About BI

Accreditation and Ranking

BI Norwegian Business School is the only Norwegian business school that has received the three most prestigious international accreditations.

Triple Crown

Three accreditations are especially important for a business school with international ambitions: the European EQUIS (European Quality Improvement Systems), the American AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the British AMBA (The Association of MBAs).

Schools that achieve all three of these accreditations are called Triple Crown Schools, and they are in a class of their own among international business schools. Less than 1 % of business schools worldwide have achieved triple accreditation. The accreditations are proof of BI's rigorous standards.

Logo Triple Crown Accrediation

What does the accreditation mean to you?

As a student, the triple accreditation means that:

  • Your degree will be recognised and valued all over the world, thus increasing your employability
  • Your education holds high academic and ethical standards, and meets the demands of the labour market
  • Your learning process at BI is supported by a team of high quality teachers
  • Your opportunity to experience extra-curricular activities is world class

As an employer, the triple accreditation means that:

  • Graduates with a degree from BI will have the knowledge and skills necessary to meet your needs
  • The content of BI's academic programmes is constantly updated and developed, in alignment with the expectations of employers globally
  • Our academic programmes are supported by high quality research and have an international perspective

The Accreditation Bodies

Our accreditation has been awarded by the world's leading and most respected accreditation bodies. The accreditation bodies are continuously following up to ensure that we fulfil their high requirements at all times.

These bodies have extensively assessed:

  • our programmes and student environment
  • the quality of our staff
  • our international engagement
  • our ability to continually maintain and improve the high standard necessary


BI achieves good results in the most reputable rankings of business schools, Financial Times Ranking and Eduniversals Top Business Schools Worldwide.

Ranking differs from accreditation in that the institution is measured against the other participant schools based on a set of criteria. These criteria are related to characteristics of the alumni, the programme and the institution.

For the students, the high rankings mean that:

  • BI has a strong international reputation which ensures that your degree will be valued all over the world
  • Your education holds a high standard, compared with top business schools worldwide
  • The professors at BI holds the high level needed to achieve high rankings
  • Our offer of extra-curricular activities is world class

For the employers, the high rankings mean that:

  • Candidates with a degree from BI has an internationally recognised education
  • Our programmes holds a high quality and has an international perspective, compared with top business schools in Europa
  • The content of our programmes accords with the expectations of employers globally