International recognition for BI’s health leadership programme

20 May 2019

The National Health Leadership programme at BI Norwegian Business School was recognised for “international best practice” by EFMD earlier today.

Each year, EFMD host the case competition “Excellence in Practice (EiP)”. Since 2017, BI’s corporate programmes have achieved second and fourth place with cases based on the Norwegian Armed Forces and Nortura. This year, BI participated with the case “National Health Leadership Programme Norway”.

Thursday EFMD announced that BI is a finalist in this year’s competition, in the special category “Ecosystem Development”, together with their partners the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS).

“BI competes with several of the most renowned business school in the world. These results confirm our position as an internationally aimed business school with close relations to the business community,” says Amir Sasson, Provost for Innovation and Outreach at BI.

Read their case here.

Read more about the competition and this year's winners at EFMD's homepage here.

Thomas Hoholm, Bjørn Erik Mørk and Werner Christie at the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship are course coordinators for BI’s Executive Master of Management programme in health management. The programme has been developed in cooperation between the faculty and BI Corporate over the last four years.

Last year, the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg contacted BI and asked if she, and Minister of Health Bent Høie, could come to BI. Solberg had travelled across Norway and met patients and clients who told her stories of how BI’s programme, and the projects derived from it, had led to change and improvements.

“We are very proud that BI has taken such a significant role in changing and improving Norway’s health sector through 230 decentralised innovation projects. Our ambition is not only to increase the number of projects in the next few years, but to further develop processes that increases each project’s impact”, says Tom Lindtein, Business Development Director at BI.

About EFMD

EFMD represents one of the world’s largest international networks for leadership development, and is an important forum for information, research, networking and discussions about best practice in management education. It is also a renowned accreditation body for quality and impact assessment in management, who supervises the EQUIS accreditation, which BI has held since 1999. According to themselves, the EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards “recognise outstanding and impactful client-supplier partnerships in the domains of leadership, professional, talent and organisational development”.

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