Norway holds the top international ranking in the human development index, with an abundance of key natural resources. Traditionally focused on sea transport and shipping, industries have expanded to include petroleum, hydropower and advanced information technology innovations. The capital of Oslo is devoutly international with more than 20% of the population foreign born. Much of the wide reaching city is covered in protected forest and as one strolls down the pedestrian shopping streets they are only moments away from isolated wilderness. Situated at the very tip of Oslofjord, the city is surrounded by more than 1,000 kilometers of downhill and cross-country ski trails in every direction.
BI is one of Norway’s largest institutions, and with 60% market share of business and industry education, it is the largest single provider of applied business knowledge in the country. BI leads in delivering quality, relevance, and—with ultra-modern learning facilities—an inspiring learning environment. It is ranked in top 20 schools in Europe by Eduniversal, an international business school ranking authority. BI educational focus is to develop competencies that promote value creation and innovation. BI attracts many of the country's leading faculty in economics, management, strategy, marketing. and finance. Extensive links with the majority of Norway’s key enterprises build relationships that serve Carlson School students throughout their careers.
Fall semester: August to December
Spring semester: January to June
When selecting a semester exchange program, students should take note of academic calendars that differ significantly from the University of Minnesota. Consider potential conflicts such as holidays, family events, graduation ceremonies, and summer jobs/internships early in the selection process.
Students are enrolled in 15 Carlson School S/N International Business (IBUS 5100) credits for a semester at BI and take a total of 30 ECTS credits at BI to meet the minimum requirements. This amounts to approximately five classes, depending on the course.
Classes at BI are offered in both English and Norwegian, with a substantial catalog of classes in English. Carlson School exchange students are able to choose from a variety of subjects, including:
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
|Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*)||$2,500|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$1,100|
|Documentation** (passport, visa, immunization)||$360|
|Books and Materials||$200|
|Room and/or Board||$5,000|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$3,000|
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
**Subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the
To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:
The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 28th priority deadline prior to the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.
Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee, and selection notifications are sent out within one month of the priority deadline or receipt of application during rolling admission. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies
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