BI’s Fudan MBA jumps on latest FT Ranking

15 October 2018

BI’s joint programme with School of Management Fudan University in China is seen as the 29th best in world in the latest ranking from Financial Times on part time executive MBA programmes.

Since its first listing in 2013, BI’s program has climbed 25 places. It ranks highest among its Nordic peers and has the best global score on career development for part time MBA students.BI Fudan 20 År“Joint programmes with other high ranked international schools is the way forward in order to offer relevant competence for new and existing international students. Early on, BI saw the mutual benefits from a strong presence in China which continue to develop in a remarkable pace, “says BI’s president Inge Jan Henjesand.

“I am happy to see that our long term interational cooperation gives strong results on FT’s MBA ranking.”

BI was the first educational institution in the world that received approval to start an MBA programme in China. Since 1996, BI has educated some 2500 Chinese Business professionals holding key positions in the biggest Nordic and international companies in the region.

“China is one of the most important learning arenas for BI. This is beneficial for both Norwegian students and businesses. Through our collaboration on research and education with Fudan, we have taken a leading role to bring hands on experience from the key global influencer for most industries,” says Henjesand.FT EMBA Ranking 2018


  • Ranking of part-time MBA programmes is partly based on students' career development and salary, and the school's academic profile. FT also considers the number of international and female students and faculty, in addition to the international reach of the programme. A research rank based on publications in a defined set of journals is also part of this ranking
  • FT has nine separate programme rankings, and BI participates in five of them: Masters in Management, Master of Finance, Executive Education - Open, Executive Education -Customised, Executive MBA.
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