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About BI Norwegian Business School

BI Norwegian Business School is an independent, not-for-profit foundation and the main provider of research based knowledge on business and management disciplines in Norway.

Education focused on real business challenges

BI has a strong connection to the business world. In fact, one in four Norwegian business leaders graduated from BI. That is more than any other school in Norway. So if you are planning a career in Norway, chances are high that someone who understands your education will interview you.

It also means that we get a lot of input on how we can make our teaching more relevant. What challenges are businesses facing? What competencies are needed to succeed? Where is the job market headed?

At BI you will work with real cases and business challenges.

Triple Crown-accredited school

BI is the only business school in Norway with the three largest international accreditations:

  • European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Globally, less than 1% of business schools have managed to achieve triple accreditation. Schools that achieve the three accreditations are referred to as “Triple Crown” schools.

Our ability to continually maintain and improve a high standard is a guarantee that your degree will be recognised and valued all over the world, increasing your employability.

High quality teachers and research faculty

BI has one of Europe’s most productive research faculties. We pride ourselves in setting the standard for how future businesses will be managed. As a student here you learn from professionals who are extremely keen to remain at the forefront of their fields and who are proud to make their mark on the subject they teach.

Diverse and eventful campus

What you will experience when you start at BI is a good mix of people and an atmosphere where people are curious about you. With more than 20,000 students from 106 different countries, we are proud of our diversity. We have several vibrant student communities and we encourage all students to use the first weeks to explore them and find something that fits your interests. Establishing a network will not only help you settle in, but also improve your understanding of the Scandinavian way of thinking and the Scandinavian leadership model.

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Norway surprised me in many ways, with its amazing nature, well-functioned welfare system, Norwegian lifestyle and more. I fell in love with Norway because of its nature, but I am most impressed by its work-life balance. Life is not only about working here.

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Key Facts


BI Norwegian Business School’s MSc in Business programme ranks 87th on the Financial Times’ global ranking of the 100 best Masters in Management programmes 2018. This programme also ranks 17th in The Economist’s 40 best ‘Masters in Management’ programmes in the world.


BI Norwegian Business School is the 2nd largest Business School in Europe with over 20,000 students. Our student body features over 1,200 international students representing 93 different countries who have accepted the challenge to ‘Stand out. Go North’.


Norway is a world leader in industries such as oil and gas, oil and gas services, renewable energy, shipping, telecommunications, high-tech products and fish farming. There are also many opportunities for international students to work during and after completion of their studies.