Our bachelor programmes are three years programme based on a highly globalized curriculum. Taught entirely in English, the programmes has an international focus and an diverse student body.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

  • Bachelor of Data Science for Business

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The BBA programme is open to both international and Norwegian students and focuses on basic business related topics such as accounting, finance, strategy, research methods, international economics, shipping and commerce, law, marketing and intercultural communications.

Taking a practical approach with real world applications, major components of the BBA programme include group projects and actual case studies. This hands-on dynamic emphasizes student interface with the most up-to-date industry trends.

The programme is also designed for maximum flexibility. All students follow the same programme structure for the first two years. During the third year, students choose their areas of interest for specialisation.

What will you learn?

In this three-year programme, you learn about management principles and practices, market influences, operations, finance and communication, and more. Because of this broad knowledge, you can analyse complex business problems from different perspectives, and easily cross different boundaries that may exist within and between organisations.

Among other topics, you will learn about:

Operations - Learn how businesses optimise their practices.

Finance - Understand how businesses are financed, and how to judge the profitability of investments.

Accounting - This skillset gives you the ability to systematically understand the financial activity of a business.

Marketing - You will be introduced to the basic concepts of marketing, learning how companies attract and keep their customers.

In addition, to provide a better fit between the general part of the programme and your interests, you can choose one out of three specialisations during the third year.

What kind of jobs can you get with a Bachelor of Business Administration?

Because of the broad and generic first two years of the program, you are not limited to a singular area of expertise, not even after your one-year specialisation. Of course, a specialisation in for example finance helps when you want a career in finance.

Your degree could lead to an international career in:

Consultancy - Use your expertise to help businesses optimize their activities.

Marketing and sales - Find the best ways to sell your company’s products or services.

Shipping - By its very nature a global business, shipping companies are always looking for candidates with an international perspective.

Public relations - Manage a company’s public image.

Finance - Steer investments and ensure profitability.

Management - The skills you gain from this degree are an excellent fit for someone with leadership ambitions.

There are more potential choices, for example, you could even start your own company.

BBA specialisations

During the third year of the programme, you will take courses from a specialisation of your choosing. Select a specialisation below to learn more and see which courses are included.

Shipping Management

International Business



Shipping Management

Specialising in shipping management will provide insights to an exciting and exceptionally globalized industry. Norway is a leading shipping nation and BI has a long tradition of teaching and conducting research in the field.

This specialisation will enable you to:

Interact with and learn from an international group of fellow students with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Develop analytical and strategic skills relating to commercial, financial and organizational opportunities and challenges in the shipping industry.

Become acquainted with the Norwegian shipping environment.

Gain access to exciting and versatile job opportunities.

Build a solid foundation of management fundamentals.

International Business

Specialising in international business prepares students for management positions in international and global companies. The curriculum provides innovative perspectives on key issues facing top industry leaders.


Drawing from several integral areas of management, the perspectives engendered through an International Business specialisation will provide extraordinary conceptual clarity in the complex world of international business. The areas of concentration are: Strategy, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Leadership and Human Resource Management. As part of this specialisation, students will spend their last full semester abroad in order to fully develop diverse and international points of reference.


Emphasis of the international business specialisation is placed on full comprehension of international trade, comparative advantages, increasing returns, international relations and trade policy. Students will also develop an understanding of financial and risk management practices pertinent to multinational companies. In particular they will gain an understanding of the operational differences in the international business environment. Students will also learn strategies for serving foreign markets and engaging in global competition, as well as cultural influences on leadership methods, HRM and negotiations.


Students will acquire the know-how to apply core models and concepts towards analysis of problems that result from cross-border business operations. They will also develop the necessary skills needed to manage a diverse workforce and navigate cross-culture negotiations.


The Finance specialisation provides students with transferable skills enabling them to undertake leading management roles in all areas of the financial and business sectors.

The modern business landscape is increasingly globalized and finance is at the heart of its progress. Understanding financial trends is becoming ever more important. The skills learned through a specialisation in Finance are highly valued in the job market and the career opportunities are vast.

This specialisation has been developed with broad insight, and ensures that students will obtain a transferable skill set.

This specialisation will enable you to:

Use problem solving techniques to address problems facing the business world.

Make decisions addressing risk from a manager or investor’s perspective.

Understand the pricing of financial assets and the optimal trade-off between risk and return and their implications.

Implement data analysis into decision making.

Apply risk-management techniques.


Click here for more BBA programme information.


Bachelor of Data Science for Business 

With this three-year programme you will become a specialist in digital analysis techniques applied in a business context, and gain a solid understanding of international business administration.

What will you learn?

This programme is designed to give you substantial hands-on digital skills, teaching you applied programming, data analysis techniques, and data visualisation. You will learn how to use these skills to solve business problems, applying them to specific areas in marketing, finance, and economics. In addition, you will learn international and sustainable business management from both a practical and theoretical standpoint.

Business - Gain a broad knowledge of how international businesses operate.

Programming - Learn how to use Python, Matlab, and machine learning to extract, organize, and analyse data from a variety of sources.

Statistics - Understand how to exploit large data sets to predict future outcomes and to assess the impact of potential decisions.

Data visualisation - Learn how to present data and analyses to communicate the results of your investigations.

What kind of jobs can you get with a Bachelor of Data Science for Business?

