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ECON1810 – Strategy and management of organizations

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Course content

In what way do organizations differ from markets? How may we explain the design, management and strategy of organizations? The course addresses a selection of topics. An important topic is incentive problems in organizations, for example, issues related to the reward system. We are also concerned with ownership, management structures and the contracts that are made with partners outside the organization.

Learning outcome

To use economic theory to understand issues related to the management and control of firms and other organizations, and the strategic interaction of firms in the market.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


Lectures: 2 hours per week throughout the semester.

Seminars: 2 hours per week through parts of the semester.

There might occur weeks exempt from teaching (where students are expected to do compulsory term paper).

One compulsory term paper.


A 3-hour written school exam. Students are not allowed to present themselves to the written school exam if the compulsory term papers are not approved.

When the compulsory term paper is approved, the result will be registered. Students can retake the written exam later without handing in compulsory term paper again.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.



The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.

The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

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Spring 2011

Spring 2009

Spring 2007


Spring 2011

Spring 2009

Spring 2007

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