The Master of Science programme at BI aims to position graduates with skills that are in demand by businesses and industries today. Students at BI are provided with a theoretical foundation of competencies and the knowledge of how to apply it in practice. Due to the admission requirements for all of our Master of Science programmes, students will be among a population of simularly qualified students. With Master students from 52 countries, the student environment at the school is very international. We are very proud of our international environment. 

Why pursue a master's degree at BI?

There are many good reasons to pursue a master's at BI:

Specialise your degree

Expand your knowledge base and skill set

Gain more opportunities in the job market

Enjoy a flexible career path

Build your network

Specialise your degree

With a master's degree, you are able to focus on the subjects you are interested in. Many of our degrees also allow you to further specialise your skills through elective courses. This provides you with an intellectually stimulating academic life.

Gain more opportunities in the job market

More and more career listings feature a master's degree as a minimum requirement. Employers recognise the importance of hiring people with strong academic backgrounds. BI works hard to provide our students with the knowledge of how businesses will be managed and marketed in the future, and you will have this knowledge at your fingertips with a master's degree from us.

You will also have the practical skills necessary to make a difference at your workplace. Our master programmes use case work extensively, which helps you apply your knowledge to real-life business situations. This enables you as a master's student to be a contributor at your workplace from day one, making you an attractive job candidate.

Enjoy a flexible career path

Knowledge about management, economics and marketing is in high demand in most businesses. With the insight you gain from your degree at BI, you can easily change your career path after your first job - or move a step up the ladder and become a manager.

You do not need a bachelor from BI to pursue a master's degree here.

Get better jobs with higher salaries

A master's degree can accelerate your career. Many ambitious bachelor students fall short of their career goals, simply because there are many qualified candidates, and a master's degree is an easy criteria to pick the best candidate. It is also easier for managers to justify promoting someone with a master's degree.

According to a survey from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a master's degree earn, on average, $10,000 more annually than those who simply have a bachelor's degree.

Build your network

An estimated 60% of all positions are never advertised, according to the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service. To compete for these positions, you have to build your network.

Through guest lecturers, company presentations, and case competitions here at BI, you can get a head start on that process before you even graduate.

91.2% of our Master students are employed within 6 months - Job Market Survey 2019

      • Master of Science in Strategic Marketing Management

        The Master's Degree in Strategic Marketing Management, will further develop student abilities to understand what it takes to make winners and losers in the market. This could be your path to a leadership career in marketing management. As an international platform, BI Department of Marketing is ranked among the top ten in Europe, giving students a competitive edge in the workforce.


        The MSc in Strategic Marketing Management:

        Two year leadership and business programme.

        Double Degree programme awarded jointly between BI and a partner institution, if qualified.

        Partner institutions are also prestigious universities.

        Full-time programme taught in English.


      • Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Psychology

        A Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Psychology will provide comprehensive knowledge of what contributes to producing results in a successful organization. The focus is on problem-solving, decision-making, group and individuals roles, and making organizational changes.


        The MSc in Leadership and Organizational Psychology:

        Two year leadership, psychology and business programme.

        Full-time programme taught in English.


      • Master of Science in Finance

        The Master of Science in Finance programme provides students with in-depth and high level financial comprehension. Real-world application of theory is emphasized in curriculum. Analytical thinking is also indispensable in management positions and the programme concentrates on this in a number of fields not just pertaining to economics. The curriculum includes topics such as: financial theories, financial decision making and risk management, and financial analysis among others. Students can choose their own areas of focus, (ie. investment, risk management, group finance or financial derivatives).


        The MSc in Finance:

        Two year leadership, psychology and business programme.

        BI’s Department of Finance is ranked among Europe’s top 10.

        Full-time programme taught in English.


      • Master of Science in Business

        A Master of Science in Business will allow students for a great variation of career opportunities, both in Norway and abroad. The comprehensive curriculum provides competencies relevant to a wide range of positions. In addition to being awarded a Master’s Degree, some graduates may also qualify for the title of “Siviløkonom” (Master of Science in Business), a well established and recognized professional qualification. Students will also develop sound analytical and strategic skills that are needed in managerial positions in business and in public institutions.


        The MSc in Business:

        Two year leadership and business programme.

        Students will have coursework together with those of the integrated 5- year programme in Business (Siviløkonom).

        Students combine their major area of study with electives from other fields.

        Full-time programme taught in English.