Technology allows us to gather data at an increasingly high rate, and almost every company today has demand for job candidates who are familiar with analytics. Finance, marketing, and consultancies are the most prominent sectors for Business Analytics graduates, but the skills you learn are applicable in a wide range of fields, from logistics to advertising. With your understanding of international business management, you can translate data into actionable intelligence, both in the public and the private sector.

Your degree could lead to a career in:

Management - Use your data-driven perspective to maximise a business’ performance.

Analysis - Solve complex business problems with analytical thinking.

Data science - Work alongside data scientists to find new insights.

Financial technology - Become part of a promising new field aiming to disrupt traditional banks and financial institutions.


Click here for more Bachelor of Data Science for Business programme information.


What is a Double Degree?

The Double Degree programme allows you to combine studies at your home university with time studying at BI. Both institutions will approve your courses, and you will earn a Double Degree with diplomas from both your home institution and BI Norwegian Business School.

As a Double Degree student you follow a set track both at your home and your host institution. This is to ensure the mutual recognition of your academic achievements.

Who can apply for the BI double degree programme?

BI has Double Degree agreements with the partner institutions listed below. The Double Degree opportunity with BI is exclusively available for students from selected study programmes at these institutions.

The application process starts at your home university.

Bachelor programmes

Programme FocusHarbin University of Commerce

Bachelor of Business Administration

Business Administration, Finance, Finance (International Finance), Economics, International Economics & Trade and Accountancy (2nd year admission to BI)


SILC, Shanghai University, Sydney Institute of Language and Commerce

Bachelor of Business Administration

International Business (2nd year admission to BI), International Business (3rd year admission to BI)



Nomination deadline: 15 April

Student application deadline: 15 April

Housing application deadline: 1 May

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Bachelor Pathway Programme

BI Norwegian Business School in collaboration with Jönköping University have created a joint Pathway Programme, designed for international students as a bridge towards a Bachelor degree at BI.

Jump start your education in Scandinavia!

The BI Norwegian Business School and Jönköping University Pathway Programme is designed to improve international students' English skills and to prepare them for academic studies at BI. The programme also introduces students to Scandinavian society and culture while supporting a solid academic foundation in higher education. The Pathway Programme is delivered at Jönköping University’s Campus Gränna in Sweden.

Is the pathway programme right for me?

Many aspiring international candidates for BI’s BBA programme receive the disappointing message that they cannot be admitted to the programme of their choice. In the vast majority of cases the reason for rejection is:

The candidate in question holds a high school diploma from a country that does not qualify directly for admission to a Bachelor degree programme in Norway. These include countries like China, India, Russia, Brazil, and the US. (To check if your secondary education is recognised for direct admission to a Bachelor degree programme in Norway, please visit the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance.) AND/OR

The candidate in question does not meet the English language requirement of BI (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).


In order to enable aspiring candidates to pursue the study of their choice at BI, we have developed the BI-Jönköping Pathway Programme. It is designed to qualify students for admission to a BI Bachelor degree by strengthening the students' academic and English skills. The BI-Jönköping Pathway programme is right for you if:

You have a high school diploma from a country that doesn’t qualify directly for admission to a Bachelor degree programme in Norway AND/OR

Your IELTS or equivalent language test score is below the level that BI requires (i.e. 6.0 IELTS)

The minimum entry requirement for the Pathway Programme is equivalent to a 5.0 on the IELTS scale.


Steps 1 through 5 below outline how you can progress to earning a Bachelor degree at BI Norwegian Business School through our cooperative Pathway Programme with Jönköping University.

Programme Tracks

We have developed two programme tracks to which you can apply based on your qualifications.

Pathway Programme Admission

High School Diploma

English Language

Please note:

All TOEFL tests must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to institutional code 8487.

Students who already meet the minimum requirements for a programme at BI Norwegian Business School are not eligible for the Pathway Programme.


Required documents:

English Proficiency


Scan of original high school diploma and transcript (which entitle the student to university studies in his/her home country)*. See specific eligibility requirements.

* If your high school diploma was awarded in the USA (or by an American affiliated school), an official transcript of record must be sent directly from your university to our Admissions Office, in a sealed envelope. If your upper secondary school was in Pakistan, your documents must be attested and placed in a sealed envelope by the IBCC in Pakistan. If you graduated from Cameroon according to the British system, your results should be issued by the Cameroon GCE Board in a sealed envelope and sent to our Admissions Office. Transcripts from other countries may be received as certified copies or scans of originals.

A copy of your passport. EU/EEA/Swiss citizens may submit a copy of a valid identity card which clearly states citizenship (in English or French) in place of a passport copy.


How to Submit Documents:

You may either upload your documents on your application or scan your documents and send them as attachments by email to: or you may send them by regular post within two weeks after making the online application.

Any documents that you scan for uploading must be from original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour. Remember to include all pages of documents, front and back, no matter what the content is on the page. Be sure that everything on the document is visible on the scan, especially embossed stamps.

When can i apply?

Start-date: August


How to Apply

Your application will be processed and handled by Jönköping University on behalf of BI Norwegian Business School.

Fill in the online application form directly on the Jönköping University application page by clicking the blue "Apply Now" button.

When you have completed the application form, please check the information carefully before clicking on the “Submit Application" button.


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