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Norwegian School of Business and Economics (NHH)

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Norwegian School of Business and Economics (NHH)

"NHH" redirects here. For other uses, see NHH (disambiguation). Norwegian School of Economics Norges Handelshøyskole The NHH logo Type Public Established 1936 Rector Frøystein Gjesdal Administrative staff 300 (total) Students 3,250 Location Bergen, Norway Affiliations CEMS, PIM, Erasmus, EQUIS Website www.nhh.no The Norwegian School of Economics (Norwegian: Norges Handelshøyskole; literally "Norwegian School of Business Studies") or NHH, until 2011 known in English as the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration,[1] is a business school situated in Bergen, Norway. It was founded in 1936 as Norway's first business school and has since its establishment been a teaching and research institution primarily in the field of business administration.[2] Traditionally economics as an academic discipline was only taught at the universities (mainly the University of Oslo, where it was first conceived as a sub-discipline of law in the 19th century) whereas business administration was not regarded as an academic discipline in Norway, with no formal education program being available. The school was founded to offer the first formal training in business studies in the form of a more vocational, two-year degree, called handelskandidat ("candidate of commerce"). In 1963 the handelskandidat degree was renamed siviløkonom and it later evolved into a four-year degree. The school today offers degrees at the master's and doctoral levels. Although business administration remains the primary focus, it now also integrates economic perspectives in its research and teaching, with the emphasis on microeconomics.

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