BI continues to climb on prestigious rankings

20 May 2016

BI continues to climb on the Financial Times' Executive Education rankings. On the 2016 rankings, BI has climbed nine and four places respectively.

Over the last three years, BI has thus climbed 23 places for Customised Programmes, and 12 places for Open-Enrolment programmes. This places BI in the top 50 of  business schools providing executive education worldwide.

- It is very gratifying to see that we continue to climb the rankings for our executive education programmes. These results mirror the effect of strategic commitment and continuous effort over several years. The ranking results are crucial for BI´s brand and success on the international arena, says president of BI, Inge Jan Henjesand.

President of BI Norwegian Business School, Inge Jan Henjesand

The Financial Times Executive Education rankings 2016 consist of two separate rankings. On the ranking of the world's best customised programmes, BI is placed # 56 of a total of 85 ranked business schools. This is up nine places from last year. In the ranking of open-enrolment programmes, BI is placed # 58 of a total of 75 schools, up four places from 2015.

BI ranks  among the top schools in the Nordic countries, just behind Stockholm School of Economics on the customised programmes list, and behind Stockholm School of Economics, Aalto University and NHH for the open-enrolment list.

- The recognition by global rankings, such as Financial Times, enables us to attract top international faculty and connect with international companies. This year´s ranking results are further proof of the increasing strength of our faculty base, our publication record in top international journals and the relevance of our research for business life, says Henjesand.

BI scores high on the customised programmes criteria 'international participants', 'overseas programmes' and 'partner schools' and the open-enrolment programmes criteria 'repeat business & growth', 'international location' and 'partner schools'.

- In an increasingly knowledge-intensive international competition that is characterised by restructuring,  knowledge and expertise become obsolete rapidly and taking a refill in the form of executive education should therefore be the rule rather than the exception. In 2016, this should no longer be considered as a "bonus", but rather as a necessity both for employers and employees, says Henjesand.

About Financial Times Executive Education rankings 2016:

Financial Times’ (FT) rankings of executive education are largely based on customer satisfaction ("value for money" and "future use"). FT also considers the employment level of the participants: senior management programmes are ranked higher than programmes for middle managers and specialists. FT adds an additional weight to the school's international profile in the programme implementation.

BI Norwegian School’s positions over the last three years on Financial Times Executive Education rankings













For Customised programmes BI has climbed 23 places over the last three years, while for Open-Enrolment programmes BI has climbed 12 places.

About Financial Times Ranking:

Financial Times has a total of six separate rankings that target specific educational programmes. BI competes in the top three categories listed below, as well as the summary school ranking (FT European Business School ranking).

  • Executive MBA
  • Executive education (Customised programmes og Open Enrolment programmes)
  • Masters in Management
  • Masters in Finance 
  • Global MBA  
  • Online MBA
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