BI Norwegian Business School was first established as a night school by Finn Øien in 1943. Over the next decade, BI came to offer a two-year daytime programme approved by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.
BI’s vision is to make BI one of Europe’s leading business schools through academic clout and relevance. The goal is to develop some academic spearheads within marketing, strategy, organisational behaviour, business administration and business law, finance and social economics, which will make BI one of Europe’s top business schools.
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.
The career service at BI acts as a link between our students and business. They arrange career fairs, organise the career portal, help students shape their resumes, hold job application courses, provide one-to-one career guidance sessions, and more.
Are you unsure how to get your dream job, or have any other questions about your career? Then our career service is the place to go. They can guide you through the jungle of possibilites that awaits a newly graduated student.
We can help you through the entire application process, for everything from a part-time or summer job, to an internship, trainee position, or full-time job.
Being an active students at BI means getting involved in the student union. As an active student, you will meet people outside your class and regular social group. You can build a large network of friends and contacts, and use your new knowledge in practical situations.
You will also get more opportunities to engage with potential employers. In short: By being an active member of the student union, you will enrich your student life!International Students Association
InSA arranges various social activities for BI students. Join their excursions, movie nights, parties, sightseeing in Oslo and other events to get to know your fellow students.
Our three partners, SiO, Diakonhjemmet and BSN, offer affordable single rooms in student housing units across the city.
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.
All BI students and employees can freely borrow books and other information. Your identity card serves as your libary card. When you want to order books or articles, you log in to Oria with your BI username and password.
The Service centre has student advisors and IT consultants.
We can help you with:
At our on-campus medical facilities, you can get an appointment with a general practitioner through SiO.
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.
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.
Natural light and open spaces give the BI Campus in Nydalen the sensation of a small village; a place where everybody can feel at home.We offer a wide range of options for food and drinks. The campus has a student cafeteria, kiosks and coffee shops. The goal is to provide a variety of food made up of fresh commodities.
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.
The Student Service Centre will help you with information, guidance, and practicalities during your time as a student at BI.
The accreditations is a proof of BI's rigorous standards. Less than 1 % of business schools worldwide have achieved a triple accreditation, BI is part of a very exclusive company. Schools that achieve all three of these accreditations are called Triple Crown Schools.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
Travel, travel a lot!
They were okay but limited. The way the courses are handled is a bit weird compared to my home University so it was a bit hard to get used to. To be prepared beforehand and get as much info as possible from previous exchange students! VERY EXPENSIVE.
Start soon enough with planning and making trips and discover Norway. The semester is over before you even know it. Rather expensive city to stay at. My dormitory costed me ?500/month (own bedroom and bathroom (15m├¢), shared kitchen). food is also rather expensive.