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The 5 Best Business Schools in Northern Europe


As we know, many students study abroad each semester, each favouring one place than another. Nordic countries, such as Norway, Denmark, Estonia and Finland, are gaining popularity because of their beautiful landscapes, their method of teaching, and their good way of living. Today, EDUopinions will explore the 5 best Business Schools in Northern Europe.

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Business schools in Northern Europe

Bi Norwegian Business School

This is the largest business school in Norway and also one of the most prestigious schools in the country. This school has had more than 200,000 graduates since 1983. BI Norwegian Business School was founded in 1943  by Finn Øien as Bedriftøkonomisk Institutt. It offers a full set of bachelor programmes, masters programmes and of course MBAs. They teach in both English and Norwegian. BI Norwegian Business School is the only Norwegian business school that has received the three most prestigious international accreditations. In other words, your degree will be recognised and valued all over the world, which will increase your employability.

They offer executive MBA education tailored for experienced professionals. They offer the following courses:

  • Executive MBA
  • Executive Master of Energy
  • Executive Master of Management
  • Bi-Fudan MBA programme

The BI Executive MBA gives you a better insight into global markets and improves your ability to make good strategic decisions. These are part-time programmes and last 18 months. Each programme consists of core courses, specialisation courses – depending on the students choice -, a consultancy project, and a Leadership Development Programme. These programmes allow you to work full-time alongside studying and to actively contribute your new-found knowledge to your company.

Tallinn University of Technology

This is the only technological university in Estonia. Tallinn University of Technology, also referred to as TalTech, is a modern and internationally successful institute, with a long academic history. This university is known to have some of the best housing and sporting facilities. This university is always open to welcoming international students who will add value to the university and who are constantly improving their practical and theoretical knowledge and skills.

Their International Business Administration (MBA)  programme focuses on specific areas such as entrepreneurship, corporate finance, and ethical issues in the EU. After studying this course, you can expect to be an expert on international business and have the opportunity to study the business environment in the Baltic countries, Scandinavia, Russia, and the EU. This is a two years full-time Masters course. The MBA is taught in English with a tuition fee of 3100 EUR/year.

University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is one of the largest and oldest institutions in Finland. They have a multidisciplinary academic community that solves problems that concern people on a global scale. They have a community of 40.000 students. With, only a few Nordic universities have reached the top 100. The University of Helsinki is usually among the top four with the Karolinska Institutet, the University of Copenhagen and the Aarhus University.  Its also regarded as the best university in Finland.

Among their programmes, there is the Masters Programme in International Business Law (IBL), where you increase and deepen your knowledge and understanding of business law, including contract law, company law, intellectual property law, competition law, and commercial dispute resolution.

Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School is a Danish public university, which is located in the heart of Denmark’s capital. This school was founded in 1917 when it was established by the Danish Society for the Advancement of Business Education and Research (FUHU). Currently, CBS has  20,000 students and 1,500 employers, making it one of the largest business schools in Europe.

It offers a wide range of business-oriented programmes. Most of the programmes are taught in English, which is why many international students come to study at CBS. The CBS campus was completed in 2000. It is home to state-of-the-art facilities and the latest technologies and equipment, in order to provide its students with the best training possible.

CBS offers three triple-accredited MBA programmes, all designed to stretch your mind and challenge your perspectives. They offer a full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Executive certificates, and Executive MBA in Shipping and logistics.

The MBA at CBS focuses on the Scandinavian business model – a model that prides itself on its ethical decision making, social responsibility and green agenda. CBS is among an exclusive group of business schools worldwide to hold the triple crown of international accreditations: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.

University of Iceland

The University of Iceland is one of the oldest and largest schools in Iceland. The School has been educating future managers and specialists in the field of business studies for over 80 years, since 1938. The Master’s programmes at the School of Business are all taught in Icelandic at the moment. However, the School offers two courses taught in English for international students at the graduate level.

They offer a different kind of business administration programmes in English as well. Expressions and Communications, Diversity management, market planning, management and growth of companies.


Whether you would like to study in Denmark, Norway, or Estonia for example, there is a wide range of business schools and programmes to choose from. The above-mentioned are the 5 best Business Schools in Northern Europe.

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