"Everything is possible"

Most of our students have a number of responsibilities that demand their attention: full-time jobs and often a family. In accordance with the MBA's aim of personal improvement, the balance between work, study, and personal life is taken seriously and the structure of the programme reflects that - giving students the opportunity to work intensively for short sprints and getting long breaks between semesters. 

Programme overview


Classes take place every other weekend, from lunch-time on Thursdays, and on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Thursdays: 13 - 17 / Fridays: 9 - 17 / Saturdays: 9 - 17


  • Total: 90 ECTS credits
  • Per semester: 22,5 ECTS credits

Length of study

  • 20 months, during 2 years


  • Late August - May


The programme consists of 17 courses - all mandatory.


Most courses are taught during two sessions per semester. Personal and Professional Development is taught over four semesters. 

Work load

According to the RU Service Survey carried out by independent researcher Maskína in 2019, most MBA students (nearly 80%) spend 11-30 hours per week working on projects and reading course material - outside of the teaching sessions.


Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

1st year:

2nd year:

MBA Brochure 

MBA Rules

The all-important balance

Scheduling of courses and dates for assignment deadlines is available well in advance making the integration between school, work, and personal life easier. The programme is designed so that students attend short, intensive sessions with a good break in between. 

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Arnór Gauti Hauksson, MBA 2020

"Everything is possible with good organisation and support from your family and employer. This support has been key to making my time in the MBA so far enlightening and rewarding. I will leave the programme as a stronger and more mature individual in all areas of my life."

Exchange studies - Semester abroad

MBA students have the opportunity to apply for an exchange semester abroad during their study. The seats are limited and can vary from year to year. In recent years, our students have spent one semester at outstanding business universities. For further information please contact the MBA office at You can also contact the RU International Office for more information about the exchange programme for RU students

Arna Guðmundsdóttir MBAArna Guðmundsóttir, MBA 2018. Internist and Endocrinologist, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine // Landspitali University Hospital.

"My exchange study semester was fantastic. I had the opportunity to specialise in Service Management which was extremely valuable and very pertinent for my work in the health care system."

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