BI Norwegian Business School

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BI Norwegian Business School

BI Norwegian Business School is a private, non-commercial foundation (founded in 1943) providing knowledge and competence both to the private and public sectors.

BI Norwegian Business School is a self-owned foundation whose purpose is to conduct education and research at a high international level within management, administration, economics and marketing.

BI is a strong player on the international arena as well: through its operations in China, Lithuania and Australia, through its exchange agreement with a more than 140 universities all over the world, and through its international programmes taught entirely in English in Norway.

BI is inspired by the Scandinavian tradition of management. Scandinavia is perhaps the closest you can come to a postindustrial knowledge economy. Scandinavian companies are also the innovators of participatory management techniques and network forms of organization. BI adds its focus on ethics and corporate social responsibility to these qualities.

BIhas now taken the next step in its development. The school has moved to a brand new campus in Oslo. This campus is centrally located in an emerging and pulsating business area in Oslo. All the school's international programmes are taught here.

Accreditation and ranking

  • BI has the coveted Triple Crown accreditation status, meaning it has been accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. In 2013, approximately 70 business schools out of 15 500 world wide could pride themselves with a Triple Crown status.
  • BI was accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in 2014. The accreditation guarantees, according to the AACSB, "that a school has the best qualified faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum and provides educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.
  • BI has been EQUIS accredited since 1999 as one of only 121 business schools in the world.
  • AMBA is an accreditation of an institution's MBA/DBA programmes. BI was awarded this accreditation in 2013.
  • BI is one of the 100 most recognised business schools of a total of over 4,000 such colleges in the world (one of 35 in Europe) in the “Top Business School Worldwide 2008” survey.
  • BI is amongst the 65 best suppliers of tailor-made in-house programmes in the world and no 28 in Europe (2008), and provides the 25th best MBA programme in Europe (2013) according to the Financial Times.
  • BI obtained the status of 'Specialized University Institution' in 2008, after NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) gave its approval on the 27th February this year.
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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Norwegian

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Executive Master of Management

Campus Part time 1 year January 2017 Norway Oslo

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Executive Master of Management is a flexible master's degree that provides the tools you need to be at the forefront of strategic management [+]

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Executive Master of Management is a flexible master's degree that provides the tools you need to be at the forefront of strategic management. Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Executive Master of Management is a flexible master's degree that provides the tools you need to be at the forefront of strategic management. Choose between our Master Programmes for international students: - Analytics for Strategic Management - Corporate Communication Management - International Management Why choose Executive Master of Management? - Career progression: 8 of 10 students report receiving a promotion after completing their degree. - Flexible: All programmes listed above can be taken independently, enabling participants to study alongside a demanding job. They are conducted over a period of one year, divided into five or six sessions, each taking 3-5 days. - Management toolkit. Both lecturers and fellow participants are richly experienced, resulting in a dynamic learning environment and a diverse set of management skills upon completion. - Top international quality. Programme lecturers contribute to one of the highest-performing research departments in Norway. BI has received the Triple Crown accreditation, of which less than 1% of business schools worldwide have accomplished. - Custom-made. You can design your own degree by combining three programmes of your choice according to your ambitions and career situation. [-]

Executive Master of Management in Energy

Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months March 2017 Norway Oslo

A programme designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of key energy issues and improve your analytical and managerial skills. [+]

A programme designed to develop your comprehensive understanding of key energy issues and improve your analytical and managerial skills. Empowering managers to recharge the energy industry Faster than ever before economic and political changes ripple through the energy business environment. Within this changing landscape, successful energy managers need a bird's eye view of the entire energy value chain. Leaders must understand the interests and constraints of multiple stakeholders – governments, partners, companies and contractors, capital markets, NGOs - as they navigate in the constantly evolving global energy map for both fossile fuels and for the renewables. The global focus of the industry reflects the structure of this programme. This is done by combining Norway’s world class management knowledge in energy governance and business in oil, gas and electricity sectors, with France’s leading energy technology knowledge. The Executive Master of Management in Energy has brought together the expertise of two leading institutions in the field of energy management. The collaborative effort between BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo/Stavanger and IFP School in Paris has given participants a global and strategic perspective on the energy industry. The programme is currently being redesigned to adapt to the changes in the energy markets. This means that the programme will be offered first in 2017. An alternative Energy programme offered at BI Norwegian Business School The Executive MBA Programme with specialization in energy, will be run as planned in 2016. Start up is 31st March. If you are interested in considering the programme, we will be pleased to give you more information and answer your questions. Do not hesitate to contact us at: [-]


