Admission requirements

Master of Science

Please note in addition to the general admission requirements for all Master of Science degrees, each MSc programme has specific programme requirements.

General Admission Requirements – Master of Science


Admission Requirements for all MSc degree programmes

  • A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the field of business administration, finance or economics


  • A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in a field of study relevant to the specialisation (80 ECTS)


  • The minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement is 3.50 (B) on an ECTS scale
  • A minimum grade of C in courses relevant to the MSc degree programme


Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a higher education institution outside Norway/Nordics must also include one of the following:

  • GMAT: 600


  • GRE: 152 Verbal/158 Quantitative

Applicants may request a waiver for this requirement. For information on circumstances under which an exemption may be granted, please see the section on Exemptions and Waivers.


Applicants whose first language is not English, and are from outside Norway/Nordics, must demonstrate competency with the following*:

  • TOEFL: 90


  • IELTS: 6.5

Language exemption: applicants may apply to have the language test requirement waived. For information on circumstances under which an exemption may be granted, please see the section on Exemptions and Waivers.

*Does not apply to the Master in Accounting and Auditing. See programme specific requirements for Norwegian language requirements.

Please note:
Admission requirements are subject to change.
All credit allocation and grades will be converted to the ECTS according to BI Norwegian Business School’s established practice before an application will be evaluated for admission.
The admission requirements are minimum requirements that do not automatically give applicants a right of admission. The number of offers of admission is contingent on the number of study places available.

Overall Assessment: If an applicant does not meet all the minimum requirements for admission, an individual overall assessment will be conducted. Based on an overall individual assessment of the application for admission, the MSc Admission Committee and/or the Associate Dean may make an offer of admission to an MSc programme. They may approve other documented qualifications to satisfy admission requirements.

Programme Specific Admission Requirements