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.



  • Friday, May 19, 2017 -

    Norwegian furniture manufacturer furnishes Times Square

    The Norwegian furniture manufacturer Vestre launches new benches, tables and chairs on Times Square in New York. You can achieve valuable networking and competence sharing, says Professor Anne-Britt…

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 - P4

    Disagree on the farmers' blockade action

    Reputation experts disagree on the farmers' protest action and if is was a success. Reputation expert, Peggy S Brønn, believes the action only created frustration.

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 - VG

    Trust is difficult to rebuild

    There is no doubt that internal criticism weakens Olaf Thommessen's position as head of the Corporate Federation. The acid test is if employees leave the organization. Then the board must respond…

  • Friday, May 12, 2017 -

    Design - for which purpose?

    Professor Anne Britt Gran's research shows that businesses do not take advantage of the opportunities in creative industries.


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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