In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the top MBA institutions in Europe, which features 75 business schools from across the continent. Some of the most-coveted business schools are featured in this list, including INSEAD – the first European institution to run an MBA program.
10. SDA Bocconi, Italy
The first and only Italian institution to make it into the top 10, SDA Bocconi rounds off our European list at number 10. The business school is the first in Italy to be accredited by EQUIS, and one of only 71 globally to hold the ‘triple crown’ (business schools accredited by AACSB, AMMBA and EQUIS).
For individual criteria, the school ranks third for return on investment (up from fifth last year), ninth for thought leadership, 11th for employability, 20th for entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, and 21st for diversity.
9. Cambridge Judge Business School, UK
Those in the know will have heard of the rivalry between Oxford University and Cambridge University. Affiliated with the latter is Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge which is just as prestigious in its own right.
The institution ranks second for thought leadership (only topped by its historical rival’s b-school Oxford Saïd), eighth for employability (again only one place behind Oxford Saïd), 14th for return on investment, and 20th for diversity. The 12-month MBA program costs US$74,327, but there’s a seemingly big win for students at Judge, as post-MBA salaries average US$133,822 compared to US$59,152 before starting the program.