BI Norwegian Business School is one of Europes largest business schools with around 20,000 students and 340 permanent faculty. BI is the largest supplier of economic and administrative competence and skills in Norway with more than 200 000 graduates since 1983. BI Norwegian Business School boasts the countrys leading faculty in the schools spear-head areas of economics, management, strategy, marketing and finance.
BI Norwegian Business School has organised its academic activities in eight separate research departments covering all of the disciplines that can be expected at a modern European business school. BI Norwegian Business School has an international profile. BIs faculty cooperate extensively internationally and BI has student exchange agreements with more than 170 institutions in 45 different countries. This gives BIs students excellent opportunities to obtain international experiences and to experience intercultural learning.
Accreditation and ranking help the institution in keeping focus on achieving high academic standards and continuous quality development, and are also instrumental in building reputation. BI Norwegian Business School´s vision of becoming a leading European business school will be reflected by the accreditations we hold and how we do in international rankings.
The new campus is open and transparent building that exposes the activities in the building against the surrounding streets and public spaces. In addition to its educational function, the building acts as a meeting place and is a focal point between the student environment and the surrounding business activities. There are 20 auditoriums of different sizes and layouts, 28 classrooms and group rooms, a library, plus pc-rooms and study areas that offer both students and lecturers excellent facilities for designing special projects, group and research work. There are 264 seats in the reading area, for quiet study. Students studying to become auditors (HRS) have their own special reading room with 68 seats on level U1. 3 pc- teaching rooms are available. 350 pc-stations available to students in the library.The library also has 4 audio-visual rooms and a seminar room. BI Norwegian Business School are entitled to special prices at the Thon Hotels (Customer no. BI10), a chain of hotels with many different types of hotels in the Oslo city centre. By underground it only takes 11-14 minutes to get to Nydalen. The BI campus offers a wide range of different coffee shops and places to eat or to buy food. In addition to the student canteen on the first level, there are several other coffee shops and cafes. There's also an executive canteen with a roof-top terrace for executive students.
The capital Oslo is situated in surroundings of which very few other major cities can boast, about, bounded by the Oslo Fjord in the south and unspoiled natural woodlands to the north and east. With a population of about half a million, Oslo is also the cultural capital of Norway, with a rich and varied cultural scene. The 'Land of the Midnight Sun' has delightfully long summer days and the temperature can vary from plus 15 up to plus 30 degrees plus Celcius. It drops to plus 5 to minus 15 degrees Celsius during the winter, but each season has its own special features and charm. The contrasts are great and the scenery is ever changing all year round. As English is a second language for Norwegians since they begin to learn English at the age of six, there is no need to learn Norwegian and this ensures a smooth adaptation to Norwegian culture and lifestyle. Health & safety standards in Norway are very high and the crime rate quite low. Hiking is a common Sunday activity, and many Norwegian families have a cottage either in the mountains or by the ocean.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at BI Norwegian Business School!