. More information is enclosed.
Information for Exchange Students
Fact Sheet