Executive Education

BI Norwegian Business School offers executive programmes tailored for experienced professionals. Some of the top programmes are taught in English, with participants from diverse international backgrounds.

BI Executive - International Programmes:

Executive MBA
BI-Fudan MBA
Executive Master of Management
Corporate programmes

Executive MBA

The Executive MBA at BI Norwegian Business School is a programme for experienced business leaders with a hunger to grow professionally and in an international setting. Our Executive MBA programme develops leaders with a global perspective.

BI Executive MBA offers three areas of focus:

Global Management

Energy Issues

Maritime Offshore Industry


The curriculum is almost exclusively based on case studies, exposing students to a broad set of real life business problems. The experience of lecturers and participants combine to create a valuable knowledge sharing environment. The intense programme schedule encourages insightful discussions, both within and outside of the classroom. Also, the group work emphasis within the curriculum inherently generates opportunity for international networking and communication skills.


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BI-Fudan MBA

BI-Fudan MBA Programme is taught at Fudan University in Shanghai by a faculty from both universities. It’s designed to provide the best business perspectives from both worlds.

Since 1996 more than 1,800 students have joined BI-Fudan alumni network. We believe this large base of alumni demonstrates the programme’s success. The long-standing partnership between the two schools has been ongoing for 19 years and was one of the first joint programmes between a Western school and a Chinese university. Our programme is especially made to provide students with the opportunity to network and learn from other highly experienced managers from all over Europe and Asia.

The programme also offers 3 international elective modules:
             Haas School of Business, Berkley
             IE Business School, Madrid
             Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

Programme Focus
The programme provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of important general management issues in a Chinese, European and global setting. Students will develop leadership and management skills for a diverse and international environment. The programme also has flexibility enough for students to work full time while completing the curriculum.


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The Executive Master of Management is a flexible master's degree that provides the tools needed to be at the forefront of strategic management.

BI Executive Master of Management Degree has 5 programme options taught in English:

Green Growth as Competitive Advantage

International Management

Analytics for Strategic Management

Management in Energy

Security Management and Cultural Understanding

Programme flexibility: The curriculum is designed to allow for studying alongside a demanding job for one year. The courses are divided into five or six sessions, each taking 3-5 days.

Career progression: 8 of 10 students report receiving a promotion after completing their degree.

Management skill set. Lecturers and fellow participants have rich business experience, resulting in a dynamic learning environment. Participants emerge with a diverse set of management skills.

Top quality education. Programme lecturers contribute to one of the highest-performing research departments in Norway.

Custom-made. Participants customize their course load by combining any three programmes according to personal ambitions and career situations.


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  • Green Growth as Competitive Advantage

    this program will give participants the necessary competencies and skills to move from rhetorics about green economics into informed practice in Nordic organisations.


    The focus will be on green business models and strategy, accounting and measurements, innovation and leadership. Participants will get the tools necessary to succeed with implementing the practices of green economics for growth and profitability.


    Module 1:  The challenges of Green Growth

    Module 2:  Green Business Innovations

    Module 3:  Green Accounting for the 21st century

    Module 4:  The Big Picture - and the long term future

    Module 5:  Green strategies: implementing the theory in practice


  • International Management

    The International Management programme exposes students to the most current and cutting-edge research in the field, and its designed to strengthen leadership skills in a global context.


    The program is ideal for managers, project leaders and professionals in the private or public sector who have, or wish to have, international assignments and responsibilities. The programme actively stimulates network building through experience sharing among students.


    Module 1:  Introduction to International Management Models: Context, culture and strategy

    Module 2:  Organization of international operations and networks between firms

    Module 3:  People in international organizations: International Human Resource Management and Negotiations

    Module 4:  International management in an Asian context: Business life and management in China. Study trip to Shanghai.

    Module 5:  International Management: Combining theory and practice


  • Analytics for Strategic Management

    Analytics for Strategic Management requires a deep understanding of the external and internal forces that influence the competitive situation, the construction and choice of strategic alternatives, as well as the successful implementation of new strategies. This programme enables students to take on a strategic mindset when dealing with high profile corporate decision making. There will also be a strong focus on implementing new management technology trends.


    Module 1:  Competitive Advantage through Data

    Module 2:  Analytics Concepts and Processes for Strategic Management

    Module 3:  Implementing Analytics for Strategic Management

    Module 4:  Summarizing Data driven recommendations

    Module 5:  Workshop on Implementing Analytics


  • Management in Energy

    The Executive Master of Management in Energy is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of key energy issues and to improve analytical and managerial skills. Successful energy managers need a bird's eye view of the entire energy value chain. They must understand the interests and constraints of multiple stakeholders as they navigate in an evolving global energy map of fossil fuels and renewables.


