he seafood industry is among the fastest growing business sectors in Norway and the world. New knowledge is needed if we are going to innovate in a sustainable way. In other words, how can we meet today’s needs without damaging future generations’ ability to meet theirs?
“We decided to challenge the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) to come up with a response. Norway is engaged in a national economic restructuring effort, and we need new knowledge,” says Tanja Hoel, CEO of the NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster.
The NHH responded by developing a completely new ‘MBA in Global Seafood’ under the heading ‘Sustainable Innovation’. The target group is experienced managers and specialists in the international marine community. Much of the programme is conducted via podcasts, Skype conferences and international field trips in Asia and North America. NHH professor Linda Nøstbakken is responsible for the programme of study.
According to HR manager Anne Lorgen Riise, who works for Marine Harvest Group, the MBA programme has been long awaited.
“If our companies are going to continue developing in a sustainable direction, we must invest in tomorrow’s global leaders. This programme is tailor-made to meet our requirements.”