Nord University Business School Courses and Admission

Nord University Business School Courses and Admission

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Established in 1985, Nord University Business School has grown continuously and is today the leading educator of management personnel to the business community in Northern Norway.

Since the establishment in 1985, thousands of students have graduated from the faculty in the areas of business administration, accounting, auditing and IT.

The location in the High North and excellent learning facilities make Nord University Business School an important faculty for teaching and research. It focuses on business education, research, post-school training and business development.

The Business School admits about 1000 students each year to its various ­programmes at bachelor and master level. A total of about 2600 ­students are currently enrolled at the Business School, continuing a strong upward trend. The Business School forms part of Nord University at present totalling about 220 staff members.

Mørkved, located 10 km east of Bodø’s city centre, is the centre of the university’s activities. The Business School was founded with the establishment of the main campus in 1985 and since then more than 3,000 students have graduated from our business programme Siviløkonom.

Courses Offered In Nord University Business School

Accounting (Bachelor)

Accounting and Auditing (Master)

Business (Master of Science – 5 years)

Business (Master of Science)

Business Administration (Bachelor)

Business and Governance in the Arctic (Bachelor)

Digital Economy and Organization (Bachelor)

International Entrepreneurship and Management

International Marketing and Business Strategy (One term programme)

MBA in Management

Master of Science in Global Management

Preparedness and Emergency Management (One term programme)

Procurement Manager (One term programme)

Public Sector Economy (One term programme)

Real Estate (Bachelor)

Research Programmes

The Business School conducts research at high international level within business studies and other fields that form a natural part to the faculty’s disciplines. Our activities reinforce the development of innovative, creative and internationally oriented research, with the aim to be one of the internationally leading research institutions within the faculty’s key subject areas. 

Our researchers regularly publish articles in leading international refereed journals and participate in many international conferences related to the various business fields. Our academic community also continuously participates in the implementation of international research projects, and we anticipate to annually host international conferences and seminars at the Business School. This provides an important impetus to the academic environment and represents a fundamental prerequisite for the academic staff to provide quality research-based teaching.

Strategic priorities

Internationalisation: The Business School will strengthen its international position by further developing strategies for its key research areas, by pursuing higher education cooperation, and by being in the center of High North strategy efforts.

Key research areas: Bodø Graduate School of Business will further develop its research groups, centres and education towards high European standards.

Recruitment: The faculty will increase its proportion of outstanding academics (particularly female academics) that are employed by Bodø Graduate School of Business.

Research production: The Business School will increase the number of high-quality international publications and sustain research production at a high level.

The key research areas of the Business School are:


Research focuses, amongst other things, on the factors that characterise and promote entrepreneurial activity, and the ways public authorities can take necessary measures to enable a high rate of innovation in trade and business.

Research focuses, amongst other things, on the factors that characterise and promote entrepreneurial activity, and the ways public authorities can take necessary measures to enable a high rate of innovation in trade and business. More information is presented here.


Research focuses, amongst other things, on the fundamental behaviour of private and public corporations, and how this can be understood and assessed, while at the same time ensuring sustainable development.


Research especially concentrates on financial management in the public sector, as well as large national and international organisations.


Research focuses particularly on energy, trade, fishery, tourism and travel activities in the High North with the aim to develop new competencies and provide assistance to companies, organisations and public institutions that wish to increase their participation in these areas of activity.

Other research areas central to the Business School are listed below:

Logistics and transport economics

Management and marketing of experience-based tourism

Protection and emergency planning

Maritime Business and Management
This academic work is shared by departments and centres at the Business School. 

Do you have any questions about our study programmes?

Contact one of our student advisers

​International studies/exchange and PhD​Grete Ingemann Knudsen​(+47) 755 17677
​Master of Science in Business
​Ellinor Kirkfjell​(+47) 755 17023
​Master of Science in Energy Management
​Sandra Wiik
​(+47) 755 17879
​MBA​Anita Kransvik and Ellen Sirnes​(+47) 755 17652
Bachelor and one year programmes​Kathrine Mathisen​(+47) 755 17831