7 Top Business Schools for an MBA in Europe in 2018 Choose a university

Author: Jennifer Weingarten

Renowned U.S. business schools such as Harvard or the University of Chicago still dominate the rankings and look back on a long history. Europe, however, is catching up quickly and is nowadays offering a large variety of MBA programmes of excellent quality. This article gives an overview of some of the top business universities in Europe offering English-taught MBAs.

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1. ESMT Berlin, Germany

Founded by leading companies and institutes, ESMT Beriln  is located right in the centre of Germany's bustling capital. ESMT Beriln regularly appears in the tops of international MBA rankings and has an excellent reputation. Besides an MBA and an executive MBA programme, the school also offers open enrollment and customized executive education programmes. 

Average tuition for an MBA programme: 25,000 EUR/year

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2. Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

With the Erasmus University, also a Dutch university made it among the top business schools in Europe. Their full-time programme has been consistently ranked around the Top 30 programmes worldwide and Top 5 in Europe. The Erasmus University is especially known for its experimental learning environments by living management and the Personal Leadership Development (PLD).

Average tuition for an MBA programme: 2,000 EUR/year

3. IE Business School, Spain

IE Business School is another renowned business school from Spain that regularly ends up in the Top 20 of international MBA rankings. The MBA programmes are offered in English as well as in Spanish and besides the regular MBA programmes, also a global online MBA is offered. It utilises a virtual campus with asynchronous online sessions and live interactive video ones together with integration days on campus.

Average tuition for an MBA programme: 26,200 EUR/year

4. INSEAD Business School, France 

One of the unique features of INSEAD is its dual-campus structure. The European is located in Fontainebleau, France and in parallel, the MBA programme also runs on the second campus in Singapore. Students on both campuses are from very diverse backgrounds providing a rich multicultural experience. For its accelerated 10-month MBA programme, students can choose from a wide variety of more than 70 elective courses, optimally supporting the individual goals.

Average tuition for an MBA programme: 77,000 EUR/year

5. Bocconi University, Italy

Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, has a long history in providing quality programmes in fields of economics, business and finance. Most programmes are English-taught and include practical training and internship opportunities. The institution collaborates with numerous companies and offers students the chance to engage in international exchange programmes across the world.

Average tuition for an MBA programme: 12,700 EUR/year

6. Warwick Business School, United Kingdom

Warwick Business School is located in Coventry, England and is not only a regular in the top 1 MBA rankings - but also a great business research centre. Besides classical MBA programmes, several double-degree programmes are offered as an answer to the need for multidisciplinary knowledge. 

Average tuition for an MBA programme: 21,000 EUR/year

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7. ESADE Business School, Spain  

Especially when it comes to career progression, ESADE is among the top business schools worldwide. With currently 48 different nationalities represented, ESADE offers a very international environment. Besides a classical full-time MBA, ESADE also offers a part-time executive MBA as well as a Global Executive MBA that is conducted in Washington, DC, Barcelona & Madrid, New York and Bangalore.

Average tuition for an MBA programme: 13,500 EUR/year

We hope that this article gave you a little overview on business schools and their MBA programmes in Europe. However, by far not all of the excellent business school have been mentioned here. Make sure to check out more than 800 MBA programmes offered in Europe in order to find the best one for you!

Check out up-to-date rankings from World University Ranking 2018 and Shanghai Ranking 2017.

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