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.


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, Digitalization and Sustainability. Did you know The BI Executive MBA is ranked number 17 in Europe? Read more here.

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.


  • 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



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.

BI MBA Alumni network 

The BI MBA Alumni network consists of more than 2000 members globally, and represents a wealth of knowledge, resources, and both local and international networking opportunities.  It is a community of high achievers with shared experiences through MBA, and EMBA programs.  

To ensure members stay connected and continue to utilize all BI has to offer, the BI Alumni board has been established, where members are previous and current EMBA students.  The board is responsible for activities ranging from educational, such as seminars, talks, workshops, to social, like golf tournaments, and wine tastings to retain the established relationships and continue building professional networks. 

In addition, EMBA Alumni have access to:

  • Career coaching, in collaboration with AS3, at a reduced price. This professional advice and counselling offer is quite unique as AS3 typically only works with companies, not individuals, and is tailored specifically for the BI MBA Alumni.
  • EMBA electives to a reduced price. Participation is together with the on-going EMBA-class, and the schedule for these one-week electives you find on the programme webpage. The offer includes both electives in Norway and abroad.

More about BI Alumni.
Read about Linn Tronstads experience with the Executive MBA.


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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.

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