740 Business Administration for Exchange Students - one year, årsstudium


Internationalisation is a focus area at Telemark University College. The course options reflect a desire to include international students in the college's academic programme as well as to provide the opportunity for Norwegian students to take part of their studies in English. The aim of this two-semester program in English is to offer international undergraduate students an extended period of immersion into the cultural setting of academic studies at the Bø Campus. The students will be exposed to the requirements of critical thinking and independent work which characterize the Norwegian academic context and, moreover, experience the personal developments involved by adjusting to a new learning culture.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

International students who have completed one year of university studies at an accreditet institution are welcome to apply.

Aim of the Programme

All totalled, the courses will provide a broad range of insight into academic aspects of business administration and encourage development of critical thinking with regard to social and ethical aspects of the field of business studies.

Further Education opportunities

Most international studens will elect to enrol in this apporved study programme as an additional dimension of the studies they are pursuing at their home institution.

Curriculum and structure

The courses are offered in English and are mainly at upper division undergraduate level. Students may register for additional courses that ar total more than 60 Norwegian study points. Several courses are offered on a rotational basis.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This program is a full-time, full academic year of study (60 study points/ECTS credits), extending through 17 weeks in the autumn + 17 weeks in the spring including an orientation week, a winter break between autumn and spring semesters and a spring break. Final examinations are normally scheduled in December and in May.

Learning methods include lectures (contact hours: 45 minutes), group work seminars, tutoring, individual preparation, field work, study trips and independent study. Some courses include mandatory attendance.

Assessment Methods

Final assessment is based on a variety of tasks: papers, tests, reports, journals, oral presentation, final individual written examiniations; the grade scale is from A-F; E is the last passing grade. All elements of the final grade must be passed to pass the course. Pass/No Pass applies to a few courses.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Bergit Grivi <Bergit.GriviSPAMFILTER@hit.no> - 18/09/2008