Master Programmes

Executive MBA

The BI Executive MBA gives you better insight into global markets and improves your ability to make good strategic decisions. Are you ready to transform your career in an international setting - from Oslo to top schools in Berkeley, Berlin, Madrid, Shanghai and Stockholm?


Through this 18-months learning experience, you will complete six intensive modules, each lasting two weeks. The programme consists of core courses, specialisation courses depending on your choice, a consultancy project and a Personal Development Programme.



The BI Executive MBA offers four specialisations, giving you the possibility to focus on global management, digitalisation, sustainability or business in China.

All four 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.

  • EMBA Global Business

    The Global Business specialisation will give you an integrated view of all business areas in different cultures and prepare you to take on more challenging leadership positions.
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  • EMBA Digital

    The Digital specialisation will enable you to set the digital agenda and provide you with the tools needed for any leader facing digital transformation in an organisation. 
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  • EMBA Sustainable Business

    This new EMBA specialisation is a a programme about leadership and how you can transform your organization to high performance sustainability through professional creativity and entrepreneurship. 
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  • EMBA China

    The China specialisation provides you with a solid strategic leadership platform, allowing you to grasp the culture, the rules and the keys for success in the world’s largest emerging market.
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  • 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



Why an MBA at BI


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.



Associate Dean MBA

 Anders Dysvik

Anders Dysvik is a Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at BI. His research interests include HR, organisational psychology and leadership.

Dysvik is a popular speaker, both at BI and externally, with a passion for teaching the leaders of tomorrow how to best motivate their employees.


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.


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 strengths. Multicultural teams create forums for you to develop your international network and strengthen your cooperation skills. We change groups several times during the programme and after each group work we conduct a peer feedback as part of the self-development process. 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.

"Incredible learning experience that has leveraged my leadership skills dramatically."

Marie Reumont

Production Director, Norsk Stein AS

"BI’s executive MBA program is shaped to challenge your thoughts and pre-acquired knowledge: it has been an acid test of my leadership and interactions with people from different organizations and cultures."

Lucien Lenerand

Project Manager, TechnipFMC

Alumni - Martine Mills Hagen

Banking on Beijing

Alumni - Graeme Cooper

Electric dreams


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.

One of the most valuable assets of the Executive MBA programme is the knowledge and insight of the participating students. Each class consist of 30-40 international executives, who are selected on the basis of their motivation, potential, work experience and previous education. All are fast rising, internationally experienced managers who aspire to lead. Their backgrounds vary from engineering to science, economics and business, and have significant work experience from a wide range of industries and sectors.

The Executive MBA is more than a degree – it is a forum for developing international networks and a place for sharing experiences and ideas.

BI MBA Alumni network 

With more than 2000 members worldwide, the BI MBA Alumni network represents a wealth of knowledge, resources and international networking opportunities. It is a community of high achievers connected by shared experiences from their time on the MBA and EMBA programmes.

Annually, BI hosts the BI MBA Alumni Dinner in Oslo, Norway as well as professional business forums for our MBA alumni in Norway and abroad. Students can attend business networking events during the programme. MBA Alumni are also involved as mentors for current students through the Leadership Development Programme.

See our alumni pages for more information.

Practical information

Programme starts: 16 March 2020

Length of programme: 18 months part-time, divided into six two-weeks modules.

The Executive MBA is an intense programme that requires total commitment from its participants. The admissions committee places particulare emphasis on each applicant`s academic qualifications, motivation, professional experience and maturity. 

Application and admission

Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis, and reviewed by an admission committee. Qualifying applicants are invited for an interview.

Admission requirements 

Read the admission requirements for this programme.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee is NOK 450 000 (divided into three installments). Digital study materials are included. The tuition fee does not included travel expenses (flights and accommodation).

As this is a part time programme, you can only apply for a tourist visa. 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.


BI offer scholarships for exceptional candidates joining the Executive MBA. Females and employees in non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply. The scholarship awards 25% of tuition fee and will be deducted from the total tuition fee. Please note that admission decisions will be made prior to decision on the scholarships. Application deadline December 1.