The ranking is informed by a number of criteria, including students' salary three years after graduation, number of PhD students, women in staff and management as well as internationalisation.
President of BI, Inge Jan Henjesand, says: "The school is delighted to have been recognised by such a prestigious ranking. These results give the whole organisation extra motivation when it comes to pursuing our ambition of delivering research and education that competes with the best globally. These rankings are important for the future international recruitment of both top academic staff and students."
BI Norwegian Business School ranks particularly well in a the categories value for money, aims achieved and career services.
Janicke Rasmussen, Dean Master at BI, says: "The ranking demonstrates that BI is among the leading global business schools in finance. For our students this means that their diploma represents outstanding quality, and for the business community it confirms that they get the best skills and talent when recruiting from BI."
65 schools are included on the prestigious list, and as a newcomer, BI is ahead of many top schools who have participated for several years.
Professor and head of the Department of Finance, Richard Priestley, says: "This is a result of dedicated pedagogical transformation undertaken in recent years to renew our finance courses by bringing them up to date both in content and method of delivery to make them relevant and exciting for the students."
Facts about the ranking:
- The Financial Times ranks the best business schools globally every year.
- FT has 9 program rankings, and BI participates in five of these: Masters in Finance, Masters in Management, Executive Education - Open, Executive Education - Customized, Executive MBA, and the European business schools ranking.
- Unlike the other programme rankings, FT Global Masters in Finance is not included in The European Business Schools Ranking.