Master Programmes

Executive MBA

The BI Executive MBA is ranked among the 100 best worldwide. Are you ready to transform your career in an international setting - from Oslo to top schools in Berkeley, Paris, Madrid and Singapore?

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Through this 18-months learning experience, you will complete six intensive modules, each lasting two weeks. The programme consists of specialization courses, core courses, a consultancy project and a Leadership Development Programme.

Programme model emba

Core courses

Consultancy project

Leadership development programme

THREE TRACKS – CHOOSE YOUR FOCUS AREA

The BI Executive MBA offers three tracks, giving you the possibility to focus on global management, energy issues or the ocean industries.

All three options consist of an 18-month programme, during which you will complete six concentrated modules, each lasting two weeks. While this format is intense, it allows you to continue working full time alongside studying and to actively contribute your new found knowledge to your company.

Executive MBA specialisation

Global

Executive MBA specialisation

Energy

Executive MBA specialisation

Ocean Industries

WHO IS EXECUTIVE MBA FOR?

This programme is for leaders with global aspirations. One of the most valuable assets of the Executive MBA programme is the knowledge and insight of its participants, who bring tremendous value to both colleagues and customers.

Executive MBA participants come from a wide range of industries, nationalities and business experiences. Ages range from 30 to 50, and they have an average work experience of 13 years. Together, the studentes turn the programme into a forum for developing international networks and a place for sharing experiences and ideas. They are active team members who continuously find ways to improve. Throughout the programme, your personal and professional development will benefit yourself and your classmates, as well as your company's performance.

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Associate Dean MBA

BENEDICTE BRØGGER

Benedicte Brøgger is Professor at the Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation at BI Norwegian Business School. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oslo, and teaches and supervises students on Ph.D., master and bachelor level courses.

WHAT MAKES THE BI EXECUTIVE MBA UNIQUE? 

  • Case based learning methodology with a practical approach
  • Personal development - through our Leadership Development Programme, with your personal mentor
  • Project work - engaging Consultancy Project on a real business challenge
  • Global learning platform - through distinguished venues worldwide
  • Network for life - with ambitious and experienced fellow participants
  • International recognition - BI is proud to be among the less than 1% of business schools worldwide that have been awarded "triple crown accreditation"
  • Scandinavian Leadership - Why it works

"I joined the Executive MBA in order to secure the tool box I need for meeting the requirements of tomorrow's business leaders."

STIAN TENNFJORD

Partner - Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS

"BI's approach to teaching strategy has provided me a great set of practical tools that I can apply to my business today and into the future."

GRAEME COOPER

Executive Director - Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd

Helene Holand, Executive MBA Graduate

BRINGING REAL LIFE BUSINESS TO THE CLASSROOM 

The curriculum is almost exclusively based on case studies, exposing you to a broad set of real life business problems. The knowledge of lecturers and experience of participants combine to make for a wealth of practical ideas to bring back to your company throughout the programme. The intense schedule encourages insightful discussions, both within and outside of the classroom, and opens up the opportunity for a richly diverse international network.

REWARDING GROUP WORK 

One of the most valuable assets of the programme is the diversity of participants' backgrounds, and therefore group-based projects make for an important part of the assignments. You will work in groups of 4-6 students of diverse backgrounds - each with different strenghts. Multicultural teams create forums for you to develop your international network and strengthen your cooperation skills. Between modules, group members can work together through our virtual campus. Participants find their study group crucial for both support and knowledge development throughout the programme.

Contact us

MAY-BRITT MOXNESS
Manager admissions and marketing
Tel: + 47 46 41 0495
E-mail: may-britt.moxness@bi.no

OLA Ø. OMMEDAL
Manager admissions and marketing
Tel: + 47 464 10 138
E-mail: ola.o.ommedal@bi.no

Practical information

Programme starts: 2 March 2017

Admission requirements 

The Executive MBA is an intense programme. Admission requirements are stringent to ensure that all accepted candidates are qualified and motivated to complete the programme. 

  • A university degree (minimum bachelor) or an equivalent professional qualification. Candidates who do not meet this requirement but have substantial, international work experience may be considered in certain cases.
  • Two letters of recommendation, where at least one refers to the applicant's performance in a work situation. Click here to download the template.
  • A minimum six years of full time work experience.
  • Applicants may be requested to submit a GMAT score if the information supplied is deemed inadequate for assessment. 

Admission process

Each application is reviewed by an admission committee composed of the Executive MBA director and two members of the programme's admission committee. Qualifying applicants are called in for an interview to assess the applicant's abilities and motivation for the Executive MBA. The interview can take place face to face in Oslo campus or via videoconference or telephone. 

Tuition fee

The tuition fee is NOK 390 000 (divided into three instalments). Study materials, some lunches and some group dinners are included. The tuition fee does not include travel expenses (flights and accommodation).

There is no quota scholarship available for this course. As this is a part time course, a tourist visa is sufficient. If you are eligible for financial support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, the EMBA is a supported programme. Please see their website for more information. Please note that we are unable to assist you with queries related to the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.

Teaching

The language of instruction is English. Depending on what you specialise in, the programme will take place in different locations, as shown in the teaching schedule. 

BI Alumni

As a BI graduate, you will be part of an exclusive community with over 65 000 alumni that continues to broaden your perspectives and insights on today's business agenda. When you connect with the school and your fellow alumni, you fully leverage the power of the BI experience. A solid network of high achievers and engaged alumni strengthens the BI brand and enhances the value of your degree. Stay connected and get involved.