Why pursue a bachelor's degree at BI?
A bachelor's degree at BI is a solid start to your career, and your first step towards a master's degree.
There are many good reasons to take a bachelor's degree at BI:
- Get a solid, internationally recognized education
- A bachelor's is the minimum requirement for many jobs
- Bachelor graduates earn an average of $13 000 more annually
A solid, internationally recognised education
Your degree is proof that you are proficient in your academic field. Once you graduate, you will recieve a diploma that confirms this to potential employers.
A bachelor's degree from BI is recognised by employeres and universities around the world. Our accreditations grant us "Triple Crown" status, a distinction that only applies to 1% of business schools around the world.
With your completed bachelor's degree, you can also choose to continue your studies with a master's degree.
It is the minimum requirement for many jobs
Most jobs today require a bachelor's degree. The time when companies hired graduates straight out of secondary school is long gone.
If you want to work with economics or marketing, a bachelor's degree is your key to being hired. Most managers are looking for new employees that have up-to-date knowledge in their academic field, and you have to be able to document which educational level you are at.
In Norway, companies are increasingly also requiring a master's degree, but even a bachelor will get you off to a good start.
Bachelor graduates earn $23,000 more annually
A survey by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that bachelor graduates earn, on average, $23,000 more than those who only have a high school diploma. While the American labour market may differ from your home country's, it is pretty clear that education pays off!
And that is not so so strange. With a bachelor's degree you can skip the menial entry level jobs and start your career at a higher pay scale. You will have a headstart on the corporate ladder, even though you should be humble and realize there are many aspects of working that you simply can not learn in school.
If you proceed with a master's, you can expect to earn even more, but it will also be an additional investment of time and money.
In our Bachelor of Business Administration programme at BI, you can choose from three different specialisations that are offered:
- International Business
- Shipping Management