Bachelor programmes

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Do you want the possibility to work within finance, shipping or marketing? With this flexible and broad degree in English you can choose from many different career paths.

What will you learn?

In this three-year programme, you learn about management principles and practices, market influences, operations, finance, communication, and more. Because of this broad knowledge, you can analyse complex business problems from different perspectives, and easily cross different boundaries that may exist within and between organisations.

Some of the topics you will learn about:

  • Operations. Learn how businesses optimise their practices.
  • Finance. Understand how businesses are financed, and how to judge the profitability of investments.
  • Accounting. This skill set gives you the ability to systematically understand the financial activity of a business.
  • Marketing. You will be introduced to the basic concepts of marketing, learning how companies attract and keep their customers

Popular courses covered in this programme:

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Business communication, culture and ethics

Get insight into the ethics of business and learn about the characteristics of the national business cultures of Norway and Norway’s most important trading partners.

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Basic financial management

Get the essential basic knowledge and skills in finance, so you can carry out simple analyses within the field, make correct decisions and communicate the results of the analyses in a comprehensible manner.


Organizational behaviour and management

Examine the behaviours of individuals and groups in organizations, and learn why people behave the way they do. This knowledge better equips us to manage others and ourselves in the work context.

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International commercial law

Learn about different legal systems, legal terminology, and the body of law that governs business and commercial transactions.

BBA Specialisations

During the third year of the programme, you will have courses from a specialisation of your choosing. These courses are important within business administration. A specialization will give you a broader competence that will be needed in the job-market. The specialization will also be registered on your diploma when you graduate. 

The courses you can specialize in: 

Career possibilities 

With a Bachelor in business administration you have a broad, flexible and attractive degree that opens up to many different career opportunities. You can work within consultancy, marketing, shipping or finance. 

Your degree could lead to an international career in: 

  • Consultancy. Use your expertise to help businesses optimize their activities.
  • Marketing and sales. Find the best ways to sell your company’s products or services.
  • Shipping. By its very nature a global business, shipping companies are always looking for candidates with an international perspective.
  • Finance. Steer investments and ensure profitability.
  • Management. The skills you gain from this degree are an excellent fit for someone with leadership ambitions.

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As a student at BI, you have several exciting opportunities that can contribute to a varied and interesting student life, at the same time as you build relevant competence.  

What can you study afterwards?

After completing this programme, you have a range of options to continue your education. At BI, there are a number of options available. In fact, you qualify for every master programme at BI, with the exception of Quantitative Finance and Law and Business. Contact for more information.

Programme Structure

The academic year at BI is divided into two semester, one in the autumn and one in spring. 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. The content may be subject to change.

1. Year

  • 60 credits (ECTS)

2. Year

  • 60 credits (ECTS)

3. Year

  • 60 credits (ECTS)


  • Specialisation

    30 ECTS


  • Specialisation

    15 ECTS


During the third year of the programme, you will take courses from a specialisation of your choosing. Select the specialisation to see which courses they contain.

Practical information