As the famous business woman, Estee Lauder once claimed, “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”
And that’s exactly what hundreds of thousands of aspiring business students aim to do to reach their career goals next year.
To help steer future business entrepreneurs and innovators towards a dynamic school that invests in their potential, Financial Times has released its annual ranking of the top 25 business schools in Europe.
Acting as the bridge between students and their success, business schools have the contacts and courses to trigger agile talent and to motivate today’s multi-generational workplace.
As data shows, business school graduates also have a strong hiring demand on their side.
According to the Corporate Recruiters Survey 2018 by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), American and European companies offer the top two highest median starting base for MBA graduates, at US$105,000 and US$65,000 respectively.
Therefore, studying business abroad in Europe is a strategic move for all.
— GMAC Updates (@GMACUpdates) June 22, 2018
Key findings of the FT ranking
Securing the prime place for another year is London Business School in the UK, situated in the heart of a thriving business capital, the school has paired its location with exceptional learning standards.
Dramatically dropping from third place to 20th place is IE Business School in Spain. Offering a technology-based learning ecosystem, the school still remains in the top 25, yet there is an obvious gap between their 2017 and 2018 rankings. Perhaps the other schools are boosting their technological techniques too?
Positioned at number 25 is Stockholm School of Economics, showing great improvement from last year. As a school that first opened its doors in 1909, it’s great to see that the school has remained relevant and influential in this day and age.
— Business Education (@ftbized) December 5, 2018
For a closer look at the results, here’s the full ranking of the FT best business schools in Europe:
|Rank 2018||Rank 2017||School Name||Country|
|1||1||London Business School||UK|
|3||5||Insead||France / Singapore / UAE|
|4||4||University of St Gallen||Switzerland|
|5||7||Iese Business School||Spain / US|
|7||10||IMD Business School||Switzerland|
|8||23||Essec Business School||France|
|9||9||Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University||Netherlands|
|10||12||University of Oxford: Saïd||UK|
|11||13||ESCP Europe||FR / GB / DE / ES / IT / PL|
|12||15||Warwick Business School||UK|
|13||11||University of Cambridge: Judge||UK|
|14||14||Edhec Business School||France|
|15||8||Esade Business School||Spain|
|16||15||City University: Cass||UK|
|17||30||Cranfield School of Management||UK|
|18||15||Mannheim Business School||Germany|
|19||20||Imperial College Business School||UK|
|20||3||IE Business School||Spain|
|21||22||EMLyon Business School||France / Morocco / China|
|22||19||Vlerick Business School||Belgium|
|23||24||University College Dublin: Smurfit||Ireland|
|25||27||Stockholm School of Economics||Sweden / Russia / Latvia|