The 10 Best Business Schools in Europe (in 2020)

The 10 Best Business Schools in Europe


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 student reviews with all the rankings done by the Financial Times, The Economist, and the World Economic Forum, among others.

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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. 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 schools 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, what makes 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.

Moreover, the Financial Times ranks INSEAD at #3 among the top schools for Executive Education in the world.

2. 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.

3. London Business School (United Kingdom)

According to the Financial Times, this school has been Europe’s best business school for the fourth consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), although 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, aims to drive original, provocative and actionable thinking. The environment is diverse and multicultural, which strive to equip the student with 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.”

4. University of Oxford – Saïd Business School (United Kingdom)

This Business School has a long history, which has become a place for beside studying, 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 in the real-world insights you will earn from politics of global business, the regulation of the financial service sector, 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.

5. IE Business School (Spain)

IE  shapes leaders that promote innovation and change in organisations with a global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset and a humanistic spirit. This is reached through 4 main pillars of distinction: technological immersion and a culture of innovation; entrepreneurial mindset; humanities to understand the world and finally, diverse, nationalities, cultures and ideas.

The environment of study that offers IE is so stimulating, innovative, multifaceted and motivational. It provides spaces going from robotics applied to train artificial intelligence, simulations, online-forums and real-time video conferences, to practical and interactive learning in classrooms. So which way of learning do you choose?


6. Imperial College Business School (United Kingdom)

7. ESADE Business School (Spain)

8. University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

9. IMD Business School (Switzerland)

10. SDA Bocconi (Italy)


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I sincerely hope this article has been useful for you and that you will want to find out more about the Top 10 Business School in Europe!

As a way of farewell, I leave you with more articles about European Business Schools that may interest you:

United Kingdom:

The 5 Best Business Schools in The UK Based on Student Reviews

The Best Business Schools in London


The 5 Best Business Schools in Paris

The Best Universities to Study Business in France


The 5 Best Business Schools in Germany

Universities in Germany the Best in Europe According to Students



Top Universities & Business Schools to study in Spain

The Best Business Schools in Madrid

The 6 Best Business Schools in Barcelona


Editor’s note: This article was first published on the 24th of November 2018. We’ve updated it for current readers.

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Since I was young I have been a proactive person, had the opportunity to live in different countries which allowed me to discover various cultures. Consequently, I felt deeply interested in better understanding our world; therefore I am currently studying International Relations in Blanquerna Ramon Llull University. Simultaneously with my degree I engaged in different projects led by young people to keep learning and to improve myself everyday.
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