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Top MBA programs in Europe
25 August, 2009 17:26
In recent years, there has been an explosion of European MBA
programs. And with it, comes an inevitable explosion of MBA rankings as well.
While different rankings rate schools on different criteria, here are some of
the consistent top performers on most European MBA rankings.
Business School, UK
A consistent top performer, LBS offers a 15-21 month MBA
course at its campus in the heart of London.
It boasts of students from 120 countries, networking opportunities with over
28,000 alumni from across the globe and 34 International Exchange schools that
you can partner with during your study here. The next program starts in August
2009 and the course fee is £45,500.
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Another top pick amongst business schools, Insead boasts of
two fully-integrated campuses in France
and students from over 70 different nationalities. Time pressed students will
be happy to know that the MBA course is completed in a compact 10 months. It’s
probably too late to apply for the next program that begins in September 2009
but there’s another one that starts in January 2010. Tuition fees are €51,000.
HEC Paris, France
HEC Paris currently tops the FT list of European Business
Schools. It offers a highly valued 16 months MBA program that is structured
around two, eight month periods. It also offers many intensive, optional
language courses throughout the program. Tuition fees are €42,000 and as with
most other reputed MBA programs, they also offer scholarships and loans.
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Based in Lausanne, Switzerland,
IMD’s ‘Real world. Real learning’ approach has made it a hit amongst European
business schools. The school boasts of an international alumni consisting of
over 98 nationalities and a diverse faculty as well comprising of professors
form over 19 countries. It has been ranked as the number 1 program by Forbes,
FT and the Economist and is definitely one of the more prestigious programs
across the continent. The MBA course is fitted into a 11 months curriculum and
costs CHF 58,000 for tuition fees. The five application deadlines for the
program are February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1 and September 1.
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Business School, Spain
The IESE Business
School is also a topper on many
business school rankings. It was ranked number 2 in the world and number 2 in Europe
by Economist in 2008 and FT ranked it number 2 in Europe
and number 5 in the world for 2008. It boats of a multicultural faculty and
student profile. The IESE MBA is a two year program that’s conducted in its
campus in Barcelona and costs
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Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
RSM offers a 12 month, full time international MBA program
that’s ranked among Europe’s top MBA programs. It boasts
of a multicultural environment with students from over 80 countries. Tuition
fees costs €36,000 and the application deadline for the next program is October 5th, 2009.
Esade Business School
The Esade Business
School offers a flexible MBA
program that allows you to customize your MBA experience. While all candidates
start at the same time, you can choose to complete the program in 12, 15 or 18
months according to your personal situation and preference. The program has
been consistently ranked within the top 10 MBA programs form across Europe
by a number of polls. The full time MBA costs €52,000 and application deadlines
occur throughout the year.
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This highly ranked school offers a truly European experience
with campuses spread across Paris, Berlin,
and Turin. Candidates are offered
the opportunity to rotate amongst these campuses. The MBA is an 18 month full
time program and applications are accepted from February to December. The next
program starts in January 2010. Tuition fees for the 18 month program are
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Please note that the costs mentioned above are for tuition
fees only. Depending on the duration of your course and your lifestyle, you’ll
have to also factor in living expenses, cost of books etc. Also bear in mind
that most of the descriptions above are for full time MBA programs, but most if
not all of the universities also offer part time programs.
Good luck with your
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out of Munich
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