BI Norwegian Business School is an internationally recognized nonprofit private institution, located in Norway. Established in 1943, BI has one of Europe's largest and most productive academic environments. The research faculty is organized into eight separate departments. BI Norwegian Business School is a self-owned, nonprofit foundation whose sole focus is education and research. Any profit will be used to strengthen BI's research and learning environment in accordance with the objectives of the school. BI Norwegian Business School is one of Europe's largest business schools with around 20,000 students and 340 permanentfaculty. BI is the largest supplier of economic and administrative competence and skills in Norway with more than 200,000 graduates since 1983. BI Norwegian Business School boasts the country's leading faculty in the school's spear-head within the areas of economics, management, strategy, marketing, and finance. BI Norwegian Business School has organized its academic activities in eight separate research departments covering all of the disciplines that can be expected at a modern European business school.