The best U.S. business schools such as Harvard or the University of Chicago still dominate the rankings and look back on a long history. However, Europe is catching up quickly by offering a large variety of MBA (Master’s of Business Administration) programmes of excellent quality. Check out an overview of some of the top European business schools offering English-taught MBA degrees.
1. ESMT Berlin, Germany
Founded by leading companies and institutes, ESMT Berlin is located right in the centre of Germany's bustling capital. ESMT Berlin 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
2. Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
With the Erasmus University, also a Dutch university made it among the best business schools in Europe. Their full-time MBA programme has been consistently ranked among 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). If you want to know what students think about the Erasmus University you can check out their reviews here.
- 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 courses, a global online MBA is offered as well. It utilises a virtual campus with asynchronous online sessions, live interactive videos, and 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 one is located in Fontainebleau, France and in parallel, the full-time 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 their 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 study 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 10 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
7. ESADE Business School, Spain
Especially when it comes to career progression, ESADE Business School is among the top European business schools. With currently 48 different nationalities represented, ESADE offers a very rich international environment.
Besides a classical full-time MBA degree, 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. You can also find out what other students think of ESADE Business School.
- Average tuition for an MBA programme: 13,500 EUR/year
Ready to study an MBA degree in Europe?
We hope that this article gave you a little overview of European business schools and their MBA programmes. However, not all of the excellent schools of management 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!
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