"The goal with the Advisory Council is to create a platform with representatives from relevant industries and sectors who can contribute with valuable insights and relevant input to the development of BI’s executive education," says Cecilie Asting, Associate Dean for the school’s Executive Bachelor of Management programmes.
The council consists of members representing industry and the public sector, who offer important insights about competency needs in larger organisations, including requirements related to executive education and professional development.
At the first introductory meeting, HR directors and leaders working with learning and skill development from 13 companies and organisations participated.
"We received useful input on, among other things, customised teaching methods, the possibility of short courses, and the need for close collaboration between the business community and BI. There is a desire for effective and flexible learning solutions that take into account the companies needs and constraints. This will ensure that executive students acquire relevant and important competence," says Geir Høidal Bjønnes, Associate Dean for BI’s Executive Master of Management programmes.
The group will continue to meet in the fall of 2023 to work on a joint Advisory Council for BI’s Executive Master of Management and Bachelor of Management programmes.
The following companies and organisations are part of BI’s Programme Advisory Council:
- Sopra Steria
- Oslo Kommune