Norwegian version

Entrepreneurship

Master's degree

Through this master’s programme, you will acquire entrepreneurial competence that will enable you to start your own ventures as well as find employment as change agents within private or public enterprises and NGOs.

  • Admission requirements

    To apply for this programme you need:

    • general entrance requirements for Norwegian higher education Higher Education Entrance Qualification (samordnaopptak.no), including Norwegian language requirements. 
    • a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree. 
    • an average grade of at least C (according to the ECTS grading scale) on your bachelor's degree
    • an approved entrance test
    • passed entrance interview
  • How to apply

    You apply via Søknadsweb (fsweb.no), where you fill in your details and upload all the required documents.

    Please use study code 215 6279.

    Application deadline

    • 20 April: Application deadline and deadline for submitting documents and entrance test.

    More information about required documents.

    Entrance test and interview

    When you apply for admission to the Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship, you must answer a separate entrance test. In the test, you must include an overview of education, work experience and other relevant experience, in addition to answering some questions and cases. The entrance examination must be uploaded as a separate pdf in Søknadsweb. Applications without a complete entrance test will not be considered.

    You find the entrance test on the Norwegian version of this website.

    After the application deadline, the entrance exams will be reviewed by faculty staff and relevant candidates will be summoned for a digital interview of 15-20 minutes.

    The master programme aims for a diverse group of students with different educational backgrounds. In the case where several qualified applicants have similar educational backgrounds, applicants with different backgrounds may be chosen for admission over those with similar backgrounds.

  • Programme cost

    The only cost of this programme is the semester fee (student.oslomet.no) of approximately 1000 NOK. You pay this fee each semester of the programme. There are no tuition fees.

  • Programme content

    The master's programme is designed as a Value Creation Programme where you learn through creating new value for others. This value can be financial, cultural or social, and is anchored in a broad definition of entrepreneurship that includes intrapreneurship (creating value internally in companies or the public sector) and social entrepreneurship (focusing on creating social value in NGOs/non-profits, organisations and ventures) as well as traditional entrepreneurial activities (starting a commercial venture).

    Entrepreneurial skills enable you to act and adapt when exposed to situations characterised by a high degree of uncertainty. Entrepreneurial abilities such as creativity, leadership, communication, critical thinking and flexibility are often termed 21st century competencies, and these competencies have been identified as crucial to succeed in future work life. 

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (student.oslomet.no).

  • How the programme is taught

    The master’s programme in entrepreneurship at OsloMet combines student-centred and teacher-centred teaching and working methods. There is also an overlap between the different methods, where student-centred methods are also teacher-led.  

    Teaching methods include:  

    • Lectures
    • Workshops (both faculty- and industry-led)
    • Game-based learning
    • Inquiry-based learning (where teachers are available for questions)
    • Expeditionary learning (off campus and exploring)
    • Flipped classroom
    • Group/individual mentoring (linked to business)
    • Coaching (personalised learning)
    • Cases with teacher-led discussions
    • Group work and collaboration between students
    • Experiments, iterations, prototyping and hypothesis testing
    • Participation in real-life seminars and events with external stakeholders, for example hackathons
    • Guest speakers
    • OsloMet uses Canvas, a cloud-based learning platform that facilitates student-active forms of work and teaching and serves as the university's channel of communication with its students
  • Programme structure

    Optional course Spans multiple semesters

    2nd year of study

    3rd semester
    4th semester
  • Exchange

    As a student you are offered several kinds of international exchange possibilities as part of this programme: 

    • You can choose to write your master´s thesis abroad in conjunction with one of the exchange programmes offered to all master students at OsloMet. You can find an institution themselves or be connected to one of OsloMet’s partnering universities around the world.
    • You can join existing OsloMet initiatives and research projects (for example, MIT REAP, European Project Semester (ESP) or other international research projects, such as at the Centre for Welfare and Labour Research).
    • You can also go abroad with the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship (Gründerskolen) summer school managed by the University of Oslo. You can travel to Boston, Toronto, San Francisco or Singapore.
  • Career opportunities

    Through this programme, you will learn skills that will help you to start your own ventures as well as finding employment as change agents within private or public enterprises and NGOs.

  • Further studies at OsloMet

Questions about studying at OsloMet

You can contact us by e-mail with any questions about studying at OsloMet, applying and life as a student.

If you have specific questions about the degree you can contact the faculty directly.