Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration

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HeadquartersBergen, Norway
A large part of Norway's financial and business establishment was educated at the NHH.

The Norwegian School of Economics (Norwegian: Norges Handelshøyskole) NHH is a business school situated in Bergen, Norway. It was founded in 1936 as Norway's first business school and has since its establishment been a leading teaching and research institution in the fields of economics and business administration.[1]


The NHH was established in Bergen due to the significant mercantile tradition in the city. A predecessor was the Bergen Commercial High School, founded in 1904. As early as 1917, the Storting decided at about the same time as the other Scandinavian countries to establish a business school, but this decision was not implemented for a long time. The pioneer in founding the university was the Bergen politician Kristofer Didrik Lehmkuhl. One reason for locating in Bergen was that not all of Norway's further education institutions should be concentrated in Oslo, where economics and statistics were taught at the university.

On September 7, 1936, the school started a two-year course, which ended with the title commercial candidate, 10 years before the University of Bergen was established. Since the 1950s, it has been based on the American business school model.

A large part of Norway's financial and business elite was educated at the NHH. Numerous graduates work in management consulting, auditing and banking.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Jon Fredrik Baksaas1954NorwayBusinesspersonResigned as CEO of Telenor after corruption exposed.
Preben Munthe15 October 19223 January 2013NorwayEconomistConservative Norwegian Bilderberger and Trilateral Commission Member. Consultant for the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.
Knut Vollebaek11 February 1946NorwayDiplomat
Norwegian Foreign Minister during the Kosovo War. Bilderberg/2008
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