BI has always focused on being innovative and future-oriented. As early as 1963, the decision was made to concentrate on languages at the school, and a modern language laboratory was purchased. Four years later, BI purchased the school’s first computer. At that time, there was only one other computer in Norway. BI’s three-year Bachelor of Management programme was granted government funding in 1969, which provided motivation and drive to expand and improve the programme. In 1983, BI took on its first four professors, and in 1985, BI was awarded the Master in Business and Economics title, which has had great significance for BI’s recognition as a business school.