Aspiring business professionals are presenting themselves at universities across the world to study for MBA courses. Whatever industry they are heading for, a good quality business degree gives them a firm grounding in the tenets of modern commerce.
But if you’re thinking of where you would like to study, what are your options? EDUopinions has given you details of eight of the top-rated business schools in Europe right here.
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Said Business School, Oxford, UK
Founded in 1996, Said Business School is part of the illustrious University of Oxford. It maintains a reputation for well-constructed and comprehensive education in all business disciplines. These include emerging assets of business such as social innovation and digital marketing, as well as more traditional subjects such as finance, tax, and management studies.
Cambridge Judge Business School, UK
Cambridge Judge has been known since 1990 as one of the most prestigious research universities in the world. Nestled in the historic university town of Cambridge it offers research and education opportunities centred on inter-disciplinary courses, with access to latest knowledge on business innovation and entrepreneurship.
Mannheim Business School, Germany
Ranked as the number one business school in Germany by the Financial Times, Mannheim Business School has specialised in fostering leadership skills since the early 20th century. With a focus on research led education, the school seeks to attract high-quality scholars and teachers to facilitate deep level understanding of economics, social sciences, and business innovation.
IESE Business School, Spain
For more than sixty years the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra has cultivated a reputation of excellence. Now operating business schools across the world, it has consistently maintained very high rankings for Executive Education and MBA’s in the Financial Times. Along with high-quality professional business education, it has developed a worldwide network of schools and partnerships, which bring with it some fantastic opportunities for collaborative research.
Established in 1957 by Georges Doriot – the father of venture capitalism – INSEAD operates three schools across the world, the first of which was founded at Fontainebleau just outside of Paris. For those seeking a US model of business school, the set up of INSEAD will seem refreshingly familiar. In 2016 and 2017 it was ranked first in the Financial Times Global MBA ranking and a close second in 2018.
London School of Economics, UK
Founded way back in 1895, the London School of Economics is one of the most distinguished schools of economics in the world. ‘As a public research university it has proved a crucial resource for many of the world’s foremost leaders in politics and economics, including many presidents, prime ministers, and Nobel winners,’ says Ryan Erskine, a regular contributor to Draftbeyond and Writinity. ‘Along with countless world-class course to choose from, the LSE offers students a unique chance to network with the leaders of the future.’ LSE does not fall under the category of ‘business school’ but nevertheless offers world-renowned business programmes as part of its courses of study.
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Switzerland’s foremost educational institution, ETH Zurich is a multidisciplinary university that seeks to form collaborative links between science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business. It forms an integral part of the economic arm of the Swiss government and innumerable Nobel recipients. While the institution as a whole is not a business school, it offers renowned business programmes through its Department of Management.
UPF Barcelona School of Management
UPF Barcelona School of Management is a part of Pompeu Fabra University. The school of management does well in international rankings and provides a wide range of business courses at various levels. Alongside its academics, periods of work experience are undertaken by students. Internationality is strong on campus with attendees from all over the world.
Porto Business School, Portugal
Developed through a collaboration of many of the large companies of Portugal, Porto Business School has had over 30 years of training and educational experience. Often placed among the highest rankings for its MBA and Executive Courses, the courses are structures around gaining real-world insight and innovation in business.
EU Business School, Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany
First established in Antwerp in 1973, EU Business School now spans across many countries in the EU, with campuses in Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux and Munich. The MBA Programmes, offered at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and across many industries, have consistently achieved high rankings with Quacquarelli and CEO Magazines.
Montpellier Business School, France
As one of the oldest management schools in Europe, having been founded in 1897, Montpellier Business School has achieved international acclaim. In 2011 it obtained a rare AACSB accreditation and has also been granted AMBA accreditation for its MBA – making uniquely positioned to offer top-quality accredited education.
University of Roehampton, UK
Under the umbrella of the University of Roehampton, the Roehampton Business School offers courses on all aspects of business, culminating in an MBA which is fully recognised by the Chartered Management Institute. The University has been recognised as one of the best teaching facilities in London, often ranked ahead of other, better-known universities such as Goldsmiths and Brunel.