Accreditation and Ranking
BI Norwegian Business School is the first Norwegian business school that has received the three most prestigious international accreditations.
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
Over the past years BI has moved up more than 30 places in Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking. The results of the sub-rankings are summarised in a European Schools Ranking. The most important factors measured are linked to alumni´s wage levels and careers development, and customer satisfaction.
Financial Times has a total of six separate rankings that target specific educational programmes. BI competes in the top three categories listed below, as well as the summary school ranking (FT European Business School ranking).
- Executive MBA
- Masters in Management
- Executive Education
- Masters in Finance
- Global MBA
- Online MBA
Eduniversal selects 1000 schools to its annual ranking. The candidates are selected on the basis of reputation among the other participants. The last five years BI have been among the twenty best in Europe, along with schools as London Business School, INSEAD and HEC School of Management.
The Economist has ranked the 40 best 'Masters in Management' programmes in the world. The participating schools are ranked based on various criteria related to faculty, students, alumni and statistics from BI, which includes job offerings within three months of graduation, salary, and how students and alumni rank the school facilities and other services.