This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: Bedriftsøkonomisk Institutt, Norwegian School of Management, Oslo School of Business and Management.
First degree/qualification: Siviløkonom (4 years); after 2005 3 year bachelor's or 5 year integrated master's --sivilokonom or sivilmarkedsforer.
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Cumulative grade point average of 2.6/6.0; after 2005 a "C" average on ECTS scale.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 3 year bachelor's.
Documents required: Official transcript/record; official certification of degree and date awarded. All documents in Norwegian and English.
Description: Instituted in 1943. Private institution, second largest in Norway. Main campus and graduate school in Sandvika which offers the four year program in management, the siviløkonom (Master of Business and Economics). Also has 13 regional colleges which offer the three year diplomøkonom (Bachelor of Management). Merged with Norwegian School of Marketing and the Oslo Business School. A good institution with selective admission. After the Bologna agreement adopted new degree and grading system in 2005.Usual admission requirement is the secondary certificate (vitnemål from videregående skole) (13 years of education).
Grades (karakter) reported in credits (vekttall). Grade point average reported on records.
After 2005, ECTS grading scale:
|A||Excellent||Excellent ... substantial degree of independent thinking|
|B||Very good||Very good ... some degree of independent thinking|
|C||Good||Average ... adequate in most areas|
|D||Satisfactory||Below average ... clear gaps in knowledge|
|E||Sufficient||Satisfies minimum requirements, but no more|
|F||Fail||Does not satisfy requirements.|
UW-Madison Graduate School's estimated equivalency scale: A 4.0, B 3.5, C 3.0, D 2.0, E 1.0, F 0
Languages of instruction: Norwegian and English.
Master's: 11 months -2 years.
Ph.D.: 4 years, requires master's for admission.
Last updated: Sep 16, 2005