Studying at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (abbreviated as NHH) is located in Bergen, Norway. It is a public school and, as the name implies, specializes solely in economics, finance and business administration courses.

It is a premier institute in Norway, consistently attracting not only the best talent in Norway, but from all over the world (the international application scene at NHH is very competitive, with only 1 in 5 international applicants being provided with admission).



The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration was founded in 1936. The rector of the institute is Jan I. Haaland. The institute has a total of around 2,800 students and a total staff strength of around 300.

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration is affiliated to a number of prestigious agencies including Community of European Management Schools (CEMS), Partnership in International Management (PIM), Erasmus and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Just to show the status of the NHH in Norway, it is worthwhile to note that for four years consecutively, the undergraduate program at NHH has received more applications than any other undergraduate program in Norway.

The Norwegian School of Economics ad Business Administration has the following departments:

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Strategy and Management
  • Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication
  • Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law
  • Department of Finance and Management Science

The NHH has two affiliated institutions – Administrative Research Institute (AFF) and Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF). These three institutions together constitute the largest network of research and education facilities in business education (economics, finance, business administration and related fields) in Norway.


The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration has only one undergraduate program in economics and business administration. As this program is taught in Norwegian, international students don’t generally apply to it. However, the Master’s degree programs are open for international applicants (as they are taught in English) and as already mentioned, the competition for admission to these programs in fierce, to say the least.

A major reason for this huge amount of competition is the fact that in Norway, quality higher education is subsidized by companies and organizations, and as a result, there is no application, tuition and other fees at the NHH. The only money students are expected to give is a donation to welfare fund.

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration provides Master’s degree programs in Business Analysis and Performance Management, Economic Analysis, Marketing and Brand Management, Strategy and Management, Economics, Accounting and Auditing, International Business and Energy, Natural Resources and Environment.

Of these program, International Business and Energy, Natural Resources and Environment are taught in English and see a huge number of international applicants and an admission rate of about 20 % (1 in 5 international applicants).



Deepanjan

I am Deepanjan Datta doing electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur, India. I love to write, and develop software programs.