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Business Education offered in Scotland and Norway

Thousands of Norwegian students have crossed the North Sea over the past 50 years. Business education in Scotland is particularly popular.

28/01/2004 ::

Scotland

The Scottish education system offers two levels of business degrees; the general degree (Ord), which usually takes three years to complete and the honours degree (Hons), which usually takes four years to complete. Lectures form the core of most business courses, but students are also encouraged to participate in smaller group tutorial discussions. Students are also expected to complete further reading on classical literature and keep up with recent developments through financial newspapers and journals.

Scotland also offers a wealth of course options at postgraduate level. Most institutions require the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree while some may also ask for a certain amount of work experience within the relevant field. Taught Master's degrees usually lasts a year and include a written dissertation. Research degrees (PhD) offer students to develop a research program and may take up to three years to complete.

A full-time course is usually equivalent to 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at all Scottish institutions.

ANSA UK represents Norwegian students across the UK. The association works as a network for students as well as a link between Norwegian companies and prospective employees. NORSA (Norwegian Students Association) represent Norwegian Students and their interests at all higher education institutions in Edinburgh.

The full-time business courses offered in Scotland are:

University of Aberdeen (+44 1224 273504)
University of Aberdeen Business School
MA(Hons) in Management Studies. 3 years
MA(Hons) in Economics (Economic Science). 3 years
MA(Hons) in Economics (Political Economy). 4 years
MA(Hons) in Management Studies and Political Economy. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Entrepreneurship. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Finance. 4 years

University of Abertay, Dundee (+44 1382 308080)
Dundee Business School
BA(Hons) in Business Administration. 2 years
BA(Hons) in European Economy and Management. 2 years
BA(Hons) in Economics. 4 years
Master of Business Administration(MBA). 1 year

University of Dundee (+44 1382 344160)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
MA(Hons) in Economics. 4 years
BSc(Hons) in Economics. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Business Economics and Marketing. 4 years
BSc(Hons) in Business Economics and Marketing. 4 years
BSc(Hons) in Financial Economics and Statistics. 3 years
BFin(Hons) in Finance. 4 years
BSc(Hons) in International Business. 4 years 

University of Edinburgh (+44 1316 504360)
School of Economics and Management Studies
MA(Hons) in Business Studies. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Business Studies and Economics. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Economics. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Economic History. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Economics and Politics. 4 years
MA(Hons) in International Business (language option). 4 years
Master of Business Administration(MBA). 1 year

University of Glasgow (+44 1413 304575)
Glasgow Business School
MSc(Hons) in Management. 1 year
Master of Business Administration(MBA). 1 year
Faculty of Social Sciences
MA(Hons) in Business and Management. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Business Economics. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Economics. 4 years

Glasgow Caledonian University (+44 1413 313000)
Caledonian Business School
BA(Hons) in Business. 3 years
BA(Hons) in Business Economics. 4 years
BA(Hons) in Financial Services. 4 years
BA(Hons) in Risk Management

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (+44 1314 495111)
School of Management and Languages
MA(Hons) in Business and Economics. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Business and Finance. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Economics. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Economics and Finance. 4 years
MA(Hons) in International Management (language option). 4 years
MA(Hons) in Management. 4 years
School of the Built Environment
BSc(Hons) in Building Economics and Quantity Surveying. 4 years
Edinburgh Business School
Master of Business Administration(MBA). 1 year

Napier University, Edinburgh (+44 1314 552588)
Napier University Business School
BA(Hons) in Business Studies. 4 years or 5 years (incl. sandwich year)
BA(Hons) in Financial Services and Business Economics. 4 years

University of Paisley (+44 1418 483727)
Paisley Business School
BA(Hons) in Business Economics/Applied Economics. 4 years
BA(Ord) in Enterprise Studies. 3 years

Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh (+44 1313 173247)
School of Business and Art
BA(Hons) in Business Management. 4 years.

The Robert Gordon University (+44 1224 262728)
Aberdeen Business School
BA(Hons) in Management. 3 years
BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance. 3 years
MSc/PgDip in Management. 1 year
MSc/PgDip in Financial Management. 1 year

University of St Andrews (+44 1334 462150)
Centre for Business Education
BSc(Hons) in Management. 4 years
BSc(Hons) in Management Science. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Economics. 4 years
BSc(Hons) in Economics. 4 years
MA(Hons) in Applied Economics. 4 years
BSc(Hons) in Applied Economics. 4 years

University of Stirling (+44 1786 467044)
Faculty of Management
BA(Hons) in Business and Management. 4 years
BSc(Hons) in Management Science. 4 years
BA(Hons) in Economics. 4 years
Institute of Aquaculture
BSc(Hons) in Aquaculture. 4 years
MSc(Hons) in Aquaculture. 1 year
Mres/Postgraduate in Aquaculture. 1 year

University of Strathclyde (+44 1415 5524400)
Strathclyde Business School
BA(Hons) in Business. 3 years
BSc(Hons) in Technology and Business Studies. 4 years

Norway

Norway has just recently adapted the educational system formulated in the Bologna-proclaimation in 1999, thus a similar approach to the traditional UK system. The Bachelor's degree usually takes 3 or 4 years (at least 180 ECTS) study to complete while the Master's degree should normally require the completion of 300 ECTS (including previous studies), of which at least 60 ECTS should be obtained at the graduate level. Entry to a Master's degree usually requires a Bachelor's degree at a recognised higher education institution.

The Norwegian School of Management (BI) and The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) are the two leading business educational institutions in Norway. BI's MBA was ranked 35th by the Financial Times European Full-Time ranking in 2003 while NHH serves as Norway's leading teaching and research institution in the field of economics and business. Also, the University of Oslo offers degrees at graduate level.

For more information on the Norwegian education system, please se Education and research on the menu to the left.

Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen (+47 5595 9200)
Master Program in International Business. 18 months
PhD in Economics or Business. 2 years

Norwegian School of Management, Oslo (+47 06600)
BSc in Business. 3 years
MSc in Business. 2 years
Master of Business Administration (MBA). 1 year
Doctoral Program in Financial Economics
Doctoral Program in Strategy and Organization
Doctoral Program in Marketing
Doctoral Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

University of Oslo (+47 2285 5127)
MSc in Environmental and Development Economics. 2 years
Master Programme in Economics. 2 years

 

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