Bifröst University is a private non-profit institution. The highest governing body at Bifröst is its five-member Board of Governors.
The fifteen-member Council of Representatives is the highest authority in the affairs of the University as they relate to operating activities and financial matters.
The University Council is the highest authority in the internal affairs of the University. The University Council sets teaching and research policy, in consultation with the Education and Research Board. It also makes decisions on overall teaching practices, quality systems, internal campus relations and matters concerning the academic community as a whole.
The Board of Governors appoints the Rector, who is responsible in turn to the Board of Governors for the financial management of the University and its day-to-day operation. The Rector represents the University in dealings with employees, students and external parties.
The Vice-Rector manages the University’s academic activities, both teaching and research, and is accountable to the Rector and University Council for the quality of studies, teaching and research at the University. The Vice-Rector acts as Rector in the Rector’s absence.
The Academic Council makes decisions regarding the content of study programmes and individual courses and discusses matters involving enforcement of University rules not directly under the jurisdiction of the University Council. It also makes recommendations to the University Council on academic policy and development, to the Rector on the appointment of permanent members of the teaching staff and to the Vice-Rector on the appointment of sessional lecturers.
Decisions of the Academic Council may be appealed to the University Council.
There are three departments at Bifröst University: The Department of Business,Department of Law and Department of Social Sciences. In addition, there is aDepartment of Preparatory Studies for students not meeting the minimum requirements for admission to undergraduate programmes. Bifröst University also engages in continuing education.
The Rector’s Office oversees central administration at Bifröst University. Two divisions, the Academic Services Division and Operations and Finance Division, provide administration support services for all departments at Bifröst University.