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 Arts 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 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, February 21, 2017 -

    Seminar April 20th, 2017: Freedom of speech and censorship - the challenge of terrorism

    Thursday April 20th, The department of communication and culture organize a seminar at BI with the former culture editor of Jyllands Posten, Flemming Rose. The focus is on free speech and censorship…

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 - Salangen Nyheter

    New book about Social Entrepreneurship by Professor Benedicte Brøgger

    Professor Benedicte Brøgger has written a book about social entrepreneurship. She explains social entrepreneurship, what it is, what it covers and how it affects the community and what place social…

  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Budstikka

    App wave that will provide "solution to everything"

    We have an app-wave where thousands of apps are being developed every day, says innovation researcher Peder Inge Furseth. Creating value for users as they see the benefit of it and will pay for it.

  • Friday, February 17, 2017 - NRK P2

    Will soften the Working Environment Act for film producers

    The film staff of "The Snowman" worked far more than the law allows. Work Act must obtain exemptions for film producers, says associate professor Terje Gaustad.


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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