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Board Competence

The program Board Competence is a study of what it means to sit in a board as chairperson, company manager, elected member or employee representative.

About the study - the content and organization

The program consists of the following subjects:

  • The board’s work and responsibilities
  • Finance and Control
  • The Board's social context and risk - Strategy and Corporate Responsibility

The study conducted in part, with public gatherings and study tasks (work requirement) in between periods. Guidance is via online and / or through direct contact between teacher and student. The program may also be offered as in-service training without credits.

We can arrange the course for groups should you be interested, and we invite you to contact us for further information as well as an estimation of the cost. 

More about aims and contents.


The course  Board Competence  has overlapping content with  Styrekompetanse  (10 ECTS) - STYR6000.

Target Groups

The program is designed for leaders, employee representatives on the board or persons that aspire to be engaged in or elected to professionally take part in businesses, corporate and enterprise boards. The program is also designed for persons that already are engaged in boards. To take part in the program students must have access to relevant fields of work.

The program is specifically aimed at women and has a female perspective in the sense that the role of women as a minority on the board will be emphasized. In this context, women business forms (single man’s enterprise /small businesses) will be emphasized.



Application deadline

On request

Admission requirements

General study competence or equivalent validated prior learning

Programme information


Board competence On request 10 ECTS One semester, part time . English .

Contact us

Administrative contact:  Mariann Tvetene

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