NHH on top for applicants

NHH - Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration

For the second year in a row, the Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration at NHH is Norway's most popular study program. While the number of national applicants has remained steady, NHH numbers have grown by 7.5 percent on the whole. These numbers can be seen in the statistics released today by Samordna Opptak. (Application Office).

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"These are great numbers," says rector Jan I. Haaland. "The fact that growth in applicant numbers is still up this year, after record numbers in 2007, shows that we have a significantly attractive study offering."

10 percent more women

2,186 applicants selected NHH as their first choice, which equals five applicants per study place. NHH has focused on increasing the amount of female students. This has resulted in a record high of 858 women who have selected NHH as their first choice, an increase of 10 percent from last year.

Rector Haaland is very pleased that the female population is continuing to grow. "This is a result of consciously working for a better gender balance," he says.

"The most evident effort for increasing the female population was Women's Day. On this day 100 potential female applicants from Norway were invited to NHH to experience the academic environment and student life," says recruiting director Eivind Drange.

Against the current

Last year, NHH's recorded applicant intake could point to good numbers as well. In general a growth of 17.5 percent, while the amount of female applicants grew by 31.5 percent. This results in a total growth in female applicants of 44.5 percent over the past two years.

While NHH experiences record growth in applicants two years in a row, the general pool of applicants to higher education institutions remains level, with just a tiny increase of 0.07 percent. Nationally, applicant numbers decreased by 1.2 percent last year.

Kontakt: paraplyen@nhh.no
Redaktør: Astri Kamsvåg
Ansvarleg redaktør: Kristin Risvand Mo

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