MSc in Business

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

As one of the most established and competitive programmes in Norway, the MSc in Business provides students with a strategic and analytical mind-set needed to succeed in their future careers. [+]

MSc in Business


The Master of Science in Business is a two year leadership and business programme. The unique feature of the MSc in Business programme is that students can tailor their degree to their interests and career objectives. With eight individual majors, plus options for internships, exchange and double degrees, the programme provides flexibility that will enhance students’ knowledge and skills relevant to the modern business world. Students will gain hands-on experience and a global mind-set that will last them a lifetime. A Customized Business Degree A Major allows students to discover new interests and define their career path. Students declare a Major at the time of application to the programme. Majors are offered in the following eight areas: • Strategy • Finance • Economics • Marketing • Business Law, Tax and Accounting • Leadership and Change • Logistics, operation and Supply Chain Management • QTEM (Quantitative Techniques for Economic and Management) QTEM – A Masters Network The QTEM Masters Network is an international network that unites a selection of business schools, corporations and students across the world. With a focus on creating future decision-makers in an international context, the QTEM programme provides the opportunity to study two exchange semesters at two different QTEM institutions around the world. To encourage experiential learning as means to solidify students’ career paths, an internship is also structured into the programme.   [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

BI’s MSc in Finance provides students with the ability to apply complex financial and economic decision-making, financial theories and risk management skills. [+]

MSc in Finance


BI’s Finance department is internationally recognised as one of the leading within its field. This excellent research quality is reflected in the MSc in Finance and gives you a thorough understanding of the latest financial theories, financial decision criteria and risk management and will give you the tools needed to analyse complex financial and administrative problems. 
In addition to the focus on fundamental financial theories, students will choose a specialisation area like investments, risk management, corporate finance or financial derivatives.This course combination will give students a understanding of modern financial theories and their applicability.... [-]

MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

Would you consider taking an education focusing on the close relations between organisation, leadership and results in enterprises? If so, you should tale a closer look at the Master of Science in Leadership and Organisational Psychology. [+]

MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology


This programme provides knowledge and expertise in the ways individual, group and organisational factors influence organisational performance, problem solving and decision making. It is highly relevant to managers, researchers and consultants who are working to help organisations to develop, manage change and stay innovative. The Master of Science in Leadership and Organisational Psychology focuses on the human resources of organisations.Programme StructureThe MSc in Leadership and Organisational Psychology is a two-year, 120-ECTS-credit programme consisting of 90 course credits and 30 MSc thesis credits. Core courses provide a common methodological platform for all MSc students and are taken in the first year of the programme. Specialisation courses cover fundamental issues in your specialisation area. Some of these courses are mandatory, while others are electives. In the second year of the programme, the specialisation courses may build on subjects covered in the first year and include more up to date research in the given field of study and elaborate on theories and models presented earlier. Make sure to check the prerequisites for the courses in your programme.... [-]

MSc in Strategic Marketing Management

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

The MSc in Strategic Marketing Managementat BI Norwegian School of management, Oslo Norway provides a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with important marketing skills [+]

MSc in Strategic Marketing Management

The MSc in Strategic Marketing Management programme aims to educate market-oriented leaders for the modern economy. The program is founded on three pillars: marketing theory, statistical methods, and financial implications of marketing investments. Following this we view marketing as investments in customer assets with the objective of increasing customer equity and firm value.Marketing is the company function charged with defining customer targets and the ultimate method of satisfying their needs and demands competitively and profitably. The MSc in Strategic Marketing Management provides a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with important marketing skills in influencing the level, timing, and composition of demand for a product, service, organization, place, person, idea or some form of information. ... [-]




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