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Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
BI Norwegian Business School

Established in 1943, BI Norwegian Business School is one of Europe’s leading research-based business schools housing 26 different research centers. With over 20,000 students, BI is the largest business school in Norway and the second largest in Europe focusing on marketing, business strategy, organizational behavior, business administration, business law, finance and social economics. The university has six different campuses across Norway with the main one being in Oslo. The three international accreditations EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB give BI the highly prestigious Triple Crown status as one of only 70 business schools worldwide.

Norway is the “Land of the Midnight Sun.” It is one of the least densely populated countries in all of Europe and is renowned for its beautiful countryside. Norway offers an interesting mix of booming industries such as oil and gas while still remaining particularly active in environmental protection. The capital of Norway, Oslo, is surrounded by fjords and unspoiled natural woodlands. Oslo is perfect for exploring by foot and boasts world class museums, outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, kayaking and sailing during the day and then a lively nightlight at night.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Norwegian
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (August to December)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)
  • Academic year (August to June)
  • Summer II (June to July)


As part of the exchange program, students have a wide variety of courses taught in English to choose freely from that are offered by the Business School. Courses include everything from international economics to investment analysis. The BI Norwegian Business School is on the ECTS grading system. A total of 30 ECTS make up an entire semester with each 7.5 credits for undergraduate class and 6 credits for master level courses. For a full course load, undergraduate students choose four classes while masters students take five courses. While studying in Norway, exchange students also have the opportunity to take Norwegian language classes.

Additionally, students have the option to study at BI Norwegian Business School during the summer semester. Exchange students will be exposed to the intercultural business environment from the Scandinavian perspective and Norwegian shipping and global corporations.  


Housing is guarantee for international exchange students. Since housing in Oslo is at a premium, BI works with two different housing providers to arrange student accommodations. BSN provides housing for only students attending BI while SiO arranges accommodations for all students living in Oslo. All apartments or dorms have private furnished bedrooms with shared kitchens and living areas. Internet is included in all accommodations.


One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page. 

Helpful Links

BI Homepage
BI Exchange Program
BI Exchange Student Brochure
BI Exchange Student Survival Guide
BI Course Offerings
BI Summer Program
BI Student Accommodations
BI Business School Photo Gallery
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center of International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Norway Travel Guide
Oslo City Guide
Currency Converter
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain


For detailed information about the exchange program at BI Norwegian Business School, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.