International Business Programme in the Bachelor's programme in Business Administration

As the business world becomes increasingly interconnected, managers of companies and public administration organizations choose a global approach to business. Responsible leaders are required to have a solid background in global business and entrepreneurship as well as international economics, global institutions, markets and policies.

The International Business programme at Østfold University College offers bachelor students in the third study year this solid background knowledge. We offer a compelling and comprehensive overview of business and economics courses that are open to business and economics students from Norway and abroad. Students can be awarded a bachelor's degree in Business Administration or take an exchange year (60 ECTS), combining international business, economics and communcation courses.

Option 1: Bachelor degree in Business Administration with Specialisation in International Business

Course overview

Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Global Markets and Institutions
SFB13114, 10 ECTS

International Finance
SFB12614, 10 ECTS

Entrepreneurship in a Global Perspective
SFB31020, 10 ECTS

Bachelor's thesis
SFB12714, 10 ECTS, English or Norwegian

International Marketing
SFB11507, 10 ECTS

International Economics
SFB11615, 10 ECTS

Norwegian as a Foreign Language 1
SFB12808, 7.5 ECTS (Optional)

Norwegian as a Foreign Language II
SFB12908, 7.5 ECTS (Optional)

Admission Requirements

After successful completion of the one-year International Business programme, students can be awarded a Norwegian bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with specialisation in International Business (https://www.hiof.no/studier/programmer/bokad-bachelorstudium-i-okonomi-og-administrasjon/studieplaner/h2020.html). The complete bachelor programme at Østfold University College requires 180 ECTS, where 60 ECTS – the final year of the Bachelor's degree – must be acquired at Østfold University College.

To be considered for admission to this third-year study programme, applicants must have passed mandatory examinations in the following:

  • mathematics, statistics, research methodology (minimum 20 ECTS)
  • organisational theory, management, marketing, strategy (minimum 30 ECTS)
  • economics (micro-, macro-, public) (minimum 15 ECTS)
  • introduction to business, financial and cost accounting, finance (minimum 30 ECTS)
  • ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability (minimum 7,5 ECTS)

Please note, approved courses need to be deemed equivalent to these five subjects area. The applicant’s former education has to be a formally approved tertiary education at university or business college level in the home country, and equivalent to a minimum of two years of bachelor studies in business administration in Norway.

Please contact our International Office for more information.

Option 2: International Business Exchange Programme 

Course overview

Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Global Markets and Institutions
SFB13114, 10 ECTS

International Finance
SFB12614, 10 ECTS

Entrepreneurship in a Global Perspective
SFB31020, 10 ECTS

International Economics
SFB11615, 10 ECTS

International Marketing
SFB11507, 10 ECTS

Meeting among Cultures I
SFB13009, 10 ECTS

Meeting among Cultures I
SFB13009, 10 ECTS

Meeting among Cultures II
SFB24011, 15 ECTS

Norwegian as a Foreign Language 1
SFB12808, 7.5 ECTS (Optional)

Norwegian as a Foreign Language II
SFB12908, 7.5 ECTS (Optional)

Admission Requirements

Students enrolling in the International Business Programme (Option 2) need to be admitted as an exchange student to Østfold University College. Qualified students to the program can demonstrate prior knowledge in business administration, economics and methodology and satisfy each course's prerequisites.

Please contact our International Office for more information.

How to apply 

Information about the application procedure is available here. Please note that all exchange students must first be nominated by their home institution. 

Deadlines

Nomination and application deadline for the autumn semester is 1 May and 1 November for the spring semester. 

When the confirmed transcript of credits is received at our university’s International Office, the applicant’s previous education will be evaluated by faculty members and the International Business Programme coordinator.

The applicants will be informed whether they are eligible to receive a Bachelor's degree (Option 1) at Østfold University College on the following date:

September 1 (transcripts to be delivered by semester start in mid August)

Students who are not eligible for Option 1 may be considered for Option 2.

Contact persons

Lana Berglund, head of studies, Business Administration and Economics
International Office

 

Published June 11, 2018 1:19 PM - Last modified May 22, 2020 8:22 AM