Training tomorrow’s executives in China

14 May 2010

Oslo Week was held at the World Expo fair in Shanghai. BI has trained more than 1500 Chinese middle managers and hosted three different event at the Norwegian pavilion

Since 1996, more than 1500 students have graduated from the collaboration between Fudan University, one of the leading Chinese universities, and BI Norwegian Business School. Of these, 85 per cent are Chinese middle managers with positions in international companies that are establishing operations all over the world. Every year, 240 new students in four classes receive training. 

“BI Norwegian Business School was the first educational institution in the world to receive an approved MBA in China. We now have almost 15 years’ experience with this work and few other European management schools are as well represented in China as BI,” says Tom Colbjørnsen, President of BI Norwegian Business School.

BI students also want to go to China

Every year, BI Norwegian Business School also sends 25 Norwegian third-year international marketing bachelor students to Fudan University for a one-year exchange programme. Due to an increased interest from Norwegian students, starting in the autumn of 2010, BI Norwegian Business School will increase this number to 38 exchange students. Each year, about 47 BI students also enter an exchange programme at the Technological University in Singapore.


Friday 14 May 1100 to 1400 hours:”Executive education in Asia”
Friday 14 May 1300 to 1700 hours: “Oslo for talent – study, work and live in Norway’s capital region”
Friday 14 May 1800 to 2000 hours: Official signing of BI-Fudan bachelor agreement”

Professor Torger Reve of BI Norwegian Business School will be present during many of the events during Oslo Week.

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