Bachelor programmes

Bachelor of Data Science for Business

Want to gain skills that are widely sought after in the industry? This programme will give you solid quantitative knowledge and skills applied in a business context, and a fundamental understanding of international business administration.

What will you learn?

Data science is becoming increasingly important for society and business as a strategic tool for making better decisions. This bachelor programme is highly technical and focuses on advancing your quantitative and methodical skills, which is necessary to utilize the potential of data science. The programme is designed to equip you with substantial hands-on data science competence and the ability to use it to create business value in a broad set of areas, such as marketing, finance, and economics

Some of the topics you will learn about:  

  • Business. Gain a broad knowledge of several aspects of international business, ranging from accounting, business management, fundamental economics, and finance.
  • Programming. Learn how to use programming languages and machine learning to extract, organize, and analyse data from a variety of sources.
  • Statistics. Understand how to exploit large data sets to predict future outcomes and to assess the impact of potential decisions.
  • Data visualisation. Learn how to present data and analyses to communicate the results of your investigations.

Popular courses covered in this programme:


Learn how to present important statistical and machine learning methodologies that can be used to predict or classify outcomes.

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Illustration of data points

Understand the ethical complexities of information and communication technology, as well as of data science in general.  

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Illustration of data points

Learn the basic tools in programming, data extraction and visualisation of datasets, and solve problems by using Python in a learning-by-doing approach.  

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quantitative illustration

Learn and apply programming and numerical techniques to solve microeconomic models that are relevant for optimal decision making in firms.

Why choose this programme?

Engaging learning experiences and quality teaching are something we strive to provide, to help you build a solid skill and competency base, making you relevant for the future of work. In the video below, you will get the perspectives of our students, faculty, and the industry to understand the reasons for choosing to study Bachelor of Data Science for Business at BI.

Why choose Data Science for Business?

Career possibilities 

Technology allows us to gather data at an increasingly high rate, and almost every company today has a demand for job candidates who can create business value from this data. To do so, however, job market candidates need both good analytical skills and business understanding. Finance, marketing, and consultancies are the most prominent sectors for Data Science for Business graduates, but the skills you learn are applicable in a wide range of fields, from logistics to advertising. With your understanding of international business management, you can translate data into actionable intelligence, both in the public and the private sector.

Your degree could lead to a career in:

  • Management. Use your data-driven perspective to maximise a business’ performance.
  • Analysis. Solve complex business problems with analytical thinking.
  • Data science. Work alongside data scientists to find new insights.
  • Financial technology. Become part of a promising new field aiming to disrupt traditional banks and financial institutions.
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Customise your degree

This programme has a flexible study plan which means that you can adapt your degree based on your interests. As a student at BI, you have several exciting opportunities that can contribute to varied and interesting student life, at the same time as you build relevant competence.


Get relevant work and networking experience as part of the study. BI offers internships as n elective course. You choose your own company and get the opportunity to test subjects and industry based on interests, competence and personal qualities.


You do not have to postpone your studies to satisfy your dream to travel - take parts of your education abroad! If you want to work abroad or in an international company after your studies, this might be particularly relevant to you.

Elective courses

We offer several elective courses so that you can adapt your studies to your wishes and interests. In this way, you can build up competence and get a professional combination that makes you attractive and unique.

What can you study afterwards?

After completing this programme, you have a range of options to continue your education at BI. These are the master programmes you will academically qualify directly to if you fulfil the requirements:

You can also qualify for other master programmes BI offers by taking specific electives. Contact info@bi.no for more information. BI reserves the right to make changes, and admission requirements for MSc programmes may vary from year to year.

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Programme Structure

The academic year at BI is divided into two semesters, one in the autumn and one in spring. There are exams at the end of each semester. This programme structure provides an overview of which courses you will be taking and when you will be taking them. The programme structure is updated annually in June and reflects the upcoming academic year for new students. The content may be subject to change.

Practical information

BI offers rolling admissions but operates with priority application deadlines. You must apply within the priority application deadline to ensure your application is considered.

  • For undergraduate studies, we have a priority application deadline of April 15th for Norwegian applicants and March 1st for international applicants. However, we still accept applications after that date based on availability.