GRA 6287 Internship for MSc in Law and Business

GRA 6287 Internship for MSc in Law and Business

Course code: 
GRA 6287
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Sjur Swensen Ellingsæter
Course name in Norwegian: 
Internship for Master i forretningsjus og økonomi
Product category: 
MSc in Law and Business
2024 Autumn
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Course type: 
One semester

BI Internship is an opportunity to work full-time in a company/organization as a part of your studies.  BI Internship provides the opportunity to gain practical experience in your particular field of study. It will give you valuable insights in real-world challenges in the broad area of business and within the major you are studying. An internship should help you in applying your academic learnings in an empirical setting.

NB. In order to get a BI Internship approved as part of the degree, the student needs to apply according to BI’s procedures and submit a valid Learning Contract prior to starting his/her internship and in due time before the deadline.    

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The student shall demonstrate the following competencies after the internship:

  • Knowledge of key practical dilemmas of the everyday work in the company
  • Knowledge of the problems involving knowledge of law or economics or finance in the companyformal management systems in the company
  • Knowledge of the workday challenges towards solving problems related to one or more of the main topics in your master's degree. 
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • Ability to define and execute tasks under conditions of uncertainty and change.
  • Ability to support suggestions for practical solutions with academically sound analysis.
  • Ability to collaborate and to work in teams or with a coworker.
General Competence
  • Learn not take anything at face value and to defer judgement
  • Understanding of the complexities of decision making concerned with one or more of the main topics in your master's degree.
  • Openness to ideas from a variety of perspectives
Course content

the Student Portal.          

Teaching and learning activities

Students will work full time for a minimum of 8 weeks in a company or organization. The internship may be paid or unpaid. Tasks are assigned by the company/organization and students must attend work as agreed upon.

Students are also expected to participate in the following activities:

  • Online «Prepare for work and career» course prior to the application process– compulsory
  • Individual supervision – up to three hours
  • Internship kick-off session – up to 1 hour
  • Term paper guidance session – up to 1 hour
  • Reflection seminar – up to 3 hours
  • For further information about the application process, links to the Learning Contract and the Career Portal where BI Internship positions are posted, and relevant dates/resources regarding the BI Internship course, please visit
  • Students must attend work as agreed upon with the company they are assigned to and write a paper towards the end of the internship.
  • The internship is for 8 weeks, full time.  A completed, approved internship will give 12 ECTS credits only when the student has passed the term paper.
  • Each student must write a term paper individually.


Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have specific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.


Required prerequisite knowledge

Participation requires that you have no pending courses and that you secure your own internship. See the student portal for detailed practical information.

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Submission PDF
Exam/hand-in semester: 
First Semester
2 Month(s)
Exam code: 
GRA 62871
Grading scale: 
Examination next semester, thereafter when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
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A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 12 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 320 hours.