- Founded :2016 year
- Type of University : Private
- StudyQA ranking: 1216 pts.
- Offered programms: 6 MA
- No. Students: 19649
- No. Staff: 831
- Study mode: 6 On campus
- Languages of instruction: English
BI Norwegian Business School (Norwegian: Handelshøyskolen BI) is the largest business school in Norway and the second largest in all of Europe. BI has in total 5 campuses with the main one located in Oslo. The university has 831 employees consisting of an academic staff of 419 people and 412 administrative staff. In 2013, BI Norwegian Business School had 19 649 students, of which 10 889 were full-time students. BI Norwegian Business School is a private foundation and is accredited by NOKUT as a specialised university institution.
BI Norwegian Business School was founded in 1943 by Finn Øien as Bedriftøkonomisk Institut (English: Institute of Managerial Economics), hence the abbreviation BI. The current president is professor Inge Jan Henjesand. Past presidents include Jørgen Randers, co-author of the Club of Rome Report Limits to Growth; Peter Lorange, former president of IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland; Leif Frode Onarheim, a former member of the Norwegian Parliament and current CEO of leading Norwegian fish farming company Marine Harvest.
BI is accredited as a specialised university institution by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT).
BI has also received the following recognitions from private institutions:
The school has two student organizations, one for the main campus in Oslo and one for the other campuses. The Oslo student organization is called "Studentforeningen ved Handelshøyskolen BI i Oslo" (SBIO) (English: The Student Association at BI in Oslo). This union was formed in 2005 after the relocation of the three locations in Oslo into one—Nydalen Campus. The three previous unions were called Bedriftøkonomisk Studentersamfund (BS), BISON and MØSS. BS was the oldest union, formed in 1964. The union for the other campuses is "BI Studentsamfunn" (BIS) (English: BI Student Community). This union was founded on 7 February 1987 and is today the largest student union of a private school in Norway.
The student newspaper is named INSIDE, and its circulation is 11,000.
The all-male student choir is named UFDA The Choir Boys and was established in 1986.
All taught in Norwegian except Business Administration, Bachelor in:
Only available in Oslo; all taught in English except MSc in Professional Accountancy
The current Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) course at the Norwegian business school is fantastic. The new structure and the combination of the general EMBA courses with other renowned business schools in Europe, Asia, and the United States gives the program an additional edge. The new structure exposes participants to insights on business structure in Europe, Latin America, Asia and North America; hence, providing participants with a global business exposure.