University of Nordland

Introduction

University of Nordland (UiN) is Norway’s eighth and youngest university, offering a dynamic, modern learning environment for higher education and research.

UiN has 6100 enrolled students and 640 staff spread across three campuses in Nordland - the main campus in Bodø, as well as locations in Helgeland and Vesterålen. The rugged nature of Northern Norway provides a spectacular and inspiring backdrop and limitless opportunities for adventure and recreation.

UiN was ordained as a university in January 2011 and offers degrees at both undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels across the fields of Professional Studies, Social Sciences, Business and Management andNatural Sciences

UiN engages in various exchange programmes and provides a range of opportunities for students to study in Bodø and abroad. The university's programmes are supported by well-qualified staff and state-of-the-art learning facilities. The main campus at Bodø is located a short bus ride from the city centre and has a thriving and culturally diverse student environment including an increasing population of international students.  

Internationalisation

University of Nordland participates actively in a wide range of multilateral educational and research projects. The university's new strategy pinpoints development of international joint degrees with partner institutions as an area of focus in order to stimulate higher educational quality and strengthen the university’s recruitment base.

The university has well-established cooperation with Russia and Ukraine, as well as dynamic international partnerships with learning institutions in Europe and North America.
University of Nordland aims to enhance the recruitment of international students to English language study programmes by providing attractive study programmes in English and high quality English language study information.
 
University of Nordland was awarded the ECTS-label (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in 2012. This accreditation is given to institutions providing students with high-quality English language web information.  

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Programmes

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Master

Master in Sustainable Management

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Bodø

The main purpose of the programme is to give the students understanding and knowledge about business and sustainability. Particularly, the programme is related... [+]

Master of Science in Sustainable Management

 

The main purpose of the programme is to give the students understanding and knowledge about business and sustainability. Particularly, the programme is related to opportunities and challenges organizations experience in relation to societal, environmental and climatic changes as well as competing stakeholder interests in a contemporary society.Sustainability can be defined in different ways. One important perspective relates to considering sustainability from strategic and operational actions of an organization in the light of economic as well as environmental and social impacts. With increasing focus on global climate change and the impact of human economic activity on the environment and nature, growing challenges of social and societal inequality in performing global economic activities, more and more organizations are today increasingly required to demonstrate improved organizational performance in terms of the “triple bottom line”. This should come as the consequence of changing organizational policies and practices focusing on introducing and institutionalizing sustainability considerations, which in turn requires an increasing need for skilled professionals in the field.In this sense, the High North, with it´s wealth of natural resources, represents an pertinent region of study. Economic growth in the region depends on sustainable development and the use of these resources. This development is, however, not risk-free. The eco-system is vulnerable and, some have argued that high petroleum activity in this area may impact the major fishing stocks of Arctic regions. The debate about future exploration and exploitation attracts attention from many stakeholders such as oil companies, fisheries, indigenous populations, the tourism industry, policy makers and NGOs.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Business

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Bodø

The programme targets candidates seeking vocational education within business administration and provides the foundation for study at a doctoral level at universities... [+]

Master of Science in Business

 

The first semester aims to advance the students’ knowledge within management accounting, strategic management, economics as well as in philosophical, ethical and environmental themes. In the second and third semesters the programme focuses on different aspects of business and allows students to focus on their chosen specialisation. All programs are completed by writing a master thesis.

 

 

General description and profile of the programme

The programme targets candidates seeking vocational education within business administration and provides the foundation for study at a doctoral level at universities and colleges in Norway and abroad.The first semester consists of the four mandatory courses: philosophy, ethics and environment; industrial organization; strategic management and strategic management accounting. The language of instruction is English.In the second semester, in addition to one mandatory course (that is, perspectives on international accounting), the candidate is entitled to choose between several interesting elective courses (minors). Lectures serve as a major mode of delivery, with larger or smaller group exercises to supplement. For some of the minors the language of instruction is Norwegian or a combination of Norwegian and English.The third semester includes a chosen specialisation (major) and a required method course. During the fourth semester, the candidate should work on the master thesis, which is related to the chosen specialisation.HHB offers majors within in the following areas. (The availability may vary from year to year depending on interest and available faculty resources):... [-]


Master of Science in Energy Management

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Bodø

The programme aims to broaden students’ understanding of global energy management issues in general as well as opportunities and challenges for... [+]

Master of Science in Energy Management

 

The programme aims to broaden students’ understanding of global energy management issues in general as well as opportunities and challenges for developing energy resources in new emerging energy “provinces”, especially in the High North. Students will develop proficiency in applying business administrative theories, to understand business administration processes related to the energy sector. With oil-and-gas exploration now well underway in some areas of The High North, and with the prospect of increasing exploration in the future, there is increasing need for skilled professionals in the energy field. The High North being an area of increasing international attention there is a need for graduates with internationalization experience and familiar with the characteristics of the oil-and- gas industries, possessing strong global and High North specific knowledge, as well as expertise in energy management, energy diplomacy and geo-politics. This innovative program prepares students for employment in this intellectually demanding and rapidly growing international industry, especially global energy companies. Including international student exchange as a compulsory part of the programme, students gain invaluable experience of differences in national cultures and the importance of cross-cultural communication and management while they are still studying. ... [-]