Best Business Schools in Europe

Top MBA Colleges in United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Spain

Best business schools in Europe and the UK. The order in which the business schools are listed are not necessarily reflective of their ranking. A striking feature of the best business schools in Europe is that many of the top business schools in Europe offer a one year MBA compared to the 2-year MBA popular in top MBA colleges in the US and the rest of the world.

Many top business schools in Europe also offer a Masters in Management Program - the Business Management program that admits fresh graduates and those with minimal professional experience (less than 12 to 18 months full time experience). Click here to know the application deadlines for these best business schools in Europe.

  1. INSEAD, Paris, France

    INSEAD, recognized as the best business school in Europe offers a One Year Full Time MBA. INSEAD has an Europe Campus in France and an Asian campus in Singapore. Admissions to the program is through a single pool of application for both the campuses. There are two opportunities to start your MBA each year - in both Fontainebleau and Singapore: January to December and August to July. INSEAD also offers a Doctoral in Management program. An INSEAD PhD student will be able to specialise in one of the eight areas : Accounting, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Strategy and Technology and Operations Management.


  2. London Business School, London, England

    London Business School, the most renowned business school in the UK offers a Full Time MBA program, a Masters in Management, Executive MBA, a Masters in Finance and a Doctoral program in Management.

    The full time MBA program offered by LBS can be completed between 15 and 21 months from the date of starting the MBA program. The MIM program takes 12 months and the Master in Finance program takes 10 or 16 months.


  3. IMD, Switzerland

    IMD Switzerland, one of the best business schools in Europe, offers a One year full time MBA program and an Executive MBA program that can be completed in 16 months or over several years.

    Applications for the full time one year MBA can be made in one of the five rounds starting February of the previous calendar to September of the previous calendar year. The school admits approximately 90 students who have between 4 and 9 years of professional experience before starting their MBA at IMD. The EMBA program offered by IMD is spread over 9 weeks of out of office training and 50 weeks of distance learning.


  4. IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain

    ESE, Spain offers a 19 month full time MBA program that is bilingual, an executive MBA program and a Doctoral program in Management.

    IESE, Spain admits over 275 students to its 19 month full time MBA program with over 80% of them being international students. Application for the full time MBA program at IESE can be made in one of the four rounds. International students are advised to apply before the 3rd round and not wait for the last round. Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D at IESE can specialize in one of the 11 areas including Marketing, Finance and Strategy.


  5. IE, Madrid, Spain

    IE, one of the 2 top business schools in Spain offers a Masters in Management(MIM) aimed at fresh university graduates without significant professional experience, a full time MBA program aimed at graduates with good number of years of professional experience, an executive MBA program, a Masters in Finance and a Doctoral Program in Management.

    The length of the MIM program is 10 months and the medium of instruction is English or Spanish or biligual. The length of the full time MBA program is 13 months and the average student will have had 5 years of professional experience when he or she starts the program at IE. The Master in Finance program is a 10 month program with the medium of instruction being English.


  6. Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, a top business school in Europe, offers a Full Time International MBA that commences in October each year. In addition, the best business school of The Netherlands offers various Masters programs such as Masters in Finance, Masters in HR. RSM also offers a Doctoral program in Management.

    RSM NL offers two undergraduate or bachelor degree programs in Management - BSC Business Administration and BSC International Business Administration (IBA).


  7. The Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK

    The Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, a top b school in the United Kingdom offers a one year Full Time MBA that begins in September of a year and ends by August of the following year. The Judge Business School admits around 140 to 150 students a year. An average student who joins the MBA program at Judge will have around 7 years of professional experience prior to taking up the MBA program at Judge Business School.

    Judge Business School also offers many M.Phil programs, a Master of Finance, an Executive MBA program and a Doctoral program in Management./p>


  8. Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK

    The Said Business School, University of Oxford, offers an Undergraduate Program leading to an Oxford BA in Economics and Management and a One Year Full Time MBA program. The Business School admits over 200 students each year to its MBA program with a vast majority of over 90% being international students. An average student at the MBA program will have had 6 years of experience prior to joining Oxford's MBA program.

    Said Business School also offers a D Phil in Management Studies. A doctoral student may specialize in either financial economics or management research.


  9. SDA Bocconi, Bocconi University School of Management, Milan, Italy

    SDA Bocconi, located at the heart of Milan offers a One Year Full Time MBA and admits about 90 to 100 students. An average student at SDA Bocconi will have had 5 years of professional experience prior to starting the MBA program. The B school also offers three other MBA variants - Global Executive MBA, Executive MBA and an Evening Executive MBA.

    SDA Bocconi also offers over a dozen Full Time Masters programs in Management - from Master of Public Management to Master in Fashion, Experience, and Design Management.


  10. Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK

    Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick, offers many undergraduate programs leading to a BSc degree in one of the many specializations - Accounting & Finance, International Business, International Management, Information System Management & Innovation.

    Warwick offers a similar bouquet of masters programs in management leading to an MSc in one of the over dozen specializations. The school offers four flexible MBA programs and a Doctoral program with two specializations - general management and business and a specialized Ph.D in finance. The doctoral program at Warkwick ranks among the best in the world.


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