Bachelor programmes

International Summer Programme

BI Norwegian Business School offers a four-week summer course (10 ECTS) in Oslo, Norway from late June to late July. Read more about our programme on these pages.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME 

  • Course: Intercultural Management: a Scandinavian Perspective*
  • Bachelor level, 10 ECTS credits, 4 weeks from late June to late July
  • A variety of social and cultural activities included
  • Minimum 1 year of university education required to apply

*The new course description for 2017 will be available in January 2017. Please note that changes in content, literature etc. may occur.

DATES

  • 26 June - 21 July 2017, Welcome information 24 June

HOW TO APPLY

  • Admission requirements
  • The online application will open in December/January

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME:

  • Extensive exposure to Norwegian industries through guest lectures and company visits
  • Lectures on Intercultural Management from Scandinavian and Norwegian perspectives by highly qualified BI faculty members
  • An Introduction to Norwegian Life and Society – including arts, history, economy, women’s rights, politics
  • Social and cultural activities – including sightseeing, outdoors activities (hiking, climbing, barbecues with games), Norwegian film programme

In today's global world an understanding of what happens when people from different cultures meet and work together is quite essential for managers and leaders.

INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT: A SCANDINAVIAN PERSPECTIVE

The course focuses on comparing Scandinavian and Norwegian cultures with other cultures in the international business arena. This context will provide the backdrop for understanding and applying research on culture, communication and management.

TEACHING

The course consists of lectures, case studies, group work and company visits, and requires active participation from the students.

 

EXAM

The exam format for the 2017 course is currently under revision as part of the new course description. The course description with detailed information about the exam format will be published in January 2017.
The 2016 course description can be found here.

Please note: there will be changes in course content, literature, exam format etc. for 2017. The complete course description for 2017 will be published in January 2017.

Explore Norway

BI International Summer Programme

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME:

  • Extensive exposure to Norwegian industries through guest lectures and company visits
  • Lectures on Intercultural Management from Scandinavian and Norwegian perspectives by highly qualified BI faculty members
  • An introduction to Norwegian life and society – including arts, history, economy, women’s rights, politics
  • Social and cultural activities – including sightseeing, outdoors activities (hiking, climbing, barbecues with games), Norwegian film programme
2017

Fees and scholarships

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Accommodation

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Testimonials

 What do former students say about the International Summer Programme?

  • " Through the BI courses, projects, company visits and incredible professors, I have gained more than just book knowledge. When I travel back home to the United States I hope to share with my professors and peers what I have learned from my time studying in Oslo. "

     

    MEREDITH WEISMILLER (USA)
    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    BA Food Industry Management

  • The program has provided me with the opportunity to discover a metropolitan city that is in harmony with nature's tranquility and breathtaking beauty. Furthermore, the program gave me the possibility to develop friendships with talented, inspiring, and remarkable  people from all over the world. "

     

    YESENIA PEREYRA (USA)
    CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY POMONA
    BA Civil Engineering

  • " Coming from Australia, Norway is possibly the furthest I could have gone for a “summer” program. However, I had always wanted to visit and when I saw the International Summer Program on offer at BI, I couldn’t let the opportunity pass. I chose BI for its reputation. "

     

    PATRICK AUDLEY (AUSTRAILIA)
    QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    BA Business Economics

  • " I have long been interested in Scandinavian culture and have always wanted to visit Norway. I knew that my school had a partnership with BI and the summer program looked like the perfect opportunity. It proved to be everything I hoped. Not only did I receive course credit, but did so at a prestigious school while living in a fascinating city. "

     

    ISAAC GAZENDAM (CANADA)
    MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY
    BA Accountancy

 

Admission deadline

  • 1 April 2017

Admission requirements

  • Completed a minimum of one year of university education
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor/undergraduate or master/graduate programme

Application procedure

All applicants need to attach the following documents to their online application

  • 1 page motivation letter stating why you would like to attend the BI summer programme
  • Recent official transcripts from university education (if not in English, an official translation must be submitted with the transcript in its original language)
  • Copy of your passport, showing personal data and photo
  • Non-native English speakers need to provide documentation of English language skills. This does not have to be an official language test (TOEFL/IELTS), but can also be a document from your university stating that you have taken university/college courses in English.


Students from BI partner institutions must either:

  • a) provide a nomination letter from your home university, or the International Office of the home university has to send an official nomination to summer@bi.no - in order to obtain a tuition fee waiver. Or
  • b) provide documentation of current study status at the given partner school - in order to obtain a 30% tuition fee waiver. This requirement can be fulfilled by submitting your transcript which will state the name of the partner university.


Applicants from non-partner institutions

  • Applicants from non-partner institutions are categorized as Free movers. They do not need to provide any further documentation than listed above and have to pay the full tuition fee. See more under Fees and Scholarships


Applicants from BI

  • Applicants who are currently enrolled at BI Norwegian Business School do not need to provide any additional documentation than listed above and will receive a 30% tuition fee waiver. See more under Fees and Scholarships


Incomplete applications

  • If any supporting documents are unavailable when you submit the online application, these can be sent by email to summer@bi.no. Please make sure additional supporting documents are submitted by the application deadline.
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed, and it is your responsibility to provide us with the necessary documentations by April 1st 2017.