    The programme brings together the expertise of two leading institutions in the field of energy management. BI Norwegian Business and IFP School in Paris will give participants a global and strategic perspective on the energy industry.


  • Security Management and Cultural Understanding

    Security has become a key challenge both for society at large and all types of enterprises, the military, police and NGOs. The security challenges faced both globally and by individual nations can no longer be resolved by a single specific measure carried out by a single player independent of all others. This warrants a more comprehensive and coordinated cross-sectoral approach. This will require employees with honed expertise and an ability to analyse and evaluate complex situations. They must make tactical, operative and strategic decisions in cooperation across professions, sectors and academic environments.


    Through five programmes, where security and cultural topics are in focus, this degree will better equip you to:


    make decisions and contribute to decision-making processes in both a national and international context

    to lead other people in an independent and reflective manner

    know your possibilities and limitations with regard to knowledge, the surroundings and the alternative courses of action at your disposal


    Programme 1:  Crisis Management and Logistics

    Programme 2:  Cultural Understanding in an International Context

    Programme 3:  Terrorism and Counter-terrorism (Spring 2018)

    Programme 4:  Security and Conflict Management

    Programme 5:  Organising for the Unexpected


Applying Academic Excellence to Business Practice

Constant change has become the norm to business life in today's world. The digitalization of society and the interdependency of global markets, requires agile performance by business leaders. To stay up to date, companies need competent people and evidence based methods to make strategic decisions. Corporate education at BI Norwegian Business school is therefore about enabeling clients to successfully craft and execute strategies.

Enabling our clients

BI Corporate programmes are tailored to specific groups of people within a company or an industry in order to solve specific strategic issues. The value lies in designing a relevant solution enabling clients to successfully craft and execute strategies. Customisation is based on insight in the client’s situation and needs. Sales, design and development of customised programmes are interconnected processes that requires interaction with clients and differs from the provision and sales of standardised BI core products.

The Process Oriented Executive Education (POEE) Methodology

BI Norwegian Business School uses Process Oriented Executive Education (POEE) Methodology in processes of instigating and bringing about lasting transformation in companies, combining traditional consulting methods and executive education techniques.

The Process Oriented Executive Education methodology unifies these techniques, creating not just an enthusiastic and devoted development and rollout process, but also improves and reassures the participant’s strategic knowledge, knowhow, skills and attitudes based on a well-structured action-learning process.

The advantages of POEE is anchoring and buy-in, securing internal ownership in the organization and external ownership amongst the faculty. Participants contribute with strategic content and faculty with strategic know-how, processes and coaching.

The key in POEE is the transfer of knowledge, know-how, skills and attitudes in processes, programs and coaching, making sure that employees are empowered to make the transformation happen - also when no external party is involved.

Flexible solution - excellent partners

When creating solutions for technical-heavy industries, such as oil and gas, energy, construction and maritime, BI Norwegian Business School collaborate with world-class partners such as Cranfield University and Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU and provide the latest in technology development and management.

Long experience with educating Chinese executives

Through the long-­lasting collaboration with School of Management, Fudan University, BI-­Fudan MBA has educated more than 2000 executives in China. The presence in the Chinese MBA market has given BI a vast experience in running programs in China and facilitating business studies for Chinese executives. Through teaching Chinese leaders and conducting research with businesses in China, our faculty have built up an extensive knowledge of and experience with teaching in China. We believe that by bringing together the best of business practices and research from both the East and the West is key to give our students the best prerequisites for succeeding in a challenging international business environment.

Designing and developing a customised programme is a team exercise

BI Corporate has two main activies:

1. Client Development:
Facilitating co-­creative client processes in order to design, develop and sell customised programmes in the corporate market. Programme design and customisation is always a co-­creation process based on defined client needs and creating value and ROI for the client is at the very core of BI Corporate activities. Competitive ability requires a high degree of flexibility, responsiveness and agility.

2. Business Development:
Initiate and execute activities that strengthen BI relationships with the national and international business community, herein business case development, business case modeling, relationship building, deal structures, risk evaluation, exit strategies, and so on. The innovation project with Tsinghua in China, the school leadership development project with Maze Feedback in Norway, The Centre for Oil and Gas at BI, The Innovation Centre at BI, and The Norwegian Academy of Music project, are some prime examples.

The commercial responsibility for sales of customised programmes is organised in the department BI Corporate. The department is led by a Business Development Director and now includes 12 Business Development Managers that supports BI faculty staff when working with corporate clients.

Due to interconnection and overlap of sales, design and development processes when working with corporate clients, projects are organised as collaborative projects involving the corporate client, relevant faculty staff, a business development manager (BDM) and a Programme Coordinator (PC). Specific roles and responsibilities of team these members varies between projects.

Academic reputation

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

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