Norwegian School of Management

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BI Norwegian School of Management (Norwegian: Handelshøyskolen BI) is the largest business school in Norway[citation needed] and the second largest in all of Europe.[citation needed] BI has in total 6 campuses with the main one located in Oslo.



BI Norwegian School of Management was founded in 1943 by Finn Øien as 'Bedriftøkonomisk Institut' (English: Institute of Managerial Economics), hence the abbreviation'BI'. The current president is professor Tom Colbjørnsen. Past presidents include Jørgen Randers, co-author of the Club of Rome Report Limits to Growth; Peter Lorange, former president of IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland; Leif Frode Onarheim, a former member of the Norwegian Parliament and current CEO of leading Norwegian fish farming company Marine Harvest.

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As of 2010 the school has 19,931 students.[citation needed] This includes 9,567 full-time students. There are 752 employees, of whom 370 are academic and 382 are administrative. There are also 674 part-time lecturers.

BI offers a full set of programs for bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, as well as executive education and tailor-made programs for businesses. The teaching languages are English (BBA and postgraduate programs) and Norwegian (majority of undergraduate programs and programs for local business life).

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