Master Programmes

Executive MBA

The BI Executive MBA is designed to give you the tools to lead your organisation towards a digital, global and sustainable future. All sought-after skills for future leaders.

PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE WITH EMBA

The emergence of the Internet, new technologies and internationalisation have disrupted business models and we have witnessed the rise and fall of industry giants. It has also led to modern leaders requiring a new and broader set of skills to perform their jobs.

Business has simply become more digital, more global and more sustainable. An international and forward-looking mindset, as well as the ability to lead people effectively through change and technological innovation are highly sought-after leadership traits. As a leader, how prepared are you for these challenges?

Tailor your degree

At BI, we offer something different. With our elective courses you can tailor your degree with Global Leadership, Digitalisaton and Sustainability. 

Choose among a total of ten different elective courses, all designed for you to meet the business demands of tomorrow. Some of the topics are:

  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Business Models
  • Green Entrepreneurship and Systems Innovation
  • Business in a Global Context
  • Succeeding with Sustainable Growth

Programme structure

Our programmes are tailored to meet the students’ needs and schedule. Through this 18-months learning experience, you will complete six intensive modules, each lasting two weeks. The programme consists of: 

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.

WHAT MAKES THE BI EXECUTIVE MBA UNIQUE? 

  • Case based learning methodology with a practical approach
  • Personal development Programme - work on your Career or Leadership Development 
  • 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"

    81 %

    of our EMBA students say they got a career boost after finishing

    69 %

    of our students received a higher position within one year of graduating

    31 %

    of our students change their country of work within one year of graduating

WHO IS EXECUTIVE MBA FOR?

This programme is for ambitious professionals who seeks to develop as a leader and succeed with ambitious career plans. 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.

"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

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 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.

 

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.

"At BI, we aim to empower ambitious leaders and provide them with the tools and knowledge to drive innovation and performance in their organisations"

AN INTERNATIONAL CLASS OF PROFESSIONALS

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 students 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.

Also, BI has established an EMBA Alumni Board working on network engagement. This is a great opportunity for students to get involved.

See our alumni pages for more information.

"Leaders who never stop learning, are leaders who never stop evolving. Our Executive MBA is tailored to meet both your professional and personal aspirations"

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Meet EMBA ALUMNUS Fred Svedman

"I pursued EMBA to emerge as a professional who can leverage leadership and awareness to elevate my skillsets, career and business to new heights by challenging status-quo."

Fahad Rehman

Fleet Manager, Vy

"I have always liked learning new subjects and skills, and the EMBA is a great opportunity to develop a broad business skills set."

Fredrik Anfinsen

Attorney, Statkraft

DATES AND VENUES

Module 1 08 March - 20 March 2021 Oslo
Module 2 10 June - 26 June 2021 Oslo
Module 3 06 September - 18 September 2021 Oslo
Module 4 22 November - 04 December 2021 Shanghai, 
Potsdam or Stockholm
Module 5 21 February - 04 March 2022 Berkeley
Module 6 23 May - 04 June 2022 Oslo or Madrid

CP presentation and Graduation: 27 September - 29 September 2022 (Oslo)

Practical information

Programme starts: 8 March 2021

Application Deadline: 10 January 2021

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 465 000 (divided into three instalments). 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.

Scholarship

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 10 January 2021.