Bachelor programmes

Why you should pursue a bachelor's degree at BI

A bachelor's degree at BI is a solid start to your career, and your first step towards a master's degree.

There are many good reasons to take a bachelor's degree at BI:

  • Get a solid, internationally recognised education
  • A bachelor's is the minimum requirement for many jobs
  • Bachelor graduates earn an average of $23,000 more annually

A solid, internationally recognised education

Your degree is proof that you are proficient in your academic field. Once you graduate, you will receive a diploma that confirms this to potential employers.

A bachelor's degree from BI is recognised by employers and universities around the world. Our accreditations grant us "Triple Crown" status, a distinction that only applies to 1% of business schools around the world.

With your completed bachelor's degree, you can also choose to continue your studies with a master's degree.

It is the minimum requirement for many jobs

Most jobs today require a bachelor's degree. The time when companies hired graduates straight out of secondary school is long gone.

If you want to work with economics or marketing, a bachelor's degree is your key to being hired. Most managers are looking for new employees that have up-to-date knowledge in their academic field, and you have to be able to document which educational level you are at.

In Norway, companies are increasingly also requiring a master's degree, but even a bachelor will get you off to a good start.

Bachelor graduates earn $23,000 more annually

A survey by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that bachelor graduates earn, on average, $23,000 more than those who only have a high school diploma. While the American labour market may differ from your home country's, it is pretty clear that education pays off!

And that is not so strange. With a bachelor's degree you can skip the menial entry level jobs and start your career at a higher pay scale. You will have a headstart on the corporate ladder, even though you should be humble and realize there are many aspects of working that you simply can not learn in school.

If you proceed with a master's, you can expect to earn even more, but it will also be an additional investment of time and money.

Your options

In our Bachelor of Business Administration programme at BI, you can choose from three different specialisations that are offered:

  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Shipping Management

In addition, our Bachelor of Data Science for Business programme will provide you with a solid understanding of international business administration, together with digital analysis techniques that can be applied in a business context.

You also have the option of choosing our Bachelor of Digital Business to develop the competency and skill set needed to bridge the gap between business and technology. For more details, please follow the links below.

Pathway to Bachelor's

Am I eligible for a bachelor’s degree?

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

A three year programme offered entirely in English. Choose a specialisation in either International Business, Finance, or Shipping Management.

Bachelor of Data Science for Business

Become a specialist in digital analysis techniques applied in a business context, and gain a solid understanding of international business administration.

Bachelor of Digital Business

Want to be a part of the digital transformation and innovate businesses? By combining the understanding of core business with technical abilities, you will be equipped to create sustainable organisations and add value.