Norway, Oslo

BI Norwegian School of Management

Bachelor, MBA

Visit website


BI Norwegian Business School is an internationally recognized not-for-profit private institution, located in Norway.

Established in 1943, BI has one of Europe’s largest and most productive academic environments.The research faculty is organized into eight separate departments, with 26 research centers dedicated to business administration, marketing, finance and general management. It has about 830 employees, consisting of 417 academic staff and 413 administrative staff, and over 20.000 students – of these 1200 are international students. BI currently holds the prestigious international accreditations EQUIS and AMBA, and was recently ranked as number 44 in the Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2013.

The Country

During the last decades Norway has drawn the attention of the rest of the world through its innovative ideas and technologies, its booming oil and gas industry and active participation in areas like environmental protection and peace brokerage. Norway is one of the least densely populated countries in Europe, with a population of just 5 million, mostly living in urban areas in the south and southwest. Norway’s per capita income rank among the world’s highest and this gives the Norwegians a high quality of life. Oil and gas are the cornerstones of the Norwegian economy. Other major industries are fish, pulp and paper, forestry, mining, manufacturing and shipping. The UN has recently ranked Norway as the best country in the world to live.

The City

Oslo offers a variety of exciting activities for students who choose to study there. As the oldest capital city in Scandinavia, Oslo is a city steeped in history. The city is nestled between a fjord and rolling hillsides, which provides many nature-related excursions possibilities, most of which are accessible by public transportation. In addition to the scenic landscape, Oslo is a thriving city with a fast-paced nightlife. There are many historic monuments, museums, and restaurants that allow students to get a feel for the Norwegian way of life.

Student Life

Since its establishment, BI has welcomed a diverse community of students. BI provides a wide range of resources to engage students in co-curricular clubs and activities across campus. Both social and academic events are valued highly at BI, both are essential to create a good student environment.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at BI Norwegian Business School

Health Insurance


274 EUR


287 EUR

959 EUR


28 EUR



177 EUR

322 EUR




16 EUR

79 EUR


*per month


BI offers a housing guarantee for certain groups of international students. Questions regarding student housing through BI can be directed to the BI Housing Office (

Travel Opportunities

Norway is a large country with many interesting places to visit. Activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, and fishing are available throughout different areas of the country. The southern portion of the country is a summer paradise with warm temperatures and beautiful beaches. The famous fjords are located on the western coastline and the central portion of the country is rich with history and cultural tradition. Most places throughout Norway are accessible by public trains, boats, and buses, although some of the more remote regions are only accessible by means of a personal automobile. Sweden is located just east of Oslo, which would be an interesting excursion as well.