For employees and guests

75th year celebration

The anniversary celebration is arranged for our students, alumni, employees, external relations and partners.

Since the school’s foundation in 1943, BI Norwegian Business School has grown to become one of Europe's largest business schools. With approximately 20,000 students we have become a significant educational institution, both in Norway and abroad.

On June 1st, President Inge Jan Henjesand invites employees, and selected guests and alumni to celebrate our 75th anniversary in Oslo City Hall. Here we also appoint new honorary doctors:

  • Professor Ajay Kohli, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech
  • Professor Emeritus Charles Snow, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University
  • Professor John Y. Campbell, The Morton L. and Carole S. Olshan Professor of Economics at Harvard University
  • Professor Robert W. Knechel, Frederick E. Fischer Eminent Scholar in Accounting, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida
  • Professor Trond Petersen, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley 


13:00 – 16:00: All employees, students, alumni and other guests are invited to a series of exclusive short lectures by the honorary doctors and others at BI in auditorium Finn Øien at Campus Oslo

19:00 – 20:00: Anniversary ceremony and the awarding of honorary doctorates in Oslo City Hall

20:00 – 21:30: A formal reception in Oslo City Hall

Practical information

  • Time:Friday, 01 June 2018 13:00 - 21:30
  • Place:Oslo City Hall

We also hold a party for our alumni at Sentralen in Oslo City during the celebration ceremony.