Top MBA Programs in Europe

IESE Business School and London Business School are placed among the top 3 in Europe for their MBA programs, according to the 2009 MBA rankings by both The Financial Times and The Economist.

Ranking Analysis:
- UK has the most number of schools ranked within the European top 20 list: 9 schools in EIU and 11 in FT.
- 8 European universities are placed in the top 20 globally for their MBA programs (FT).
- Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School is rated highly in EIU (4th regionally and 10th internationally) but it is rated 20th regionally and 75th globally in FT.
- Lancaster is placed among the top 10 in Europe according to FT but it is rated 30th regionally in EIU.
- 5 schools are placed firmly in the European top 10 in both league tables. They are LBS, IESE, IE Business School, IMD, Cambridge.

EIU European MBA Ranking (Top 20 list):
1 IESE Business School - University of Navarra (Spain)
2 IMD - International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland)
3 London Business School (Britain)
4 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium)
5 Cambridge, University of - Judge Business School (Britain)
6 HEC School of Management, Paris (France)
7 IE Business School (Spain)
8 Cranfield School of Management (Britain)
9 Henley Business School (Britain)
10 Warwick Business School (Britain)
11 INSEAD (France / Singapore)
12 Mannheim Business School (Germany)
13 ESADE Business School (Spain)
14 Ashridge (Britain)
15 University College Dublin - Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business (Ireland)
16 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands)
17 International University of Monaco (Monaco)
18 Oxford, University of - Said Business School (Britain)
19 Durham Business School (Britain)
20 Manchester Business School (Britain)

Top 20 MBA programs in Europe according to the FT Global MBA Rankings (2009):
1 London Business School (U.K.)
2 Insead (France / Singapore)
3 IE Business School (Spain)
4 Iese Business School (Spain)
5 IMD (Switzerland)
6 University of Cambridge: Judge (U.K.)
7 Esade Business School (Spain )
8 Univ of Oxford: Saïd (U.K.)
9 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands)
10 Lancaster Univ Management School (U.K.)
11 HEC Paris (France)
12 Manchester Business School (U.K.)
13 Cranfield School of Management (U.K.)
14 Warwick Business School (U.K.)
15 SDA Bocconi (Italy )
16 Imperial College Business School (U.K.)
17 Univ of Strathclyde Business School (U.K.)
18 City University: Cass (U.K.)
19 Leeds Univ Business School (U.K.)
20 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium)

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