Admission requirements

Master of Science in Leadership and Organisational Psychology

BI prides itself on its rigorous academic curriculum and engaging educational experience with career-minded application of theory. BI is a highly selective institution; we seek to enrol business students who demonstrate the intellectual curiosity, professional leadership, and academic ability to succeed.

a) A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) with a minimum of 120 ECTS credits within business administration


b) A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree with a specialisation (minimum 80 ECTS credits) in one of the following, provided that the combination of courses gives a good foundation for further studies within organisational psychology:

  • psychology
  • organisation studies
  • economics
  • various social sciences

The Bachelor’s degree must include:

  • Credits in research methodology (e.g. thesis) 


  • Credits in organisational subjects (e.g. leadership, psychology) 

The Bachelor's degree should include the following curriculum:

  • credits in statistics or multivariate data analysis*

*Students who are accepted into the programme conditionally and do not have credits in statistics from their Bachelor's Degree will be required to take a preparatory course in statistics offered at BI Norwegian Business School in the end of July/beginning of August before the start of the academic year.

The minimum grade requirement is a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.50 on an ECTS scale.

Applicants with a grade of D or lower in relevant courses may be refused admission on the basis of an overall academic assessment. Courses of particular relevance to the programme are courses included in the group of compulsory courses that forms the basis for admission.

Note: All grades will be converted to the ECTS grade scale before applications will be evaluated for admission. Follow this link to help calculate your GPA.

The admission requirements are minimum requirements that do not automatically give applicants a right of admission. If the number of qualified applicants is higher than the number of places, the applicants will be ranked according to qualifications. Applicants will be ranked on the basis of grade point average. If the grade point average is the same, applicants with a better GMAT score will be prioritised.

In special cases the Associate Dean for the programme may approve other documented qualifications that are fully or in part equal to the admission requirements referred to above for academically strong applicants.

NB: Admission requirements may be subject to change. Please note in addition to the general admission requirements, each Master of Science programme has specific curricular requirements you must also fulfil to gain admission.