      • Master of Science in Business Analytics

        To make the best decisions, businesses need to master both business and analytics. Through the Master of Science programme in Business Analytics, you will develop the analytical knowledge and skills within an applied business context. Analytics is a means to an end: to achieve greater business value through superior insight. Consequently, you will learn to conduct descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analyses to support and make business decisions. You will develop knowledge and skills through close collaboration with international industry partners and academic institutions. The programme actively utilises team projects so you will acquire and improve your analytical, communication and collaborative skills.


        The MSc in Business Analytics:

        Two year leadership, data analysis, programming and business programme.

        Full-time programme taught in English.


      • Applied Economics

        This master’s programme provides you with a solid foundation in core economic theories, together with the tools to apply them in real-life situations. It will prepare you for the modern economy, with insight you can apply to making informed business decisions and market analysis. It has a quantitative focus, using analytical tools to simulate economic models. You will analyse data and apply empirical results to solve economic problems, stimulate growth, and prescribe optimal business performance. Through this programme you will develop the ability to analyse how decisions impact both businesses and society as a whole.


        The MSc in Applied Economics:

        Incentives, Wages and Labour Markets: Understand recent trends in labour markets related to technological innovation (digitalisation and automation) and globalisation, and gain knowledge and skills necessary to quantitatively analyse labour markets, wage determination, and human resource management.

        Macroeconomics: Learn the models and empirical techniques used by leading macro-analysts, and analyse macroeconomic events by simulating numerical models. Typical topics are investment, sustainable development, inflation, and how monetary and fiscal policy affect the economy and business.

        Data and programming: Learn basic programming for data management, data analysis, and model simulation.


      • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

        This programme is designed to provide you with entrepreneurial skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. This type of competence can enable you to start and develop your own business, help smaller companies grow and scale-up faster, and contribute to restructuring and innovation in existing businesses.


        You will learn how to discover new opportunities, evaluate them in close dialogue with the environment, market, and customers, and implement new solutions or business areas. An important part of the programme is to learn about handling uncertainty and risk, and developing the skills necessary to quickly identify opportunities, test solutions, and adapt them to customer needs. Implementation and cooperation skills will also be key learning outcomes.


      • Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

        The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance programme provides you with both quantitative and programming skills from topics covering numerical analysis, stochastic models, statistics, and econometrics. Along with the knowledge of Finance that you gain, you will learn how to apply these advanced tools and be able to analyse complex financial instruments and contracts, analyse varied data sets for information extraction, as well as make forecasts and measure risk. This combination of knowledge and skills is what companies need in order to compete and succeed today.


        The MSc in Business Analytics:

        Two year leadership, quantitative finance and business programme.

        Full-time programme taught in English.


      • QTEM Masters Network

        Ambitious students may develop a unique international network through a 2 month internship programme.


        You will learn to take optimal decisions by applying the knowledge and competency you develop by studying at three prestigious business schools. Through the programme, you will learn the latest quantitative techniques, and develop analytical skills needed for a global career in finance, economics, or management. By adapting to three different cultures over the course of your two-year degree, you will develop a global insight and intercultural competency. Your internship will give you hands-on experience, providing a great starting point in your career.


        Among the most popular topics, you will find:


        Finance and Risk Management: Learn how to manage investment risk for your company or clients. Manage funds and help people meet their retirement goals.


        Applied Economics and Public Policy: Learn to analyse and interpret economic data to assess the impact of key public policy decisions. Advise key decision makers on the outcomes of decisions made by companies and governments.


        Business Intelligence and Big Data: Learn to understand data and develop the skills to mine it. Become adept at developing analytical skills to make key strategic business decisions.



Other programmes offered to strengthen your MSc degree:

Students of the MSc Business programme are provided with the option of further enhancing their studies by applying for any of the following:

Double Degree

Students may take a double degree where they would earn two master’s degrees jointly from BI and a partnership university.

Exchange Semester

Students may go on exchange to top schools from all over the world.


Click here for more Master programme information.


Academic reputation

With the Triple Accreditation and a strong ranking by Financial Times, BI can guarantee a high quality and internationally recognised education.

91.2% of our Master students
(incl MSc in Business)
secure employment
within 6 months of

BI offers prestigious MSc
business programmes
that are recognised and
sought after
in the
Norwegian job market

90% employed international graduates
would recommend BI to others

BI's MSc programmes are
- with students from
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