International Business and Marketing

Master's degree programme, 2 years

International Business and Marketing

Apply for international business and marketing

Welcome to Semester Start 2020

Welcome to Semester Start 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to semester start. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digital.   

We want everyone to get a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digitally the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony

For the Norwegian students the orientation will be held on campus. Save the dates Thursday 13th and Friday 14th for on campus activities.

For international students the first semester will be digital.

More information will follow.

Checklist and manage your studies

For new international students, this is what you need to do to get started as a student:

Checklist for new international students

How to learn norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

NTNU organises an orientation programme for new international students every August and January. Orientation Days is a lot of fun and an excellent way for you to get to know NTNU. We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, the orientation week for August 2020 will be digital. 

About International business and marketing

About International Business and Marketing

Are you interested in the intricacies of international business? Are you curious about how customer-focused innovation and entrepreneurship lead to new business models and start-ups? Do you see the need for digital skills in working in either of these areas? Is sustainability in business important to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the MSc in International Business and Marketing (“Siviløkonom”) program at NTNU in Ålesund may be for you.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor degree in business administration, or equivalent, with at least 120 ECTS in business administration and economics subjects. Applicants with a bachelor's degree from non-Norwegian/Nordic schools must document a GMAT or GRE test.

Job prospects

The program provides opportunities for careers in international business, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. You will develop expertise that allows you to choose to work in Norway or abroad, with highly attractive competence, including an understanding of international business, marketing, innovation, sustainability, digital skills and how to work effectively in teams. You can work at different levels in an organization including corporate management. The program accordingly opens up different career paths.

Program components

The Master of Science programme in International Business and Marketing/"Siviløkonom" is a two year programme, which awards a total of 120 ECTS credits, 30 credits per term over four terms.You can choose between two majors: 

  • International Business
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Questions about the study? Contact our student advisers.



Degree: Master of Science in International Business and Marketing (siviløkonom)
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Program Code: 860MIB
Restricted Admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Department of International Business 
Faculty of Economics and Management

City: Ålesund

How to apply

Krysspublisert! IKKE rør! Application deadlines

Digital lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

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Group for EU applicants
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