Department of Communication and Culture

The department combines humanist and social science perspectives and places communication for leaders, public relations, arts management, and intercultural communication at the centre of its cross-disciplinary research and teaching.

Our course portfolio includes two of BIs specialised bachelor programmes Public Relations and Marketing Communication and Creative Industries Management as well as nine Executive Master of Management Programmes. Our faculty deliver insightful research-based teaching for the most engaging learning experience throughout all our programmes. A third of our 45 academic personnel have a multinational background, building the basis for strong interactions between international and national/Norwegian perspectives in teaching and research.

Head of Department, Associate Professor

Gillian Warner-Søderholm

Department of Communication and Culture


Silje Engeseth
Head of Administration

Administration: +47 46 41 01 50

BI Norwegian Business School
Nydalsveien 37
N-0484 Oslo

Switchboard: +47 46 41 00 00

Our profile

Today, leaders need to develop an understanding of the communicative patterns and cultural practices that shape their organizations and interpersonal networks – including traditional, digital, and new media. To meet this need our Department offers theoretical and practical foundations and critical perspectives on which to build successful human and corporate relations. This is tailored specifically for the study of management in a global context with an emphasis on the following three areas:

Our research and teaching with an emphasis on communication management focuses on corporate communications, public relations and intercultural communication in digital, global, and new media environments. For more information, please visit the Centre for Corporate Communication and the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society. 

Our research and teaching with an emphasis on education management focuses evaluating and developing ways to enrich and enhance the educational system at all levels.  Our thought leadership programs are designed to increase learning outcomes through effective school management for all stakeholders.



  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Dagsavisen

    Less film diversity

    Digitization has given us more movies at the cinema, but at the same time reinforced the winner-taking-all-effect. The ideals of diversity and accessibility have been strong in Norwegian cinema…

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Hegnar Online

    Ten advise for commucation across cultures

    Management is about daring and finding solutions to situations. But it's also about being able to communicate across cultures, says Assistant Professor Gillian Warner-Søderholm.

  • Friday, September 15, 2017 - Bondebladet

    Norway is bad in bioeconomics

    Is it oil trap? When a state has large resources, it affects what the government is struggling for and how the state thinks about it, says Professor Eli Moen.

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Aftenposten

    They loose their cultural fight

    Cultural policy has almost been absent in this year's election campaign. This is because the parties, with the exception of Frp, largely agree on cultural policy, says Sigrid Røyseng, Professor at…


Communication for leaders

Communication for Leaders is a Science Communication Magazine published by Centre for Corporate Communication and Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School.

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