BI’s MSc in Business Among Top Global Programmes in The Economist Ranking

1 October 2021

Graduates from BI are among the fastest to find employment according to the ranking of the 40 best Master’s programmes in 2021.

“BI scores especially well on number of students with job offers within three months of graduating, where we are number three in the world. We also top the list on the diversity of industry sectors hiring our students. That means an education from BI is a great start to your career and gives you a large degree of freedom in choosing where you want to work,” says President of BI Norwegian Business School, Inge Jan Henjesand.

In total BI’s MSc is ranked number 32 out of the 40 programmes included in the list.

“This ranking shows that BI-students are very sought after in the international labour market and achieve good salaries. These results are important to our international reputation and help us recruit the best students,” Henjesand says.

The BI MSc in Business provides a broad and versatile education, with emphasis on analytical and strategic thinking. The programme gives students the opportunity to major in eight specializations, including finance, economics, marketing, and leadership and change.

The Economist ranks educational institutions on a range of criteria related to faculty, students, and alumni. Including job offers within three months of graduation, salary and school facilities and services.

The ranking is made every other year, and this is the third time BI’s MSc in Business participates. The data used in the ranking is collected from second year students on the program, and last year’s graduates.

HEC Paris Business School, University of St.Gallen and EDHEC Business School top the ranking.


  • This is the third time The Economist ranks MiM programmes, generalist Master’s programmes. The first time was in 2017, when BI was ranked number 17 out of 40. In 2019 BI ranked 26 out of 40. The Economist has ranked the top global MBA programmes since 2011.
  • The number of faculty with a PhD is among the criteria evaluated.
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