Graduate study

Student participation and good industry relations

Reykjavik University Department of Business Administration emphasises excellent teaching, student participation, quality research and good connection with industry.

Graduate programmes are integrated with practical based projects, providing our students with a firm foundation for advanced study or for entering the global marketplace. All our courses are developed in co-operation with industry leaders in Iceland. The curriculum is delivered by our resident faculty and visiting professors from leading international business schools.


Our business programmes

Credits: 90 ECTS

Length of study: 14 months over three terms: autumn, spring and summer terms.

MSc or qualification at master level: Students can choose between a programme structure leading to an MSc degree and a programme structure for a qualification at master level. Both require 90 ECTS credits.

Tuition: Tuition fees at Reykjavik University

Programmes taught in English

Programmes taught in Icelandic

// Summer term 2020

New students in the master's programmes at RU's Department of Business Administration can start their studies in June during the summer term. Please note that this does not apply to MBA students. 

This new contribution to RU's study options will suit in particular those students who are entering a master's programme that includes elective courses.

Given the situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic the summer courses in June and July will be taught online. Summer-term courses that are offered in August are expected to be taught in the classroom but will be moved online if necessary.

For information about courses on offer and the timetable for summer term please visit:

New students who do not wish to start in the summer term will begin their studies according to the traditional teaching schedule for autumn term.

Please do not hesitate to contact:

Sigrún Ólafsdóttir
Programme Administrator

Stefan Wendt
Programme Director 

for further inquiries.

Main research areas

Business, Finance, Economics, Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Behaviour Analysis.

Accreditation AMBA Accreditation

The Department of Business Administration has the AMBA accreditation for its MBA programme. Only 3% of MBA programmes world-wide are accredited by the association.

The United Nations PRME programme

The Department of Business Administration has been a member of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) since 2012.

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