International Summer School Ringerike – International Management and International Marketing
Ringerike - Full time
- Progression: Full time
- Campus: Ringerike
- Teaching model: Campus
- Charge: No tuition fee. Travel and accommodation must be covered by the participant. Trips and activities (except corporate visits) are covered by the participant.
- Study level: Summer school
- Credits: 15
- Start up: Spring 2021
- Teaching Language: English
Due to the development of the Coronavirus, the university and the school of business decided to cancel the summer school of 2020. Students are welcome to apply for the summer school of 2021, but be aware that changes may be made.Read more about this under "additional information 2021" at the bottom of this page.
Join the USN International Summer School at Campus Ringerike, to learn about international business in a multicultural environment while enjoying the beauty of the long, Nordic summer nights. Each year about 50 students from North American, Europe, and Asia gather together at Campus Ringerike for an intensive, five-week programme to study international management and international marketing. Students work closely with professors in USN’s friendly and stimulating campus environment.
The core programme runs from June 1st to June 24th, preceded by an orientation programme for international students from May 26th to May 31st.
Preliminary programme for the summer of 2021. Please not that due to covid, the progarmme and social/cultural activities might change.
Housing and training center
Students reside in single, furnished rooms with private bathrooms located on in modern and fully equiped dormitories on campus. All cooking and food preparation are done in a shared kitchen. USN provides students with kitchen equipment, bed linens, and bedding. Each floor has a common eating and recreational area. More information about housing is available at our Student Welfare Organisations webpage.
These pictures show typical housing for Campus Ringerike:
In addition to high standard housing, USN offers a training center with weight room and gym for basketball and other sports. The training center is located on-campus. The housing fee includes lunch served by the USN cafeteria served on Monday through Thursdays between classes.
Social and cultural activities
While academic content is a priority, USN also promotes intercultural learning through:
The programme offers social gatherings and cultural activities during the evenings and weekends as well as membership in the local Campus Ringerike training center. Social activities include a welcome barbeque, traditional Norwegian dinner and dance, campus pub events, local sports competitions, hiking, cooking class, and a farewell dinner. Students can visit some of Norway’s most famous cultural attractions such as the Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Opera.
Weekend trips to Copenhagen (Denmark) and Bergen (Norway) are two of the programme highlights. Students travel by bus, railroad, and boat through Norway’s majestic fjords and mountains to Bergen where they stay for a couple of nights. The trip to Copenhagen consists of a mini-cruise with two nights on a ship and a full day to explore the beautiful city.
Hønefoss is a peaceful and safe city (pop. 14,000) located in the midst of spectacular, Norwegian scenery. Most shopping and recreational activities are within walking distance of the USN campus and Oslo is only a 60-minute drive. Hønefoss is a great base for adventurous students who want to explore beautiful Norwegian mountains and fjords as well as travelers who want to visit other parts of Scandinavia and the Baltics.
Get a taste of a real happening that intends to broaden your international experiences with fellow students from all around the world!
Each year about 60 students from North American, Europe, and Asia gather together at Campus Ringerike for an intensive, five-week programme to study international management and international marketing. Students work closely with professors in USN’s friendly and stimulating campus environment.
The University of South-Eastern Norway was established on May 4, 2018 as Norway’s newest and second largest university. USN has 18,000 students attending classes on eight campuses located in the municipalities of Kongsberg, Drammen, Bø, Ringerike, Notodden, Porsgrunn, Rauland and Vestfold. The campuses provide USN with a regional foundation in some of Norway’s most dynamic areas.
The university’s four faculties, Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences, and the USN School of Business offer range of bachelor, master, and PhD degrees as well as continuing education programs. The USN School of Business offers a broad range of degree programs – from Ph.D. level to undergraduate level across various fields of study: Management, marketing, business analysis, information systems, tourism, law, design and political and social sciences.
Partnership with TTU
The USN International Summer School is a longstanding partnership between the USN School of Business and the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, USA. TTU is an accredited and well-recognized institution offering 150 undergraduate, 100 graduate degrees and 50 doctoral degrees to 37,000 students. Professors from USN and TTU have jointly taught courses and managed the programme for the past twenty years.
Costs and fees
USN is a tuition-free, public university therefore students do not pay tuition directly to USN. The programme cost for international students is $2,400. This fee includes:
- Housing (including bedding and kitchen equipment
- Partial board (lunch Monday-Thursday)
- Trip to Bergen and Norway in a Nutshell (assumes student has a Eurail pass)
- Trip to Copenhagen
- Social activities
- Sports center membership
- Airport pick-up
The fee does not include transportation to Norway, meals, recreational travel, books, travel and health insurance, and personal expenses. The fee for the entire programme is due by May 1st.
USN arranges a bus pick-up on the afternoon of May 26th. The bus will transport incoming students with their luggage from Gardermoen (Oslo Lufthavn) to USN Campus Ringerike. The fee for this pick-up is included in the overall programme fee.
The objective of this programme is to provide students with knowledge, competence, and skills that will help them navigate a global business environment. The learning activities move beyond traditional classroom lectures to engage students with companies and people in the Norwegian business community. USN arranges guest lecturers, excursions, and visits to leading Norwegian companies to provide students with insight into a distinctly, Scandinavian business perspectives.
The programme offers courses in International Management (IMA3000) and International Marketing (MAR327) with learning activities that include lectures, discussions, and group work. Detailed information about the course content, learning activities, prerequisites, and examinations is available in our study plan below. Students can enroll in either one or both classes. The classes meet on Monday through Thursday each week during the five week programme.
Additional information 2021
Due to the recent situation with covid-19 we are unable to guarantee the completion of the summer school. In addition, USN cannot guarantee any prices or terms for the summer school at this point. We are are currently planning to run as normal, however USN is monitoring the situation and this might be subject to change.
You can read more about the current situation in Norway here and here.
A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each subject plan.Link to the latest published study plan
Admission requirementsThe programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home institution, to enroll. Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.
Open for students from academic disciplines of business administration, management, law, visual communication and engineering. Students from other relevant disciplines may be considered