This week at EDUopinions we want to help you find the best Business Schools in Europe. We did some digging for you and we have compared our verified student reviews with all the rankings done by the Financial Times, The Economist, QS and Bloomberg, among others.
The 10 Best Business Schools in Europe
The 10 Best Business Schools are spread across the whole of the European continent, although the UK and France have the most universities on this list! This is the “provisional” top 10 European Business Schools ranking for this year:
1. HEC Paris (France)
Reflected in its global ranking, HEC Paris School of Management aims to train the world leaders of tomorrow. Over the years, this school has earned international recognition for its unique range of programs, groundbreaking research and outstanding student body. HEC is often ranked as the most prestigious and selective business school in the world and its graduates are among the most employable globally.
Enrolling in the HEC MBA was by far the best decision I made for myself. The people and faculty are great, with lots of opportunities to meet people and expand your horizons. Very nice campus where I have had some good running sessions.
The alumni network is superb and very helpful. It also has a good support system for entrepreneurs. Would definitely recommend it!
2. London Business School (United Kingdom)
According to the Financial Times, this school has been Europe’s best business school for several years, although in the last couple of years it seems to lose its place. However, officially is the top business school in the UK. The academic courses, as it states the official site, aim to drive original, provocative and actionable thinking. The environment is diverse and multicultural, which strives to equip the student with a business and global mindset. In this way, you will be able to have the necessary tools to leave and have a profound impact on today’s business. You will experience the most diverse, world-class and rewarding business education so far. Moreover, you will develop the foremost aptitudes to be a business leader. Do you know their motto? “To have a profound impact on the way the world does business.”
London Business School is a world-leading institution with unparalleled opportunities available to its students. Expect to be surrounded by some of the brightest minds and immersed in an environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. A truly global business education for those who wish to pursue one.
3. INSEAD Business School (France)
Originally, the acronym comes from “Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires”- in English it stands for “European Institute of Business Administration”. This school has the largest graduate business school as it has campuses all over the world: in Europe (France ), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). Therefore, it encourages and promotes diversity as a source of learning and enrichment for every youth. You might be thinking, about what makes it unique and why it has risen in the rankings… The INSEAD has very personalised and comprehensive careers which aim to develop value-driven business leaders equipped with a global mindset. Therefore, this school differs from the rest due to its global perspective and its multicultural diversity.
I like a lot the case method and was very interesting the real cases we study. I like the teachers a lot, with a lot of professional experience. It was a successful experience for me, I did it while I was working, and I can introduce my knowledge immediately.
4. IESE Business School (Spain)
IESE Business School was founded in Barcelona, Spain and it has formed a valuable strategic alliance with Harvard Business School. With campuses in New York, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Barcelona, Munchen, Nairobi & Shanghai, plus many further global partnerships, the institution has been rated the best in the world for Executive Education for several years. IESE offers a wide range of management courses. Its Masters and PhD programmes include Master in Management, MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, PhD in Management and Master of Research in Management. It also provides Executive Education programmes, which vary from open programmes to flexible online programmes, allowing professionals to fit studies into their busy schedules, to custom programmes.
A worthwhile and transformative experience. The professors are world-class and the case method prepares you for real-world challenges. I am a better professional because of this program. I highly recommend the Bi-weekly program in English.
5. the University of Oxford – Saïd Business School (United Kingdom)
This Business School has a long history, which has become a place for studying, as well as to intellectually exchange and engage in important discussions. Moreover, as it is an integral part of Oxford University, you will get to know a lot of students from other courses than yours, also there is an entrepreneurship hub, where you can get to know (or who knows join) the aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs from around the campus. Studying at the University of Oxford Saïd will equip you with the necessary tools to analyse complex problems and devise pragmatic solutions throughout learning to work in a team. In this sense, you will learn from unique experts that will give you the techniques to tackle world-scale problems by employing the real-world insights you will earn from the politics of global business, the regulation of the financial service sector, and the rise of science entrepreneurship and the management of innovation. As you have seen, the success of this school is that it adapts to the present time in order to focus on the trends that define our future in order to improve the world in which we live.
I was for a one year MBA at the SBS Business School in Oxford.
Of course the program was top (as one can also see from the MBA rankings).
But on top being part of a College (Magdalen) and the overall community (Oxford Union, Oxford Wine Circle, …) added much more. Truly one of the best years in my life!
6. ESADE Business School (Spain)
7. SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy)
8. The University of Cambridge – Judge Business School (United Kingdom)
9. IMD Business School (Switzerland)
10. IE Business School (Spain)
I sincerely hope this article has been useful for you and that you will want to find out more about the Top 10 Business Schools in Europe!
As a way of farewell, I leave you with more articles about European Business Schools that may interest you:
Editor’s note: This article was first published on the 24th of November 2018. We’ve updated it for current readers.