BI reorganizing it`s master`s programme in innovation and entrepreneurship

9 January 2013

"Innovation and entrepreneurship are key disciplines for BI Norwegian Business School. However, we have had difficulty in recruiting a sufficient number of students to our two-year master's full-time programme in these fields. Therefore we are replacing the programme, with special courses in innovation and entrepreneurship as part of our other degrees," says Tom Colbjørnsen, President of BI Norwegian Business School.

- The decision to close a programme is always difficult, but it is taken after thorough considerations. We are confident that we will be able to provide excellent teaching on innovation and entrepreneurship at the postgraduate level through our other courses and programmes," says Colbjørnsen.

The Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and economics will continue unchanged.

- Both our students and the business community expect our master's programmes to be able to compete with the best schools abroad. This means that we can not spread our academic resources on too many separate programmes, but need to concentrate on developing a range of programmes and courses that are tailored to the needs of our prospective students. Our courses and programmes need to attract enough Norwegian and international postgraduate students to create a dynamic and sustainable learning environment," President Colbjørnsen concludes.

As a result of the reorganization, no new students will be accepted for the master's programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship as of the fall semester 2013. The students who were accepted by the School in the autumn of 2012 will be able to complete their studies as planned. The students will be informed of the decision individually.

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