Admission requirements

Master of Science in Business - QTEM Masters Network


1.1 Undergraduate Degree
A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the field of business administration, finance, or economics. A minimum of 90 ECTS must be comprised of credits from each of the following areas: business economics, methodology, economics and administration.

1.2 The Bachelor’s degree must include the following foundation courses:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics or Econometrics
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • And a minimum of two administration and management courses within marketing, organisational management, strategy, etc.

Please note:
The admission requirements above are minimum requirements. We recommend that applicants have more knowledge in the areas of quantitative methods, methodology, and within the field of the chosen major.



In addition to the entry requirements for all MSc degree programmes, the following requirements must be met:

  • An average grade of B in quantitative courses (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance, and Econometrics or Research Methods)
  • A competitive GMAT score of 600 (target score of 650 preferred) or equivalent GRE score: 152 Verbal/158 Quantitative. All applicants for QTEM programmes must order an official copy of their GMAT score to be sent to both BI Norwegian Business School (institution code 0529) and to the QTEM Central Office in Brussels (programme code: GMAT).



In the event an applicant does not meet all the minimum requirements, an individual overall assessment will be conducted. Based on an overall individual assessment of the application for admission, the MSc Admission Committee and/or the Associate Dean may make an offer of admission to an MSc programme. They may approve other documented qualifications to satisfy admission requirements.



QTEM is a limited enrolment programme. The admission requirements are minimum requirements and do not automatically give applicants a right of admission. If the number of qualified applicants is higher than the number of study places available for students from BI Norwegian Business School in the QTEM Master Network, applicants will be ranked by the Dean, QTEM or her/his designate.

4.1 Eligibility for Siviløkonom Title  
Depending on the applicant’s educational background, s/he may be eligible for the Norwegian title ‘Siviløkonom’ upon graduation with the MSc in Business degree. The bachelor’s degree must meet the course requirements prescribed by the NRØA (National Council for Economic and Administrative Studies). For more information, please see the Siviløkonom Title page.


Recruitment and Admission Process

  • Application deadline is March 1st
  • An interview may be required
  • Application for the first exchange semester will take place in June prior to the beginning of the academic year in August


Please note:
The admission requirements above are minimum requirements. We recommend that applicants have more knowledge in the areas of quantitative methods, methodology, and within the field of the chosen major.

Grades are posted using the ECTS scale.
In addition to the general admission requirements for all Master of Science degree programmes, each individual MSc programme has specific curricular requirements you must also fulfil to gain admission.
Admission requirements are subject to change.


Applicant Profile

BI Norwegian Business School prides itself on its rigorous academic curriculum and engaging educational experience with career-minded application of theory.

To succeed in the MSc in Business - QTEM Masters Network programme, applicants need a strong foundation in quantitative methods, economics, and finance, exceptional analytical abilities, a global mindset, and a strong work ethic complemented by the ability to adapt to new environments quickly.  

Our master’s degree programmes are looking for candidates who demonstrate the following:

  • Global mindset: willingness to experience new cultures, languages, and life outside their comfort zone as demonstrated through exchange semesters, study abroad, global volunteer experiences, etc.
  • Leadership potential: active participation and contribution to extra-curricular activities and volunteer work at school and in the community
  • Academic ability: learns, applies knowledge, and improves academic standing over the course of a programme of academic study