Master's degree programme, 2 years

International Business and Marketing

About International Business and Marketing

International Business and Marketing seeks to enable candidates to develop a holistic business view and to actively participate in cross-functional teams in globalised organisations.

The industry of Mid-Western Norway is highly internationalised. Many businesses within this region operate on markets with a high degree of global competition. In spite of this region’s strong globalisation, this is the first master’s degree in management studies specialising in international business and marketing offered in this region.

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Job prospects

Recent studies show that both the private and public sector are in demand of competence in international business. Recruiting personnel with advanced knowledge and skills in international business has proven difficult in Møre and Romsdal. Towards 2025 a substantial increase in the demand for international business managers is expected.


Completed Bachelor degree within business administration with business economics, economics, methods and adminsitration. 

Programme components

The study is adapted to the needs of industry of the region. This means that the study is focused towards seafood (“marine”), shipbuilding and shipping (“maritime”) industries of the region. The study still provides foundation for work in other industrial sectors.


Questions about the study? Contact our student advisers.


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

Department of International Business 
Faculty of Economics and Management

Location: Ålesund

How to apply

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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