2. INSEAD, France
In silver position for our 2019 European ranking is INSEAD. INSEAD was the first institution in Europe to offer an MBA and remains one of the world’s best locations for studying the course, and globally it’s ranked sixth. As well as topping the European ranking, in the specific criteria it ranks sixth for entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, third for employability and thought leadership, and 10th for return on investment.
The 10-month MBA program costs US$100,909, with graduates earning on average US$104,600 up from US$55,200 pre-MBA.
1. London Business School, UK
Reigning supreme for the European region is London Business School, which has climbed from third position in 2018. This famous institution was founded in response to the success of schools in the US and continues to be a top performer to this day (ranking fourth in the global table). It ranks first for employability, fourth for entrepreneurship and alumni outcomes, as well as fourth for thought leadership and 16th for diversity.
LBS offers a 21-month MBA program which costs US$92,718, however, salaries jump from US$70,903 to US$107,931 post-graduation.
David Simpson, Admissions Director, MBA & MiF says, “We have just welcomed our most global MBA class to date with no more than about 20 percent from any region, more than 60 nationalities per class, and a network of alumni spanning more than 150 countries worldwide.
“The class size too has grown. We now have 485 MBAs and women make up 40 percent of the class.
“Our MBA is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our students and those of the global business economy.
“We have added more analytics content to our MBA. The new talent war is not just for data scientists. Increasingly it’s about people who understand how to turn the results of data analysis into value-creating strategy. Our MBAs are uniquely placed to speak both languages.”