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Why choose BI?
Choose BI if you want an education that prepares you for the real business challenges you will face in future positions. You will enjoy our great campuses and communities - but our real value is in preparing you for the career you want.
BI’s relentless focus on keeping close bonds to the business world as well as investing heavily in research has set us apart as an educational institution for future leaders. We are among the 1% of business schools with a "Triple Crown" accreditation, and our international reputation ensures your degree will be valued all over the world.
- Education focused on real business challenges
- Triple Crown-accredited school
- High quality teachers and research faculty
- Modern campus with vibrant student communities
Education focused on real business challenges
BI has a strong connection to the business world. In fact, one in four Norwegian business leaders graduated from BI. That is more than any other school in Norway. So if you are planning a career in Norway, chances are high that someone who understands your education will interview you.
It also means that we get a lot of input on how we can make our teaching more relevant. What challenges are businesses facing? What competencies are needed to succeed? Where is the job market headed?
At BI you will work with real cases and business challenges.
Triple Crown-accredited school
When you are applying for positions you will not get far without the right combination of knowledge and skills. You can be a talented applicant with all the skills required, but if your education is not accredited in the country you want to work in, you will never get the job you are applying for.
BI is the only business school in Norway with the three largest international accreditations:
- European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Globally, less than 1% of business schools have managed to achieve triple accreditation. Schools that achieve the three accreditations are referred to as "Triple Crown" schools.
Our ability to continually maintain and improve a high standard is a guarantee that your degree will be recognised and valued all over the world, increasing your employability.
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High quality teachers and research faculty
You're going to spend a lot of time listening to teachers and lecturers, and what could be worse than uninspired faculty who do not care about their subjects? Who wants lecturers who just deliver the same lesson as the year before without updating them on what is happening around the world?
BI has one of Europe's most productive research faculties. We pride ourselves in setting the standard for how future businesses will be managed. As a student here you learn from professionals who are extremely keen to remain at the forefront of their fields and who are proud to make their mark on the subject they teach.
Diverse and eventful campus
Studying in a foreign country can be very intimidating. How different will it be from what you are used to? Is this school just about studying hard and getting good grades? How will you fit in with all these cold Norwegians? Is it all work or will you have any fun at all?
What you will experience when you start at BI is a good mix of people and an atmosphere where people are curious about you. With more than 20,000 students from 106 different countries, we are proud of our diversity. As an international student you will be popular, as Norwegians love practicing their English.
We have several vibrant student communities and we encourage all students to use the first weeks to explore them and find something that fits your interests. Establishing a network will not only help you settle in, but also improve your understanding of the Scandinavian way of thinking and the Scandinavian leadership model.
Read more about student life at BI.
BI achieves good results in the most reputable rankings of business schools, Financial Times Ranking and Eduniversal's Top Business Schools Worldwide.
A Norwegian Study Guide
BI is proud to offer a housing guarantee for international students. In cooperation with three different student housing providers, international students can choose from housing locations all over Oslo.
Why study in Norway?
Forget about the beautiful fjords and mountains or the attractive job market. Learn why you should really choose to study in Norway!
Committed to supporting and promoting the most qualified academic applicants to its programmes, BI is pleased to offer several generous scholarship opportunities.