101 Business Administration, 2 year programme, kandidat

Target Group and Admission Requirements

This 2-year study programme is suitable for people who:
- desire an independent professionally oriented basic education
- have a higher education qualification and who are seeking a more comprehensive education within economics and administration
- wish to update their knowledge, or acquire a better understanding of specific topics or subjects
- want to continue their studies towards a degree or title

To be accepted into the programme, students must meet general admission requirements or have prior experiential learning.

Aim of the Programme

The main intention of the study programme is to qualify candidates to carry out financial and administrative functions in the private and/or public sectors.

Further Education opportunities

The study programme for the 2-year College Candidate in Business Administration is the same as the first two years of the 3-year Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration. Candidates who successfully complete the programme will qualify for continued studies for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. It is also possible to choose one of the advanced study programmes at the college, such as Tourism Management, International Marketing, Accountancy or Innovation and Entrepreneurship for further study. The study programme may also be combined with other study programmes in Norway or abroad.

Curriculum and structure

1st Year of Study
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V)
6000 Business Financial Analysis and Accounts
7.50 O 7,5      
6003 Computer Science 7.50 O 7,5      
6002 Marketing 7.50 O 7,5      
6001 Mathematics 7.50 O 7,5      
6004 Financial Accounting with Analysis 7.50 O   7,5    
6006 Business Law 7.50 O   7,5    
6007 Micro and Market Economy 7.50 O   7,5    
6005 Statistics I 7.50 O   7,5    
Total: 30 30 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

2nd Year of Study
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V)
6008 Investment and Finance 7.50 O     7,5  
6009 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 7.50 O     7,5  
6010 Organisation I 7.50 O     7,5  
6011 Social Science Methods 7.50 O     7,5  
6012 Operational Accounting and Budgeting 7.50 O       7,5
6013 Business Strategy 7.50 O       7,5
6014 Organisation II 7.50 O       7,5
Total: 0 0 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Optional Courses
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
6021 Labour Law 7.50 O   7,5
6052 International Business 7.50 O   7,5
6063 Operations Analysis 7.50 O   7,5
6027 Sustainability Management 7.50 O   7,5
6024 Personnel Administration and Management 7.50 O   7,5
Total: 0 0
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme comprises 120 ECTS credits, and represents the first two years of the Bachelor’s degree study programme in Business Administration. Successful candidates will be awarded the title, College Candidate in Business Administration.

The study programme is divided up into 30 ECTS credits per semester and into courses which normally have a duration of one or two semesters with 3-8 hours teaching per week.

Students should note that the study programme is subject to change without notice.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Varied teaching and learning methods will be used in the courses which are included in the study programme, including: lectures, seminars, group assignments, individual assignments and study trips. Traditional teaching methods may be supplemented by active use of e-mail, online learning and IT-based modelling tools.

Assessment Methods

Candidates’ knowledge will be evaluated in all the courses in the study programme. The university college will use a variety of assessment methods. The types of assessment used are explained in the individual course descriptions.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Bergit Grivi <Bergit.GriviSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 02/04/2011