BI Norwegian Business School

By | December 15, 2022


Brief information

BI Norwegian Business School was founded in 1943 by Finn Øien as the Bedriftøkonomisk Institutt (English: Business Administration Institute) and is now the largest university-level business school in Norway and the second largest in Europe. Check deluxesurveillance for more universities.

True to its motto “Empowering People, Improving Business”, the BI Norwegian Business School is one of the most important institutions in the Norwegian business sector and, with nine university research departments, attaches great importance to the practical application of the learning content and research, which is reflected in its Triple Crown accreditation and reflected in the high positions in various university rankings.

BI Norwegian Business School offers its approximately 20,000 students more than ten bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Norwegian and English at four campus locations, including its main campus in the Oslo district of Nydalen and other locations in Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim.

  • BI Norwegian Business School website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1943

University Type: Private University

Number of students: Total 20000


  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • NOKUT(Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education)

Academic year:

The academic year at BI Norwegian Business School is divided into two semesters. However, it should be noted that students who want to complete a semester abroad at BI Norwegian Business School can only apply for the spring semester.

Study programs

  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Summer Sessions

Every spring semester, the BI Norwegian Business School has a few free places for students who would like to spend a semester abroad as a free mover at the university. These places are only available to students who apply through a partner organization – unfortunately BI cannot accept individual applications from potential free movers.

As a free mover, you can choose courses from the bachelor’s area, especially from the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and the Bachelor of Business Analytics, as these are taught in English.

  • Semester program of BI Norwegian Business School


  • Spring Semester 2023

Tuition Fees (30 ECTS)


The tuition fees are charged per course taken at 7.5 ECTS. The normal workload for a semester abroad at BI Norwegian Business School is four courses with a total of 30 ECTS.

  • BI Norwegian Business School Tuition Fees

Financing options

The financing of the semester abroad at the BI Norway Business School can be supported by foreign BAföG of up to EUR 4600, provided that all requirements for funding are met. In addition to a subsidy towards tuition fees, it includes support for living expenses, travel expenses and health insurance.


In order to be able to apply for a semester abroad at BI Norwegian Business School, students must have already completed 60 ECTS at their home university and have a GPA grade point average of 3.0.

In addition, a high level of English is required for the Study Abroad program at BI Norwegian Business School, which can be demonstrated by various language tests. Applicants who complete their entire degree in English are exempt from this rule.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Certificate of English level from home university on request
TOEFL (internet based) 80

Proof of language proficiency can be submitted later.

  • Study requirements for free movers at BI Norwegian Business School


Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelors in Digital Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Analytics


The main campus of BI Norwegian Business School reflects the modernity and technological advancement of the Norwegian capital. Located in the Nydalen district, the heart of the Oslo campus is the main university building, which is characterized by its open and transparent design. The futuristic building offers all students numerous learning opportunities in group work areas and presentation rooms on seven floors in addition to lecture halls and seminar rooms.

The second largest campus near Bergen is home to around 3000 Master’s students and maintains good relationships with the media and seafood industry on the Norwegian west coast, true to the motto “just big enough to get a wide network, but small enough to make a difference”.

Both locations are perfect as a starting point to explore the Norwegian nature with its breathtaking fjords, mountains and landscapes as well as to experience the modern flair of Norway’s two largest cities.

  • Information on the Oslo campus
  • Information about the Bergen campus


BI Norwegian Business School guarantees its international students a place in one of its accommodations. All applicants who study in Norway for less than a year can also be guaranteed a furnished room. There are four different accommodation options for the Oslo campus. Applicants can obtain information on accommodation on the Bergen campus on request.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Private apartments / hotels

BI Norwegian Business School