The year of study
The study runs in two semesters per year. Each semester comprise 15 weeks. A typical semester has 14-16 lessons per week of 45 minutes each. The teaching consists of lectures, group exercises and project work with supervision.
Some courses consist only of lectures, while other courses change between different types of instruction and/or project work.
In the autumn semester, the teaching starts on September 1st and ends just before Christmas. The spring semester starts on February 1st and ends about June 1st. Examinations are in January and June.
In the lectures researchers and other university lecturers create an overview of the course's literature. You will learn about the different theories, and the lecturer spends time to go through complex parts of the literature. A class may be too large to engage in proper discussion, but there will always be a possibility to ask questions or debate a certain issue.
A number of courses have practical assignment lessons to supplement the lectures. These lessons take place in classes of 20-25 students, and comprise different assignments and cases which are studied and discussed. Graduate students often teach the practical assignment lessons. These classes are a good forum to ask questions and comment upon the readings.
For major reports or projects, there will most often be time for individual supervision. This is valid e.g. for the final Bachelor project, where each student chooses a course and works on the project under supervision.
The BSc in Economics and Business Administration is a full-time programme. You are therefore expected to reserve considerably more time for studies than what is spent on lectures and exercises. You are expected to spend a fair amount of time to acquaint yourself with different materials, to work on exercises, and to independently work on projects later in the programme.
Typically, examinations in the courses at the BSc in Economics and Business Administration are held at the end of each semester, i.e. in January and June. There are many different types of examinations: written and oral examination, take-home examinations, one-week-reports, seminars and projects. A seminar is a teaching and examination type, where all students in the seminar group write a paper. The papers are then discussed in the seminar group, and the students take turns to defend their own project, oppose on others' projects and function as a "general" participant.