Keeping up with the series on the best business schools, this article narrows down the focus to Europe. Europe has been a traditional center of education and research since time immemorial. Home to many oldest institutions of education, highly advanced countries, and a largely friendly regional lifestyle, Europe has been a student-favorite and will continue to be so. Students come here to study many things, but among the most popular options is business studies.
A wide range of exemplary institutions exists in the continent that has managed to secure the top spots on international rankings. They have produced several millionaires, economic advisors, politicians, businesspersons, and academicians who continue to influence the scholarship in business administration.
Let us take a look at five of these institutions:
- London Business School (LBS), The University of London, United Kingdom
A distinguished college of the University of London, LBS was founded in the year 1964 and is currently among the top 10 business schools in the world. It operates through two campuses one of them is in London and the other one in Dubai from which it operates its Executive Education. LBS is known for its comprehensive academic structure that offers a range of degree programs; these programs include Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Finance, Masters in Financial Analysis (MFA), Masters in Management (MiM), and Executive MBA.
- Said Business School (Oxford Said or SBS), University of Oxford, United Kingdom
From the venerated University of Oxford comes SBS, named after Wafic Said. Originally founded as the Oxford School of Management Studies in the year 1965, it became what it is in the following year. It offers degree programs in the field of business, finance, and management. There is just one undergraduate program in the school, which is the Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Management; its graduate programs include MBA, Executive MBA, 1+1 MBA, and MSc in Major Programme Management. There is also a doctoral degree program in Management Studies for those interested in advanced education.
- IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain
The best-ranked private university in Spain has one of the best business schools in the world. The University of Navarra’s IESE Business School was established in the year 1958 and operates through a number of campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo, and Munich. Numerous academic programs are offered here such as MBA, Executive MBA, Custom programs, Global Executive MBA, Public Leadership & Government Programs, and General Management Programs. It invests greatly in research and has founded many research centers such as the Centre for Business in Society and Institute for Media and Entertainment.
- International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland
Switzerland’s touristy appeal often overshadows its strong foothold in higher education – IMD is a prime example that shows the country’s excellent, globally acclaimed education system. The Institute is known for its open enrolment programs for senior executives, though it offers full-time degree programs. Its degree programs cover the Executive MBA and the regular MBA. The regular MBA program is a one-year program and is a highly acclaimed one globally. All the degree programs have received triple accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the European Foundation for Management Development, and the Association of MBAs.
- Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
It goes without saying that the University of Cambridge offers the best there is. Its Cambridge Judge Business School is a pride and joy of the university as it ranks among the world’s finest. When it comes to programs, the School has a lot to offer; students can opt for MBA, Master of Accounting (Cambridge MAcc), Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship, Master of Finance (MFin), MPhil Management, MPhil Finance, Executive MBA, MPhil Technology Policy, MSt Social innovation, and other custom programs. Research centers have also been established to complement academic experience; these centers include India & Global Business, Alternative Finance, and Social Innovation.
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