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  • Locations: Oslo, Norway
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Shared Apt., Student Arranged Language Pre-requisite: none
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: No
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
No Internship: No
Advisor: Brita Doyle Minimum GPA: 3
Class Level Required for Admission: Junior standing
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is this program right for you?

BI Summer Program LogoThis program is right for business students who wish to take a demanding business class in the field of intercultural management. The class is taught in English directly alongside local Norwegian and other international students.  In today’s global world an understanding of what happens when people from different cultures meet and work together is quite essential for managers and leaders. Come learn about this in Norway over the summer!


A study abroad semester at the BI Norwegian Business School allows students to prepare themselves for an international career by exposing them to different cultures and business philosophies. 

BI is a future oriented business school. This not only shows in research and teaching carried out, but also in the commitment to constantly updating and improving teaching facilities. The school opened its new main campus in 2005, which is centrally located in an emerging and pulsating business area in Oslo.

BI Norwegian Business School is the largest provider of higher education in the area of management in Norway, and one of the largest in Europe.  

Summer Course: Intercultural Management: a Norwegian/Scandinavian perspective

FjordThe course focuses on comparing Scandinavian/Norwegian cultures with other cultures in the international business arena. This context will provide the backdrop for understanding and applying research on culture, communication and management. We will examine intercultural management in some specific global industries where Norwegian firms have excelled. We will also investigate how people from different cultures meet in a Scandinavian context where values of gender equality dominate and specific employment rules and rights must be applied.
The course consists of 5  AU credits and will be taught using lectures, case studies, group work and company visits. 
More information can be found here on BI's website.
Parallel to BI’s summer program, it is possible to attend classes on Norwegian Life and Society that are organized in the framework of the International Summer School at The University of Oslo. These classes (twice a week) are an interesting complement to the BI classes and will enable participants to dive into various aspects of Norwegian society. Topics covered include Norwegian history, political system, welfare state, economy, environmental issues, women’s position, literature, culture and identity. 
Please note that Norwegian Life and Society is a 'non credit' course. Students who attend all classes can be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Course Equivalency

Click here to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.  

Student Life

BI Norway StudentsFew other capitals can offer such a variety and activities and scenery as Oslo. You may have breakfast at the beach watching the seagulls following a fishing boat or choose to have lunch at a downtown café listening to the sounds of the city. For dinner you can most probably find a restaurant true to your taste, from whichever part of the world you are. And at night you may choose to throw yourself into a throbbing nightlife or sit around a bonfire with your friends in the woods overlooking the city.

Oslo is big enough for all this to happen, but still small enough for you to do it all in a day! 

Housing & Meals

BI Norwegian Business School assists international exchange students in finding accommodation in student housing complexes, through a housing providers called BSN. The housing is located off-campus, and range from a five-minute walk to a 15 minute ride on public transportation away from the BI campus. The housing is apartment style. Students have a single or double room, and share kitchen, bathroom, and living areas with 1-5 other students, depending on the placement.

More information about housing in Oslo can be found on the BI Accommodation website.

Visa Information

It is the student's responsibility to find out what documentation is needed for the visa. It is also the student's responsibility to apply for the appropriate visa or residence permits that he or she will need in order to enter Norway.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/01/2017
Varies by program 06/24/2017 07/21/2017

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.