Bachelor in Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

The curriculum describes normal progression for each year. From the academic year 2009/2010 there is a new course structure. As a maine rule least course size is 7,5 ECTS credits and this implies changes in the programme as well. The new course structure is being introduced gradually so that changes at first year was done in the academic year 2009/2010, second year was changed in the academic year 2010/2011 and third year will be changed in the academic year 2011/2012.

Students who started their first year before autumn 2009, and are following the prescribed curriculum, will complete their programme according to the preceding course structure. Re-sit exams will be arranged for courses at first and second year level even spring 2012. For courses at third year level re-sit exams will be offered even spring 2013.

The curriculums are presented according to the way the courses will be lectured in the academic year 2011/2012. Earlier versions of curriculums can be found in previous student handbooks.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a three-year full-time degree programme and has been developed to reflect that the world of education is becoming increasingly global, and will give the students an international business degree. This programme is taught entirely in English and has a deliberate international emphasis. The student population is international and culturally diversified.

Acquired knowledge

The BBA degree programme gives students basic knowledge in management with a focus on international business. The theoretical platform used to identify and analyse complex issues in the global economy is attained through a thorough introduction to the following subjects: accounting, finance, economics, marketing and quantitative methods. Management of behaviour and strategic processes as well as internal and external communication channels is acquired through leadership and communication based courses.

Acquired skills

The BBA degree prepares students for a career in an increasingly global world. The students are trained in the solution of business related issues by the application of theoretical knowledge to practical business situations through the use of for example case presentations and negotiation techniques. This programme equips the students with an overall understanding of the challenges which international institutions face.


The BBA degree programme encompasses a wide range of decisions which global managers will invariably face. After completion of the programme, students will be able to appreciate and critically evaluate the financial, marketing and ethical consequences of the key decisions made.

The programme consists of these courses:

First year 2011/2012

Course code Course name Credits Autumn Spring
EXC 3410 The Firm - Introduction Course 7,5 X  
EXC 3414 Marketing Management 7,5 X  
EXC 3442 Managerial Accounting 7,5 X  
SPÅ 2901 Business Communication in English - Written Intercultural and Ethical Awareness 7,5 X  
EXC 2910 Mathematics 7,5 X X
EXC 2904 Statistics 7,5   X
EXC 2953 Organizational Behaviour and Management 7,5   X
EXC 3451 Financial Reporting and Analysis 7,5   X

Second year 2011/2012

Course code Course name Credits Autumn Spring
EXC 3520 Microeconomics 7,5 X  
EXC 2110 Basic Financial Management 7,5 X  
EXC 2112 Consumer Behaviour 7,5 X  
. Elective 7,5 X  
EXC 3525 Macroeconomics 7,5   X
EXC 2121 International Commercial Law 7,5   X
EXC 2122 Management Accounting and Control 7,5   X
EXC 3601 Financial Decision Making 7,5   X

. ELECTIVES Students must choose which elective course they want within in July 2011. This choice is done online in the individual programme curriculum. Space allocation is subject to a minimum number of participants having chosen the course.

Allocation Principles In some cases there may be competition for seats at the most popular courses. If this happens, the students with the best results from fall semester 2010 will be given priority.

It is an option not to choose elective courses. This may be appropriate for students who plan to go back to courses from previous semesters, or for other reasons wish to postpone a course. Students who do not make choices by the deadline may get a reminder from their campus administration. Students who have forgotten to choose elective courses, may choose any course with available seats. Students for whom this is relevant must contact the administration after August 10th.

