BSc in Business Administration

EFMD-Accreditated-BSc-PantoneWith an international accreditation from EFMD attesting to its quality, this diverse and demanding programme prepares students for careers and/or further studies.

Overview

Business-BScCredits

180 ECTS.

Language

Language of instruction is generally Icelandic. Selected modules are available in English, please see the online course catalogue for language of instruction for each course. For more information about courses in English, please contact the programme administrator:

Phone:+354 599-6338
E-mail: bsnamvd@ru.is

The RU International Office also provides information about study programmes for exchange students.

Available minors

  • BSc in Business Administration with a minor in Law (in co-operation with RU's Department of Law)
  • BSc in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science (in co-operation with RU's Department of Computer Science)

Highlights

  • Diverse course options and interdisciplinary studies
  • Emphasis on practical assignments
  • International knowledge and strong ties with industry
  • Teachers are accomplished academics in their fields
  • Guest lecturers bring the latest know-how from industry into the classroom

Innovation and starting new ventures

Reykjavik University's Department of Business Administration has developed a unique interdisciplinary course which is a requirement for all first-year students at RU. In three weeks during spring semester, students must develop a unique product, from idea to prototype to market. Students work in teams made up from all four academic schools.

International accreditation

The BSc programme in Business Administration has an accreditation from EPAS. The accreditation is granted by the European Foundation for Management Development, EFMD, a membership organisation of 750 business universities and other parties that work on developing and improving business education.

Information for current students

Structure

Core courses

144 ECTS

Electives

24 ECTS

Final assignment

12 ECTS

Length of study

Three years

Students generally take five courses (30 ECTS) per semester, four courses over a 12 week period followed by  one course over a three week period. 

  • Language of instruction: Icelandic
  • Selected modules available in English

Structure of BSc in Business Administration

Language of instruction: Icelandic
Selected modules available in English

BSc 1st year
FallSpring
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management I
  • Macroeconomics
  • Methodology (Three week period)
  • Microeconomics I
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Applied Statistics I
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Starting New Ventures (Three week period)
BSc 2nd year
FallSpring
  • Corporate Finance
  • Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Communication
  • Design and Analysis of Annual Financial Statements
  • Marketing and Business Research Methods
  • International Business (Three week period)
  • BSc Thesis
  • Operation Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management (Three week period)
BSc 3rd year
FallSpring
  • Applied Statistics II
  • Marketing and Business Research Methods
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Human Resource Management (Three week period)
  • BSc Thesis
  • Operation Management                              
  • Elective III
  • Elective IV          

Structure in BSc in Business Administration with minor in Computer Science

Language of instruction: Icelandic
Selected modules available in English

BSc 1st year
FallSpring
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Methodology (Three week period)
  • Microeconomics I
  • Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Applied Statistics I
  • Entrepreneurship and Starting New Ventures (Three week period)
BSc 2nd year
FallSpring
  • Corporate Finance I
  • Design and Analysis of Annual Financial Statements
  • Programming
  • IT-strategy
  • Semester Project (Three week period)
  • Software Requirements and Design
  • Web-Programming
  • Microeconomics II
  • Operation Management
  • Semester Project (Three week period)       
BSc 3rd year
HaustVor
  • Applied Statistics II
  • Marketing and Business Research Methods
  • Software Engineering
  • Databases
  • Elective (Three week period)
  • BSc Thesis
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Elective                                                                    

Structure of BSc of Business Administration with a minor in Law  

Language of instruction: Icelandic
Selected modules available in English

BSc 1st year
FallSpring
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Methodology (Three week period)
  • Microeconomics I
  • Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Applied Statistics I
  • Entrepreneurship and Starting New Ventures (Three week period)
BSc 2nd year
FallSpring
  • Corporate Finance I
  • Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Communication
  • Design and Analysis of Annual Financial Statements
  • Marketing and Business Research Methods
  • International Business (Three week period)
  • BSc Thesis
  • Operation Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management (Three week period)
BSc 3rd year 
HaustVor
  • Jurisprudence – Sources and interpretation of law (8 ECTS)
  • Private Law 1 – Contracts and introduction to torts and general laws of obligation (8 ECTS)
  • Constitutional Law (8 ECTS)
  • Practical Assignment (6 ECTS)
  • Company Law (8 ECTS)
  • Private Law II – General laws of obligation (8 ECTS)
  • Administrative Law (8ECTS)
  • Project Based Course in Private Law (6 ECTS)           

Course catalogue

Information about courses can be found online in the RU Course Catalogue.

Admissions

Requirements

As a general rule, a matriculation examination or equivalent is a requirement. Other degrees are considered on an individual basis.

Mathematics

Applicants should preferably have certain basic mathematical skills. These basic skills consist in basic algebra (for example, power, roots, and logarithms), functions, curves in a coordinate system, and differentiation. It is preferable that students have completed at least mathematics 363 or equivalent.

Languages

Good skills in both Icelandic and English are required. The same admission requirements apply to the full-time programme and the part-time programme.

In order to apply for full-time programme, students need to speak Icelandic. Students can however take courses in the programme through the RU´s students' exchange programme.

What needs to accompany applications?

  • An official (stamped) transcript of the matriculation examination must be submitted in print format to the RU reception. Scanned diplomas are not accepted.
  • Letter of recommendation (a plus but not mandatory)

If students have completed university-level courses, they can apply for those previous studies to be evaluated for transfer of credit. Rules and form for evaluation of previous studies. 

Contact us

Guðný Arna Einarsdóttir

Guðný Arna Einarsdóttir
Programme Administrator of the BSc in Business Administration
Phone:+354 599-6338
E-mail: bsnamvd@ru.is



You can also contact Student Services for information. 

 


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