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 three of BIs specialised bachelor programmes Communication Leadership and Creative Industries Management and a new bachelor programme Digital communication and marketing from fall 2019, 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.

Gillian Warner-Søderholm

Head of Department Department of Communication and Culture +4746410697


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.



  • Saturday, 17 August 2019 -

    About private art donors

    The international arts field is cutting its ties to wealthy philanthropists. The new term is "toxic donations". Anne-Britt Gran is a Professor at BI Norwegian Business School and has researched…

  • Thursday, 15 August 2019 - Kapital 13/2019

    Norwegian top executives in Caesar's classroom

    There seems to be a story in our boardroom today - a story of perfect leadership. At the forefront, this is usually form-based and illustrated with four headings on a sheet followed by a recipe.

  • Tuesday, 13 August 2019 -

    BI Centre for Innovation in Education attends Arendalsuken

    Associate Professor Ratib Lekhal from BI Norwegian Business School has researched on kindergartens and chaired the debate on quality in Norwegian kindergartens at Arendalsuken. I know that it is not…

  • Tuesday, 06 August 2019 -

    The parties' election campaign "merch": - Almost cheap garbage

    Professor Peggy Brønn believes few voters will be convinced by the products: The question is whether they have any influence on what voters vote. I believe the election campaign material has little…


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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