Annual report 2023

Accreditations and rankings

Financial Times ranked BI in 39th place among the top 90 business schools in Europe in the "European Business Schools Rankings".

BI is ranked as Norway's best and one of Europe's leading business schools by the Financial Times. Together with our prestigious international accreditations, this is an important stamp of quality for BI and our reputation, nationally and internationally.

The Financial Times ranks the best business schools in Europe every year. Their rankings set the tone in the education sector and are important for recruitment, especially of international students and researchers. Our results reflect the quality of our candidates and study programmes.

The Financial Times Rankings - Results 2023:

  • The Financial Times ranked BI in 39th place among the 90 best business schools in Europe in «European Business Schools Rankings»
  • Financial Times Master in Management ranking: 89th place of 100 programmes
  • Financial Times Master in Finance ranking: 51st place out of 55 programmes
  • Financial Times Executive MBA ranking:
    - BI EMBA ranked 99th out of 100 programs
    - BI Fudan MBA ranked 29th out of 100 programs
  • Financial Times Executive Education ranking:
    - Executive Open ranking: 51st place out of 75 schools
    - Executive Custom ranking: 65th place out of 75 schools

QS World University Rankings

The QS rankings are a ranking of the best master's and MBA programs in the world.

QS Business Master's rankings - results for 2023:

  • BI's results in the QS Business Master's Rankings: 31st place out of 203 programmes.
  • BI's results in the QS Master in Finance ranking: 42nd place out of 206 programmes.
  • BI's results in the QS Master in Marketing ranking: 25th place out of 131 programmes.
  • BI's results in the QS Master in Business Analytics ranking: 40th place out of 151 programmes.

QS Executive MBA Rankings:

  • QS EMBA Europe ranking: BI EMBA ranked 27th out of 71 programmes.
  • QS EMBA Global ranking: BI Fudan MBA ranked 64th out of 199 programmes.
  • QS EMBA Joint ranking: BI Fudan ranked as 20th out of 28 programmes.


Accreditations are an important part of BI's continuous work on study quality. They help build a good reputation and increase the value of a BI diploma. Since 2014, BI has been a «Triple Crown school».

This means that BI has 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)

Worldwide, only 1% of all business schools have achieved triple accreditation. BI was the first school in Norway to have all three accreditations.

Accreditation bodies regularly carry out re-accreditation processes, carefully assessing the institution's ability to maintain and improve its standards. Retaining accreditation requires systematic work to develop quality in education, research, and all parts of our organisation.

In 2023, BI was involved in two re-accreditation processes:

  • The AMBA accreditation was renewed for five new years.
  • EQUIS approved BI's mid-term reporting.