BI’s MSc in Business among top 100 in the world

11 September 2023

Financial Times ranks BI Norwegian Business School ‘s Master of Science in Business as one of the world’s 100 best programmes in its FT Master in Management (MiM) 2023 ranking.

BI’s MSc in Business ranks number 89, up from 92 in 2021, which was the last time BI’s programme was ranked.  

“Being part of the Financial Times rankings shows that we continue to deliver a world class master programme that gives our students skills and knowledge to succeed in their careers. It also demonstrates that the academic outcome meets international standards of quality and contributes to increasing our visibility in a highly competitive market” says Karen Spens, President of BI Norwegian Business School. 

Top score

BI’s MSc in Business receives top score on FT’s employability indicator, which measures the percentage of the most recent class that found employment within three months of graduating. 

BI ranks second best on FT’s carbon footprint indicator, which is calculated using the net zero target year for carbon emissions set by the school, and a publicly available carbon emissions audit report since 2019. 

The FT MiM ranking is based on two surveys, one of the business school and one of the alumni who completed their MiM three years ago. The ranking has 19 criteria including alumni career progress, school diversity and international experience, carbon footprint and ESG. 

Salary remains the most important criteria in this year’s ranking, making up 26 percent of the final score. Salary comprises average salary of alumni, and salary increase.

French programmes dominate

Master's programs from French Business Schools dominate the top of the ranking, accounting for five of the top ten slots. HEC Paris' Master in Management has surpassed the University of St. Gallens' MA in Strategy and International Management, which is ranked second this year, while London Business School's Masters in Management is placed third. 

About the ranking:

  • FT has nine program rankings, and BI participates in five of these: Masters in Finance, Masters in Management, Executive Education Open and Executive Education Customized, Executive MBA, and the European business schools ranking.
  • This is the 19th edition of FT ranking of Masters in Management (MiM) programmes.
  • The Financial Times first ranked BI’s MSc in Business in 2008.
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