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Top 5 reasons to choose BI

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1. Build an innovative degree

If you are ambitious and want to succeed in business, a degree from BI will give you a head start.

Our programmes are research-based, but we also focus on teaching from a practical perspective. This is reflected, for example, by working on case assignments or inviting lecturers from the business community into the classrooms.

Curricula are designed to prepare students to succeed, and this is why BI offers a broad range of possibilities such as exchange, double degrees, specialisations and internships. Choose among our high quality full-time programmes at the bachelor or master level.

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3. Graduate from one of Europe’s best

Only 1 % of business schools worldwide have achieved triple crown accreditation – and BI is one of them! 

The accreditations are proof of BI's rigorous standards and world-class teaching. For you as a student, this means that you can trust that the teaching we offer is relevant and of high quality, and that you will be an attractive candidate after graduation. BI also achieves good results in the most reputable rankings of business schools, such as Financial Times Ranking and Eduniversals Top Business Schools Worldwide.

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5. Learn from our world-class faculty

Having one of Europe's most productive research faculties, we set the standard for how future businesses will be managed.

As a student here you learn from professionals who are extremely keen to remain at the forefront of their fields and who are proud to make their mark on the subjects they teach.

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2. Prepare for the jobs of tomorrow

At BI you will get a head start on expanding your professional network through our strong connection to the business community. 

You will be working on business cases in the classroom and get exposed to employers within different industries and field of expertise. We are highly driven to create opportunities for students, both during your studies and after graduation – student success is our number one priority. Get inspired by some of our former students and the jobs they have acquired with a degree from BI.

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4. Study at a modern campus

Both our campuses in Oslo and Bergen have top-notch facilities and are located in popular city areas.

Campus Oslo: Our main campus is located in Norway’s capital, Oslo. Within walking distance of campus you will find restaurants, a cinema, a shopping center and coffee shops. In Oslo you have the perfect combination of urban lifestyle, peaceful countryside, and active coastal living.

Campus Bergen: Our second largest campus is located in the city of Bergen in western Norway. Of the 279,792 inhabitants, there are approximately 3000 BI students. In Bergen you have the perfect combination of charming city life, historic atmosphere, and fantastic nature experiences.


    BI is proud to offer a housing guarantee for international students. In cooperation with our housing providers, international students can choose from several different housing locations. To benefit from BI’s housing guarantee, you must submit a pre-application for housing at bi.edu/housing before May 1.
    Being a student is a growing and learning experience that reaches far beyond academic subjects. In addition to offering academic opportunities such as internships and exchange, we also offer guidance, counselling and services of various kinds related to student success and your well-being. During your studies you also have a lot of opportunities to meet new people and develop yourself, such as academic association and societies. 
    Committed to supporting and promoting the most qualified academic applicants to its programmes, BI is pleased to offer several generous scholarship opportunities.
    Norway has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. As an international student you have access to free health care services for students on campus. You are still advised to have insurance.
    Being an international business school is visible across the organisation. For example, we have over 106 different nationalities represented amongst our students at BI and as much as 30% of our professional environment is international! We surround ourselves with the best people from all over the world. 
    Your study permit is also a part-time work permit. As a student you are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during the semester and full-time during holidays. It’s not only a good way to earn some money, but also a very good way to get to know Norwegians and the culture.