About BI

Accreditation and Ranking

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

BI in figures

  • #89 MSc in Business
    Financial Times rankings 2023

BI in figures

  • Top 50 European Business School
    Financial Times rankings 2022

BI in figures

  • #39 Finance
    QS programme rankings
  • #35 Business Analytics
    QS programme rankings
  • #31 MSc in Business
    QS programme rankings

BI in figures

  • #26 Strategic Marketing Management
    QS programme rankings
  • #95 Business and Management
    QS World University Ranking 2023


Triple Crown

Schools that achieve all three accreditations, 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), are called Triple Crown 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 Triple Crown 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


BI has been ranked as Norway`s best business school for six years running by the Financial Times. The school also achieves solid results in other internationally prestigious rankings, such as Eduniversal Top Business Schools Worldwide and the Economist. 

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

Top 50 in Europe on FT ranking

The Financial Times ranks BI among the 50 best business schools in Europe for the tenth year running in its European Business Schools Ranking for 2022.


BI’s Executive MBA programmes among the 100 best worldwide

International graduates with strong career progress and solid institutional academic results place BI Norwegian Business School’s two Executive MBA programmes among the 100 best globally, according to the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2022.


BI’s MSc programmes top 20 on “employability” in QS Business Masters Rankings 2023

MSc students from BI Norwegian Business School are seen as some of the most employable graduates globally, according to QS Business Masters Rankings 2023.


BI’s MSc in Finance among 50 best globally

The Financial Times ranks BI Norwegian Business School as the best in Norway and number 3 in Scandinavia on the FT Masters in Finance Ranking 2022.