Top Business Schools in Europe

Following are some of the top ranking business schools in Europe, regularly placed among the very best in the region and in the world for their MBA/EMBA and business programs:

IESE Business School - University of Navarra (Spain)
- No. 1 in the world for its full time M.B.A. in the Economist Rankings 2009.
- No. 4 in Europe in the FT MBA League Table 2009.
- It has exchange agreements with world’s leading business schools such as the Haas School of Business, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Indian School of Business, etc.

Durham Business School (UK)
- It offers one of the best ranked distance MBA programs (listed as one of the Top 42 Distance Learning MBA programmes in the world by the Financial Times in 2009.
- The Accelerated MBA programme has been placed in the top 15 internationally by The Wall Street Journal.
- The University has been named as one of the UK's top five universities according to The Complete University Guide.

London Business School (UK)
- No. 1 in the European MBA Rankings by Whitefield Consulting Worldwide (2007).
- No. 1 in the FT Global MBA Rankings (joint first with Wharton School in 2009).
- Top 3 among the Best Global MBAs published by CNN Expansion in 2008.

Judge Business School (UK)
- A business school of the University of Cambridge (A top two university in the world, according to the QS University Ranking 2009).
- No. 1 in Britain according to the biennial Forbes Global Rankings for one year MBA programmes (2007).
- The Cambridge MBA offers a number of concentrations such as Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health, etc.

Henley Business School (UK)
- It has triple accreditations from the AACSB, European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the AMBA.
- No. 1 in Britain and No. 6 in the world for Career Progression (Financial Times 2007).
- Henley MBA is placed among the European top 10 programs by EIU (2009).

Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
- No. 3 globally in the Ranking Web of World Business Schools (July 2009).
- No. 22 in the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2009.
- It is accredited by EQUIS and AMBA (UK).

INSEAD (France)
- No. 1 among one year international MBA programs and it has the highest ROI (return on investment) of all schools (Forbes 2009).
- It also offers an accelerated 10-month MBA programme.
- It has formed strategic alliance with another world's leading school: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

IMD - International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland)
- The Executive Education: non degree program is ranked Number One outside the US (FT 2009).
- No. 1 in Europe for open enrollment programs (FT 2008).
- It has been the placed among the Top 10 Non-US MBA by Business Week.

List of other famous business schools in Europe:
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium)
HEC School of Management, Paris (France)
Cranfield School of Management (Britain)
Mannheim Business School (Germany)
University College Dublin - Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business (Ireland)
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands)
University of Edinburgh Business School (Britain)
Aston Business School (Britain)
Trinity College Dublin Ireland
Audencia Nantes School of Management (France)
EDHEC Business School (France)
Smurfit (University of College Dublin) Ireland
Grenoble Graduate School of Business (France)
Nottingham University Business School (Britain)
Nyenrode Business Universiteit (Netherlands)

* The above schools have been placed amongst the leading M.B.A. providers by international publications. There are many other prestigious B-schools in the region, to view the rankings: WCW European MBA Rankings ; Top MBA in Europe.