Some courses require prerequisites and it is also a requirement that one should not choose courses that overlap with core and programme courses included in the syllabus. These courses are offered autumn 2011

Course code Course name Credits Autumn Spring
ELE 3701 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 7,5 X  
ELE 3702 Social Entrepreneurship 7,5 X  
ELE 3705 Reputation and Corporate Communication 7,5 X  
ELE 3706 Persuasion and Dialogue for Leaders 7,5 X  
ELE 3709 Project Management 7,5 X  
ELE 3710 Business and Professional Ethics 7,5 X  
ELE 3711 Sociology for Business Students 7,5 X  
ELE 3712 Risk Management and Governance 7,5 X  
ELE 3715 Logistics and Marketing Channels 7,5 X  
ELE 3716 Organization and Change 7,5 X  
ELE 3727 Corporate Environmental Management 7,5 X  
ELE 3732 Financial bubbles, crashes and crises 7,5 X  
ELE 3736 Real Estate Finance 7,5 X  
FIN 3510 Financial Markets 7,5 X  
SHI 3401 The Maritime Industry 7,5 X  
SPÅ 2902 Business Communication in English - Oral Effective Presentations and Negotiations 7,5 X  
SPÅ 2911 Business communication in German - Written 7,5 X  
SPÅ 2921 Business communication in French - Written 7,5 X  
SPÅ 2931 Business communication in Spanish - Written 7,5 X  

Third Year 2011/2012

The third year programme is built up of a mandatory part, 30 credits and an elective specialisation, 30 credits.

The mandatory courses are:

Course code Course name Credits Autumn Spring
EXC 3600 Strategy 7,5 X  
EXC 3601 Financial Decision Making 7,5 X  
EXC 3602 International Marketing 7,5   X
EXC 3603 International Economics 7,5   X

Please note that students taking the third year in 2012/2013 will take EXC 2123 Business Research Methods in stead of EXC 3601 Financial Decision Making. . Specialisation in Marketing consists:

Course code Course name Credits Autumn Spring
EXC 3620 Service marketing and customer loyalty 7,5 X  
EXC 3621 Market Communication 7,5 X  
EXC 3622 Branding 7,5   X
EXC 3623 Product and Market Planning 7,5   X

Specialisation in Finance consists:

Course code Course name Credits Autumn Spring
EXC 3610 Empirical Methods in Finance 7,5 X  
EXC 3611 International Corporate Finance 7,5 X  
EXC 3612 Investment Analysis 7,5   X
EXC 3613 Risk Management with Derivatives 7,5   X

Specialisation in Shipping consists:

Course code Course name Credits Autumn Spring
NSA 2511 International Maritime Law 7,5 X  
NSA 2512 Organising the Shipowning Entity 7,5 X  
NSA 2510 Marine Insurance 7,5   X
NSA 2521 Shipping Management 7,5   X

Course descriptions for previous courses (RE-SIT EXAMINATIONS)

Course code Course name Credits
EXC 2200 Economic and Business History 6
EXC 2300 Basic Financial Management 6
EXC 2303 Marketing Management 6
EXC 2304 Statistics 6
EXC 2305 Macroeconomics 6
EXC 2307 Organizational Psychology and Management 6
EXC 2400 Business Research Methods 6
EXC 2401 Financial Accounting II 6
EXC 2403 International Commercial Law and EU/EEA 6
EXC 2404 International Economics and Trade 6
EXC 2405 Logistics 6
EXC 2406 Managerial Accounting II 6
EXC 2407 Microeconomics 6
EXC 2408 Strategy I - Strategy Analysis 6
EXC 2500 Strategy II - Applied Strategy 6
EXC 2501 Financial Decision Making 6
EXC 2502 International Marketing 6
EXC 2504 Market Planning and Product Management 6
EXC 2505 Empirical Methods in Finance 6
EXC 2506 Service marketing and customer loyalty 6
EXC 2508 Investment Analysis 6
EXC 2509 Financial Statements and Valuation 6
EXC 2601 Financial Accounting I 9
EXC 2602 Direct Marketing 6
EXC 2603 Branding 6
EXC 2610 Mathematics 6
EXC 2701 Managerial Accounting I 9
EXC 2704 Consumer Behavior 6
EXC 2705 Scandinavian Management in an International and Comparative perspective 6
EXC 2707 Risk Management with Derivatives 6
EXC 2807 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets 6
ORG 9353 Organization and Change 6
SPÅ 2401 Intercultural Communication in English: Business Cultures and Ethical Dilemmas - Written course 6
SPÅ 2402 Business Communication in English: Negotiations and Presentations - Oral 6