BI ranked best business school in Norway

6 December 2021

The Financial Times ranks BI as Norway’s best business school for the 6th year running in its European Business School Ranking 2021. BI ranks number 50 out of the 95 schools who make it onto the list.

“This is one of the most prestigious rankings throughout the year because it demonstrates the quality and breadth of our programmes.  It is a recognition of impressive work across the entire organization to ensure that BI has attractive programmes that are research based, learning oriented and connected to practice. At the same time, I would like to thank all our alumni who contributed in what is one of the most comprehensive assessments of European business education,” says Inge Jan Henjesand, President at BI Norwegian Business School.

The ranking is a composite of the five main programme rankings published by the FT in 2021: MBA, executive MBA, master’s in management (MiM) and two rankings of non-degree executive education programmes. Each of the programme rankings measures the schools’ quality on several indicators ranging from alumni salaries, career progress, female faculty, number of employees with doctorates as well as internationalization.

“These assessments are important for all international business schools and are used by students, employers and businesses to compare schools and educational programmes worldwide. BI has been ranked as the best Norwegian business school for the past six years and our ambition is to improve our position and continue competing with the best schools in the Nordics and Europe,” says Henjesand.

This is the 18th annual Financial Times ranking of European business schools. BI has participated the last 12 years. HEC Paris tops this year’s ranking ahead of London Business School and Insead.


  • The Financial times ranks the best business schools in Europe each year. The European Business Schools Ranking is a composite of the FT programme rankings.
  • In order to achieve the best possible rank, a school should participate in all five programme rankings. MBA, executive MBA, master’s in management, and two rankings of executive education programmes.
  • BI is ranked 50 out of the 95 schools that have made it onto the list, 4th best in Scandinavia after Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School and Aalto University.
  • This is the 12th time BI participates in the ranking.
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