Master of Science

Requirements for Master of Science

Applications received by March 1 will be given priority. BI Norwegian Business School will continue to accept applications until August 1. Applicants from outside the EU must apply by July 1 to allow time for securing a student residence visa. 

Offers of admission will be made based on availability of seats in the programmes.

All applicants for the Master of Science programmes must apply through our online application portal.

Do you have a bachelor’s degree from an educational institution outside Norway or the Nordic Countries?

BI Norwegian Business School is committed to building an international community and a diverse student body. We encourage applicants who have earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration, management, economics, marketing, and finance to apply to our MSc programmes.


MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: A completed undergraduate bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning (minimum three years) in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Marketing, Finance and/or subjects relevant to the chosen area of specialisation.




Complete the online application form.


Submit copies of transcripts and degrees (diplomas) which are certified as true copies and include an official explanation of the grade scale used. Academic records must be accompanied by a certified English translation if the originals are not in English or a Scandinavian language. If you have not completed your undergraduate education when applying, please submit a copy of your most recent transcript. Also include a list of courses you are taking in your final semester.


The GMAT is a standardised test used by business schools around the world to test your readiness for master-level studies. The GMAT tests your quantitative and verbal abilities, and your integrated reasoning skills. It also assesses your ability to think critically and communicate your ideas. Ask that your test results be forwarded directly to BI Norwegian Business School from the test centre or upload a copy of the score report to your online application. Applicants from BI Norwegian Business School's partner institutions may request a waiver for this requirement. Click here for more information.


Ask that your test results be forwarded directly to BI Norwegian Business School from the test centre or upload a copy of the score report to your online application. International applicants whose mother tongue is English are exempt from this requirement. Applicants who have studied in English for many years may request a waiver for this requirement. Click here for more information.


Explain your dreams and ambitions, and how they relate to your choice of MSc programme at BI Norwegian Business School. Why do you want to take this master’s programme, what have you done in your life that will prepare you for this master’s degree, and how will the MSc programme help you achieve your career and personal goals. The letter, written in English, should not exceed one page.


Draft a one-page CV including relevant education, work and volunteer experience, and any academic, sport, or leadership achievements.


Your financial plan is a general overview of how you intend to finance your degree and living expenses. Please click on the link to download the financial declaration template.


Submit a copy of the identification page in your passport.


In the event that additional documentation is needed, our Admission Team will contact you directly. Click here to download Admission Application Checklist.

Learn how we evaluate your transcript here



BI Norwegian Business School uses the ECTS scale. Diplomas and transcripts with other grade scales will be converted to the ECTS scale before calculating the GPA and will be assessed on an individual basis.

We require all transcripts from your bachelor’s degree, including transcripts of grades from exchange or study abroad semesters.

The following guidelines are used for evaluating the minimum grade requirements established for admission to BI Norwegian Business School:


Grading scale used in the US: 3.33 (B+) GPA
Grading scale used in Britain: Second class, upper division, plus GPA of 60%.
Italian grading scale: 26
German grading scale: 2,1
Grading scale where 4.0 is the highest grade: 3.3 GPA
Scales of 1-10 or percentage grades: scales vary by country. However, minimum is generally 8.5 or 85%.

Please note that all courses and grades from your bachelor's degree will be included in the GPA calculation.

Learn how to calculate your GPA here.


For more information about admission, please click here.


Master of Science Tuition Fees 2020


 First Year - Tuition Fee (BI External Applicants)NOK

 BI–Luiss Joint Msc In Marketing (per year**)

(Second year fees are payable to Luiss, please check website)

110 000
 MSc in Business Analytics (per year**) 108 000
 All other MSc Programmes (per year**) 102 000
 Estimated Living Expenses 
 per year** 121 220


*Exchange rates as of September 2019. Amounts given are approximate and are subject to currency changes. 

**MSc programmes last two academic years 

The Tuition fee listed is for one academic year and includes lectures and ordinary examination fee.

It does not cover: 

re-sit examinations
course reading
potential course excursions


The prices are adjusted annually in accordance with price inflation.

BI Norwegian Business School reserves the right to make changes in the tuition fee. 


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