BI Norwegian Business School

BI Norwegian Business School

"Shaping people and business for an international, digital and sustainable future". At BI Norwegian Business School, students, academics and business professionals co-create a more sustainable future. This is our mission.BI Norwegian Business School is an independent, not-for-profit foundation and the main provider of research based knowledge on business and management disciplines in Norway.

Top reasons to study here

  • High quality teachers and research faculty
  • Triple Crown-accredited business school and highly ranked internationally
  • Education focused on real business challenges

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)



BI Norwegian Business School is an entrepreneurial success story. First established as a night school by Finn Øien in 1943, in the midst of WWII, BI is now the leading business school in Norway and the second largest in Europe.


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.


Each researcher and student has an independent responsibility for conducting research activities within the current ethical framework.

BI as an institution is responsible for the organization of ethical research choices, i.e. the research ethical infrastructure. 

BI sets the same requirements for research ethics and scientific methodology in the examination questions at the Executive level as in our other courses. Executive students often retrieve data from their own business and / or own use. 


BI’s Career Portal gives you the opportunity to post vacant positions and promote career events in your company/organisation.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Housing services

Our four partners, SiO, Diakonhjemmet, Anker, and BSN, offer affordable single rooms in student housing units across the city of Oslo.

Student housing is generally the most affordable accommodation you will find in Oslo and also one of the best ways to meet new people. You can quickly build your social network and make new friends by living exactly where so many other students choose to live.

International students at BI will not receive student accommodation in Oslo if they do not submit the Pre-Application for Housing.

We also work with SAMMEN in Bergen to secure student accommodation near our campus in this harbour city on the west coast of Norway.

Library services

The library services available at BI Norwegian Business School include the main library in Oslo, the libraries at Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger campuses, as well as the digital library, which is always open!

Medical services

Our nurses can help answer any questions you have about physical or mental health - you can ask them anything. This option is usually faster and more affordable than a doctor.

Student Life

Campus life

Natural light and open spaces give the BI campuses the sensation of a small village; a place where everybody can feel at home. However you prefer to study, there is a place for you.

In Oslo, the building is covered by a glass ceiling and comprises four blocks on seven levels. The open and transparent campus building exposes the activities in the building to the surrounding streets and public spaces. The open terraces, galleries, small nooks and quiet areas thave been created as special meeting places and to add life to the building.

Our modern campus in Bergen is located near industry clusters and boasts its own beach. Enjoy studying while gazing at the harbour right outside your classroom window.

Sports facilities

In Oslo, the Athletica Nydalen gym is located right in our campus building. This gym, operated by SiO, has a wide range of facilities and services, including personal train and group sessions.

Student clubs

BISO represents students at all our campuses. And there are many student associations ranging from professional associations to sports to social activities. The newly formed BIISA association represents international students at BI.  


  • European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Student Reviews

Efficient and effective school to further advance
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience at University of Ghana was cool but can’t help with the financial problems . The studies was always online and not really an efficient and effective one.

I've been in Norway for almost 4 years now, everything was very amazing for me, people, my friends, my lecturers,... I love my school, love Norway. In there, I was working very hard to pay tuition fees and life expenses. But everything changes due to Covi
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

BI is one of the best university that I have ever had a chance to study in my life. In there, I had very nice supports from my teachers and friends. The university has high facilities, good study enviroment, ... that a student need.

Plenty of opportunities at BI Business School!
Tobias Scharning Helmersen rated 5 out of 5 stars

Through my education, I've gotten a lot of opportunities to explore many different fields of interest. Through the school programs I've been to exchange in Hong Kong and taken an internship in a manufacturing company in Western Norway. Outside of classes I've had the honor of representing my school in two international case competitions. This was a great experience and a...

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