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

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, 12 October 2018 -

    TV debate can be curriculum

    Minister of Defense gets criticism for personal attacks. Expert on rhetoric and Associate Professor Maria Isaksson at BI Norwegian Business School is considering using an interview with Frank…

  • Friday, 12 October 2018 - Ukeavisen Ledelse

    It's not about persuading others

    Professor in Communication and Management at BI Norwegian Business School, Sut In Wong, says that it is the manager's responsibility to facilitate smooth flow of communication in an organization.

  • Thursday, 11 October 2018 -

    New survey on local wage supplement in kindergarten and school

    Bård Kuvaas and Ide Katrine Birkeland at BI Norwegian Business School have commissioned the report "Survey on local wage subsidies in kindergartens and schools" on behalf of Utdanningsforbundet. The…

  • Thursday, 11 October 2018 - Klassekampen

    Agents on risky adventure

    Norwegian agencies are preparing for Book Fair in Frankfurt next year. But not everyone will survive, believes BI researcher Anitra Figenschou, adjunct lecturer at the Department of Communication…


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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