Annual report 2022

Accreditations and rankings

For the tenth year in a row, BI was ranked amongst the 50 best business schools in Europe by Financial Times.

Accreditations and rankings

For the tenth year in a row, BI was ranked amongst the 50 best business schools in Europe by Financial Times.

BI's accreditations and rankings are proof of quality, showing that BI delivers educational programmes in line with the best in the world.


Accreditations are an important part of BI's continuous work with study quality. They help build a good reputation and increase the value of a diploma from BI. The accreditations are also crucial in recruiting international students and staff. Since 2014, BI has been a "Triple Crown school". This means that we have achieved the three leading international accreditations:

  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement Systems)
  • AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • AMBA (The Association of MBAs).

Only 1% of all business schools worldwide have achieved triple accreditation. BI was the first school in Norway with all three accreditations.

When the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) changed the degree regulations in 2021, the doors opened for BI to offer a complete legal education. In 2022, NOKUT approved BI's application for accreditation for a master's in jurisprudence. the Ministry of Education and Research gave BI the right to award the degree of master's in jurisprudence.

2022 has been a year without international re-accreditation. Still, BI has achieved national accreditation for the new master's programme in law study programme.

2022 has been characterised by the re-organisation of BI's work with accreditations, rankings and the programme quality system. The new administrative department for Accreditation and Programme Quality System was established in July. BI has now brought together the various functions so that BI can work more systematically with this quality work.

In 2022, preparations for re-accreditation by AMBA began. BI also started preparations for mid-term reporting in EQUIS, which will be carried out in August and September 2023.


In 2022, BI participated in several Financial Times rankings and QS Business Master's Rankings. An increasing number of schools are joining the rankings, and the competition is getting tougher. Nevertheless, BI does well in all the Financial Times rankings we participate in.

Financial Times rankings

The Financial Times ranks the best business schools in Europe every year. The European Business Schools Rankings is an aggregate ranking of the various sub-rankings at programme level during the year.

  • We are proud that, for the current year in a row, BI was ranked among the 50 best in Europe in the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking for 2022. BI came in 48th place out of 95 business schools, up two from last year.
  • BI’s master's programme in finance came in 48th place in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking. This is the third best in Scandinavia.
  • In the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2022, BI's two Executive MBA programs were among the top 100 globally. The BI-Fudan MBA ended up in 46th place, and BI's Executive Master in Business Administration ended up in 83rd place.
  • In the Financial Times' annual Executive Education rankings 2022, BI ranked among the top 70 in the list of the best schools in the world for in-company programs and short-term further education programs. BI's short-term continuing education programs ended up in 48th place, and BI's in-house programs came in 68th place.

QS Business Masters Ranking 2022

The QS Business Masters Ranking ranks the best master's programs in the world and includes more than 600 programs in 2022. The ranking results from how each programme scores together based on five indicators. Here are the results for 2022:

  • MSc in Business Analytics was ranked number 35 out of 133 programmes.
  • MSc in Strategic Marketing Management was ranked number 21 out of 120 programmes.
  • MSc in Finance was ranked number 39 out of 189 programmes.
  • The Master in Economics and Management (Civil Economist) was ranked number 31 out of 176 programmes.

QS Executive MBA Rankings 2022

The QS Executive MBA Rankings 2022 ranks the best executive master's programmes in the world. In 2022, both BI's executive master's programmes did well in the QS rankings.

  • Global Executive MBA Rankings 2022: Place 79
  • Executive MBA Rankings 2022: Joint Programmes: Place 20 for BI-Fudan MBA
  • QS Executive MBA Rankings by Region 2022: Place 32