BI among Europe’s best-known business schools

20 November 2009

Eduniversals Top Business Schools Worldwide’s survey for 2009 shows that BI is among Europe’s best-known business schools. BI is also given a top rating - on the level of schools such as London Business School, INSEAD and HEC School of Management.

The survey rates how well-known business schools are among the presidents and deans of corresponding schools in their own and other countries. In 2009, BI was ranked 17th of the 298 European business schools included in the survey.

A total of 100 business school in the world were given the top rating of Eduniversal (Education Universal) in the assessment of the best business schools worldwide. The common denominator for these schools is that they are described as institutions of higher learning with “significant international influence”.

- I am delighted that we are considered to be the 17th best-known business school in Europe and that we get a top rating from Eduniversal, this year as well as last. This shows that our international commitments are yielding results and that BI has a high international profile, says BI president Tom Colbjørnsen.

Eduniversal is responsible for this worldwide survey, the results of which were presented during a conference last week in Cape Town, South Africa. A thousand school presidents and vice-chancellors from all over the world were asked to recommend institutions of higher learning in different countries. BI was recommended 388 times by the 1000 persons interviewed. This makes BI one of 100 business schools in the world to get the top rating of 5.

About Eduniversal

Eduniversal is a website that “provides answers to any question relating to higher education” and gives students all over the world the opportunity to choose the school that best fulfils their needs and career plans. The rating is made in two steps.

First a committee selects the 1000 best business schools in the world. These schools represent more than 150 countries on five continents. The committee is appointed by SMBG, the leading French counselling and HR company. The criteria for the selection of schools are:

  • Universality
  • International recognition
  • Quality

After this the 1000 best school are ranked by the school presidents who select, for each country, the schools they would recommend to students who wish to study in the country in question. The 100 schools that get most votes, Universal Business Schools with Major International Influence, can be found all over the world, but the majority are located in western Europe and North America. The Scandinavian countries have one such school each. As of 2009, the selection will be updated every two years.

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