Oslo, the capital of Norway, is the fastest growing capital in Europe. Oslo has more than 600,000 inhabitants, making the city big enough to benefit from everything a big city has to offer, but small enough to be a safe place to live. From Oslo you can reach European cities like London, Paris, Berlin, and Stockholm in two hours or less, making it easy to explore the rest of Europe. Situated between the sea and the mountains, Oslo is a unique blend of urban, big city life and recreational opportunities both at land and sea, such as skiing, hiking and boating. Its rich cultural activities, such as concerts, opera performances, various types of festivals and other events are a great asset and what you would expect in a big city. And the city’s new opera house and the redevelopment along the harbour area will change the face of the city completely and is an example of new and modern trends in architecture.
Oslo is also the economic and financial centre of the country. It is a wealthy city and the home of many big companies. It has good educational provisions and good job opportunities.
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.
A future-oriented business school, BI is continually updating and improving its physical and digital teaching facilities. The new Oslo campus was completed in 2005 and provides a modern and state-of-the-art learning environment. On-campus facilities include health and welfare services, a Careers Service Centre, a bookstore, cafés, a food court, a library, and a fitness centre.
Undergraduate Exchange: Undergraduate exchange students choose from a range of courses offered in our Bachelor of Business Administration programme in addition to electives. Courses in business administration, shipping, finance, marketing, management, strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship are available. For undergraduate courses class participation is expected, but not mandatory.
Graduate Exchange: A minimum of three years of relevant university studies (equivalent to a Norwegian Bachelor degree) is required to enroll in graduate courses. Most graduate courses have prerequisites, and class participation is mandatory. Graduate exchange students choose courses from our MSc programmes, within the fields of business and economics, strategy, finance, marketing, management, innovation and entrepreneurship, and organizational psychology.
A complete list of courses, course descriptions and course registration information are available here.
International Summer Programme 2017:
International Management: A Scandinavian Perspective
Dates: June 26 - July 21
Included in the International Summer Programme:
• Lectures on Intercultural Management from Scandinavian and Norwegian perspectives by highly qualified BI faculty members
• 4 key learning modules. Week 1: focus on intercultural management. Week 2: institutional factors, leadership and marketing in focus within a Scandinavian perspective. Week 3: critical thinking in challenging dialogues: a multi-national management perspective. Week 4: cross cultural negotiation skills within a Scandinavian perspective in focus
• An Introduction to Norwegian Life and Society in cooperation with the University of Oslo – including arts, history, economy, women’s rights, politics
• Insights to Norwegian industries through guest lectures and company visits
• Social and cultural activities – including a weekend expedition, sightseeing, outdoor activities (hiking, climbing, barbecues) and Norwegian film programme
Further information and online application: www.bi.edu/summer
BI guarantees student accommodation for all exchange students. Dormitories are located across Oslo, and are easily accessible from campus. Housing information is provided to all students in connection with the application process. More information on here.
The Student Services Centre (SSC) can help you with:
Student ID card
Information about SiO (the Student Welfare Organization in Oslo)
Preliminary transcripts of grades
Submissions of term papers, projects, and thesis
Password and username
General student information
Being a student is about more than academic development. BI believes that active students are happy students, and encourage students to participate. Joining a student association is the best way to get to know your fellow students. Sports, politics, business or culture – there is something for everyone! The BI student associations are organized by the Student Union (SBIO).
Student Partner: A Student Partner ensures your access to student welfare services, mainly through the partnership with SiO - the Foundation for Student Life in Oslo. BI students are automatically members of SiO. Their services include sports and fitness centers, healthcare, and student housing. The Student Partner also focuses on improving your student life through guidance and counseling. They offer courses on study techniques, and advice to help you achieve your ambitions.
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. Before applying to the host institution abroad, you must first complete the necessary application procedures to Pace University. You can review the Step by Step Guide to Study Abroad for a better understanding of the study abroad procedures.
Create an account to begin the study abroad application process. Students can only apply to one program. Check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements of the program and that you submit your application in advance of the program deadline. Complete the required materials and questionnaires required for your application. Note that the requirements will vary depending on your selected program.
Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. In addition to asking the following questions, you may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at your host institution.
Attend a Study Abroad 102 Information Session.
Schedule an appointment with a Pace Study Abroad Advisor.
Download and complete the course approval form. You must complete the course approval form by the Pace application deadline.
Pace University Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: Feburary 15th
Spring: September 15th
Application Procedures for BI Norwegian Business School: After the initial application has been processed by the Pace Study Abroad Office, students will receive an e-mail regarding their application status and instructions on the next steps.
BI Norwegian Business School Application Deadlines:
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: April 1
If you come from a country outside the EU/EEA and wish to study in Norway, you must apply for a residence permit for studies. This is also called a study permit. Students must apply at least 3 months before their departure date. For more information on fees and requirements please visit The Nowegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) website.