Further combining business and technology in management education


Business schools are ensuring that technology and business are more often inextricably linked in many different ways.

INSEAD has launched their Knowledge App, an expert opinion and management insights portal with the latest business thinking and views from award-winning faculty and global contributors, updated daily. NEOMA Business School proudly offers a whole campus – that’s entirely virtual. POLIMI Graduate School of Management boasts an AI digital mentor called FLEXA.

In many different ways, business schools are intertwining what they do with technology, finding new initiatives and teaching methods, as well as content, to offer.

Tech-driven bachelor’s launches at NHH

Now, a brand new bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics and Data Science has been launched at NHH Norwegian School of Economics. It’s only the second programme ever to be offered at the bachelor level by NHH; the course will provide economics students with the opportunity to specialise in technology, reflecting ongoing innovations in the world of business.

“The special skills appropriated in this programme are in high demand in business life today, and our purpose is to give students a solid platform of competence to solve the challenges of today and in the future,” says Øystein Thøgersen, the Rector at NHH.

The first class will commence in autumn 2024. Data analysis, programming, applied statistics, and artificial intelligence (AI) will be central subjects. Teaching will be exclusively in English, and the programme will be open to 70-90 new students, including applicants from international backgrounds. Students will also have the opportunity to progress on to NHH’s Master’s in Economics and Business Administration degree after graduating.

It’s clear to see that technology is changing our lives – but there are so many ways in which business schools like NHH and others are continuing to respond to its impact.

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