Top 10 Business Schools in Europe: MBA Acceptance Rates

Top 10 Business Schools in Europe: MBA Acceptance Rates


Are you planning to start your business studies soon or have you already applied and are awaiting the results? You are in the right place! EDUopinions will explore the MBA acceptance rates at the top 10 Business Schools in Europe.

Acceptance rates

Higher the competition lower the acceptance rate is. The acceptance rate is basically the proportion of applicants that the Business School admits. Here are the MBA acceptance rates at top European business schools according to Poets and Quants:

Comparing Mannheim and Warwick Business School, we can see that there is a big difference between the two acceptance rates.

According to Poets and Quants, London Business School’s applications went down by 10% for its MBA programme in the 2017-2018 admissions season. However, European schools are increasing MBA enrollments. LBS increased its MBA intake from five to six streams this year, thanks to the opening of a new building. In addition, LBS is not worried about the applicant decline, in fact, it is seen as the sort of blip administrators often see.

The quality of MBA applications to elite programmes is much higher than before. Business Schools select candidates on the basis of diversity of industry, function, and geography. When we explore the falls in the application in the USA, it surfaced that the falls were among the overseas applicants. The strict H-1B visa policies make it hard to secure US work authorization and that resulted in falls in applicants in the US. However, apparently, Europe did not benefit from this. Of course, some of the students redirected their interest to European business schools but some of them might have found themselves applying for Asian countries as well.


No matter the MBA acceptance rate of the Business School you are interested in, you should give it a try and send an application in. You never know what might happen. Speaking of applications, have you already taken your GMAT Test?

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Nikita is one of the main authors at EDUopinions, specialised in Higher Education and focused on business studies analysis. She is a digital nomad who works while travelling.

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