BI on Financial Times Ranking

20 October 2014

BI ranks 55 on the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2014 of the 104 best MBA part-time programs in the world.

For the second consecutive year BI is ranked at the Financial Times (FT) prestigious ranking of the best part-time MBA programs in the world (EMBA).

55 in the world

Due to its collaboration with one of the leading universities in China, Fudan University, BI has achieved this exclusive company with 55th place of the 104 best EMBA programs in the world. In China the program is ranked as one of the 10 best in the market.

-It is very gratifying that BI and Fudan University hold the position in the list of the best part-time MBA programs in the world. Compared with last year, we make it better on most indicators. The rating represents the most prestigious educational and research institutions in the world, and the results confirm that we are providing a relevant education with high academic quality. We will continue to improve on our goal to deliver high quality and relevant business education, says president Inge Jan Henjesand at BI.

See the list of the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 201

Important partnership

BI has collaborated with Fudan University since 1996, and approximately 2000 Chinese managers have a master`s degree from BI. Since the start of the cooperation, competition from other providers of MBA education in China has increased dramatically. 

- With ever tougher international competition it is particularly gratifying that we outrank strong educational institutions in Europe and are in front of all schools in the Nordic region. Our goal is to be the best partner school for business not only in Norway, but in other countries. We are proud of what we have achieved in partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai, says Henjesand. 

The rating of the part-time MBA program is partly based on students' career development, salaries after graduation and the school's academic profile. 


  • BI was the first educational institution in the world that got approved an international MBA in China.
  • FT has 5 separate rankings and BI are now participating in 4 of these. The fifth is for schools with full-time MBA programs that BI does not have.
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