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Shipping Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management and Maritime Offshore Education at BI Norwegian


BI Norwegian Business School is a private, independent, specialized university institution with a total of six study locations in Norway, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Kristiansand, and Drammen. BI is one of Europe’s largest business schools with around 20,000 students and 340 permanent faculty. Also BI is the largest supplier of economic and administrative competence and skills in Norway with more than 200,000 graduates since 1983. BI Norwegian Business School is the only Norwegian business school that has received the three most prestigious international accreditations - Triple Crown.

BI Norwegian Business School has organized its academic activities in eight separate research departments covering all of the disciplines that can be expected at a modern European business school. BI faculty cooperate extensively internationally and BI has student exchange agreements with more than 170 institutions in 45 different countries. This gives BI’s students excellent opportunities to obtain international experiences and to experience intercultural learning.

BI develops and delivers custom-made courses and programs for a number of specific industries and organizations in the public and private sectors. Programs are taught in Norwegian and many of them are available in English as well.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Shipping Management Specilization (3 years, Full-time): Norway is one of the leading shipping nations in the world and BI has along tradition of teaching and doing research in the shipping area. The program will enable you to help interact with and learn from an international group of fellow students with diverse cultural backgrounds; develop analytical and strategic skills related to commercial, financial and organizational opportunities / challenges in the shipping industry; write a bachelor thesis in close cooperation with companies in the shipping and offshore industries and the cluster companies surrounding these global industries; and get acquainted with the Norwegian shipping environment and get access to exciting and surprisingly versatile job opportunities in an international industry. The program is taught entirely in English

Masters Program

  • MSc in Business - Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management Major (2 years):  The MSc in Business is a two year leadership and business programme. During the programme students select a concentration area or in addition to choosing free electives from other fields or participating in an exchange semester.
  • Executive MBA Maritime Offshore (1.5 years, Part-time): The Executive MBA in Shipping, Offshore and Finance has been developed jointly by BI Norwegian School of Management, Norway and NTU Nanyang Business School, Singapore, in close collaboration with the industry. The program aims at developing global leadership skills for executives working in the shipping and offshore sector and providing an understanding on how executives within the industry manage their organizations. Exploiting business opportunities with a focus on the financial and capital elements will play an important part in the program. Leadership issues like cultural intelligence, crisis management and the management of human capital will be also addressed. The Maritime Offshore track is aimed at managers and specialists with high ambitions, who want to help corporations in the maritime offshore industry to build sustainable business models.  Since the program is international, participants should have a global perspective on effective innovation in the offshore industry.

BI Norwegian Scholarships

Executive MBA Maritime Offshore: To encourage education at masters levels within the maritime and offshore industries, BI Norwegian Business School will offer three scholarships of NOK 60,000 each.

BBA Shipping Management: The BI Bachelor scholarships are intended for non-Norwegian applicants not residing in Norway. The scholarship covers one-third of the tuition fee for each year of the program. Total value: approximately NOK 65,000. The Shipping industry has made funds available for scholarships as well, for students who wish to plan a career in this industry and pursue our Shipping specialization. These scholarships consist of a full tuition fee waiver for the first year of the programme and, contingent upon above average academic performance, a 50 % tuition fee waiver for the second and the third year of the programme.

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