Summer Programme

The BI International Summer Programme offers a four week course (10 ECTS) in Oslo, Norway in June/July every year.

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.

Course content

The course focuses on comparing Scandinavian and 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.

Participants examine intercultural management in 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 lectures, case studies, group work and company visits, and requires active participation from the students.


The final grade is based on two group presentations and an in-class quiz during the programme. See the grading system at BI Norwegian Business School.

Lectures on Norwegian Life and Society

In addition to the summer course, it is also possible for BI summer students to attend lectures on Norwegian Life and Society, which are organised by the International Summer School at the University of Oslo.

Held twice a week, these lectures are an interesting supplement to the BI summer course 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 and gender roles, literature, and culture and identity.

Please note that Norwegian Life and Society is a 'non credit' course. However, students who attend all lectures will be given a certificate of attendance.

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