101 Business Administration, 2-year programme

Target Group and Admission Requirements

This 2-year study programme is suitable for people who:
- desire a professionally oriented basic education
- have a higher education qualification and who are seeking a more comprehensive education within finance and business 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 study programme, students must meet general admission requirements or have prior experiential learning.

Aim of the Programme

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

Learning outcome

The candidate:

- Has knowledge of business administration, finance, methodology and administrative subjects

- Is familiar with research and development work in the field

- Is able to apply knowledge to practical problems in the workplace

- Is able to reflect on his/her professional practice

- Can locate, assess and refer to information and subject material and present it so that it highlights a problem

- Is able to communicate subject material orally and in writing, and contribute to the development of good practices

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      
6001 Mathematics 7.50 O 7,5      
6002 Marketing 7.50 O 7,5      
6003 Information Management 7.50 O 7,5      
6004 Financial Accounting with Analysis 7.50 O   7,5    
6005 Statistics I 7.50 O   7,5    
6006 Commercial Law 7.50 O   7,5    
6007 Microeconomics and Market Economics 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 Financing I 7.50 O     7,5  
6009 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 7.50 O     7,5  
6010 Organisation Studies 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 Enterprise Strategy 7.50 O       7,5
6014 Organisation Studies II 7.50 O       7,5
xxxx Elective Course 7,5 ECTS 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 Employment Law 7.50 O   7,5
6052 The International Business Environment 7.50 O   7,5
6063 Operations Research 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 of 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.


The study plan for this study programme does not include arrangements for student exchanges. For more information on student exchanges please refer to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration, 6th semester.

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 technology-based tools.

Assessment Methods

Candidates’ knowledge will be evaluated in all the courses in the study programme. The university college uses 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 - 08/06/2013