Norwegian School of Economics And Business Administration Norway
Norwegian School of Economics And Business Administration Norway
Telephone : +47 55 95 92 00
Fax : +47 55 95 95 65.
Founded in 1936, NHH is the first and foremost business school in Norway. It is the first choice for Norwegian students and for the Norwegian business community. We have over 3,000 full – time students, most of who continue from their Bachelor studies in economics and business administration onto one of the specialised Master of Science( MSc ) options at NHH. Other program include doctoral program in accounting, economics, finance, management science and strategy and management. NHH also has the longest established Executive MBA program in Norway, with specialisations including strategic management, brand management, finance and management control.
The History of NHH
Norges Handelshøyskole ( NHH – the Norwegian School of Economic )is a school that came into being as a result of the dedication and commitment of the business community in Bergen. It has grown from a small city centre building to a purpose built campus on the edge of the city, with nearly 3,000 students and over 300 staff.
Academic programs have been expanded from the original 2 year Handels diplom program to cover a wide range of offerings across the spectrum of Bachelor, Master, Executive MBA and doctorate program. The faculty has grown and developed from a handful of professors to a strong academic staff, focused on research and developing new ideas. The student environment has from the first days been a vibrant centre of social, sport and business activities, and continues to develop its range of activities.
- Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law
- Department of Finance and Management Science
- Department of Economics
- Department of Strategy and Management
- Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication
NHH may be regarded as an elite institution in that it recruits only the best students from within Norway to its various study programs. As a national and international institution, our students are drawn not just from all over Norway but also from all over the world.
Applicants should already be registered in an MBA or MSc program at one of NHHs partner schools, and should have obtained good grades during their studies to date. Students on advanced BSc level, who have completed at least three years of undergraduate education within a relevant academic field will also be considered for admission. An overview of NHH’s partner schools is available here.
Applicants should have at least one and a half years of previous study in business administration and economics ( this includes subjects like statistics, mathematics, accounting, finance, computing, management, and marketing ).
Applicants are also required to have a good command of the English language.
Ideally, students registering for the course should have had an introductory course in natural and environmental economics. Students who do not have such background, are recommended to read the relevant chapters of the reference book for the course: R.Q. Grafton et al: The economics of the environment and natural resources, Blackwell, 2004. A brief introduction to the economics of natural resource and environmental management will also be given at the beginning of the course.
Tuition, fees and financing
As a public university institution, NHH does not charge any application, admission or tuition fees to international students. Students are required to cover travel costs to and from Bergen and they are expected to have sufficient funds to cover housing, meals, a contribution towards the social part of the course program, incidental expenses and extra – curricular activities.
To apply to the Graduate Summer School, please complete the online application form, and then submit electronic copies of the following documents :
- An official transcript of grades from every college or university attended
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum vitae ( CV ) or resume
- Passport – sized photograph
Applications will not be considered complete until all required paperwork has been received. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
- Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration
- Master in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment
- Master in International Business
- Master in Marketing and Brand Management
- Management Science
- Strategy and Management
- Professional and Intercultural Communication
NHHs PhD program starts every year in August. Twice a year highly motivated candidates with excellent academic qualifications are invited to apply for PhD research scholar positions at NHH. Candidates with external funding may also apply to be admitted to the PhD program.
The application deadline for the August 2013 intake is :
1st of November 2012
1st of February 2013.
1. Application form
An online application process is used for the PhD program at NHH. A link to the online applications form will appear on the NHH – website approximately one month before the deadline.
The application is not considered complete until all the relevant fields have been completed and all required information has been attached and received by NHH. Incomplete applications forms will not be considered.
2. Statement of purpose
Applicants must provide a statement of purpose, outlining their reasons for applying, choice of field of study (see list of departments), background relevant for the chosen field of study, future career plans, and other information which may aid in the evaluation of their aptitude and motivation for PhD work.
3. Research proposal
Applicants are required to submit a tentative research proposal with the application. The purpose of this is is to see in which direction the applicant is aiming to take his/her research, and it does not need to be too detailed. The research proposal should include the following :
- A description of the proposed research topic or issue to be examined
- A suggested formulation for the research question(s) to be addressed
- A tentative project description
- A provisional training plan for the taught element of the program
- A statement of motivation for pursuing the proposed research topic
In total the research proposal should be in the region of five to ten pages in length.
Applicants who are students in a master program can submit their research proposal within June.
Applicants should acquaint themselves with the courses offered at PhD level to enable them to put together a provisional training plan for the taught element of the program.
4. Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas
Admission is based on a Master of Science degree or its equivalent with good grades. Applicants should have at least one and a half years of previous study in business administration and economics ( this includes subjects like statistics, mathematics, accounting, finance, computing, management, and marketing ).
Official transcripts from each college, university, or other institution of higher learning attended, should be submitted in the application. Students with academic records from schools outside of Norway must provide a thorough explanation of the programs’ degree requirements and grading system.
Students who are completing their master degree during the current semester, with the intention of starting the PhD program in the autumn semester, are also invited to apply. The qualifying education must be completed before enrollment in the PhD program.
5. GMAT or GRE
Applicants with a qualifying master degree from a Nordic (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic) institution are not required to take the GMAT or GRE. All other applicants must take the tests. The minimum test scores to be considered for admission are:
- GMAT – a total score of 600 points
- GRE – 152 points on the Quantative reasoning section and 153 points on the Verbal reasoning section ( 660 points on the Quantative reasoning section and 500 points on the Verbal reasoning section on the old scale )
GMAT and GRE scores must be from within the last five years.
Applicants must request an official copy of their GMAT / GRE scores to be sent directly to NHH. Student records will be treated confidentially.
The NHH PhD program school code numbers are:
for GMAT : 7KZ – ZK – 29
for GRE : 0686
6. TOEFL or IELTS
Students are required to have a good command of the English language. The following applicants will be considered to fit with this profile :
- Applicants whose native language is English
- Applicants with a qualifying master degree from a Nordic (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish ore Icelandic) institution
- Applicants with a qualifying master degree where the language of tuition was English
All other applicants must take either TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum standard for test scores that NHH accepts are :
TOEFL – a total score of 575 points for the written test or 233 for the computer – based version or 90 points on the internet based test
IELTS – a score of 6.5
TOEFL / IETLS scores must be from within the last two years.
Applicants must request an official copy of their TOEFL/ IELTS scores to be sent directly to NHH. Student records will be treated confidentially.
The NHH code number for TOEFL is 0686.
7. Curriculum Vitae ( CV )
Applicants must submit an up – to – date academic CV, complete with a list of published and unpublished papers if relevant.
8. Letters of recommendation
Two or three letters of recommendation evaluating the applicant’s academic potential are required. These should be from professors that know the applicant well. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly to NHH in sealed envelopes, with the recommender signing the envelope across the seal.
9. Documentation of funding
Applicants who don’t apply for a research scholar position must be able to document funding for the three year duration of the PhD program.