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.



  • Monday, 14 October 2019 -

    Easier to do the difficult talk

    Trust and respect must be built while dealing with difficult situations, says Ide Katrine Birkeland from Nøtterøy. She holds a doctorate in organizational psychology and management and is Associate…

  • Monday, 14 October 2019 -

    Posten can now deliver parcels to your house - without being home

    Packages from online stores can now be delivered inside the door to customers who are not home. - A question of confidence, says professor. In a survey among Posten's pilot customers, 66 percent say…

  • Saturday, 05 October 2019 -

    "Exit" - the truth about the finance sector?

    Former stockbroker Ole Hedenstad Aunaas believes the TV series "Exit" has little to do with finances, but tells about widespread use of drugs and prostitutes. BI professor Peggy Brønn says the…

  • Friday, 04 October 2019 - Morgenbladet

    Muus and her men

    Historian and researcher 2 Christine Myrvang at the Department of Communication and Culture has written a review of the book "Mrs. Muus' complaint" by Bodil Stenseth. Myrvang writes it is an event…


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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