Best European Business Schools

Best European Business Schools


If you are interested in pursuing further education in business related topics, it is probably time to make a final decision and complete your applications. Hand checking the best business schools for your postgraduate education is a good start to make the right choices for the upcoming year.

In previous posts we have offered the best political science departments worldwidetop economics departments in Europe, and the top mathematics departments worldwide. This time, as we are thinking about ways to help you choose the perfect institution for your postgraduate education, we present the best business schools in Europe.


Preparing a list of the best institutions for your studies is never easy, particularly in the case of disciplines such as business, where hundreds of organizations provide numerous rankings and classifications criteria. From private institutions to organizations focused on academia, the most common measure of rankings are the faculty publications in academic and practitioner journals, as well as the level of accreditation of the programs of the faculty. Other cases similar to the Forbes ranking are based on the return of investment achieved by graduates, according to surveys regarding topics such as pre- and post-M.B.A. compensation, career choice and location.


Solvay Brussels School of Economics and ManagementBrussels


HEC ParisParis



Mannheim Business School Featured business schoolMannheim

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementLeipzig


SDA BocconiMilan


Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityRotterdam


Stockholm School of EconomicsStockholm, Sweden

BI Norwegian Business SchoolOslo, Norway

Aalto UniversityEsbo, Finnland

Copenhagen Business SchoolCopenhagen, Denmark


IE Business SchoolMadrid




University of St GallenSt. Gallen

IMD Business SchoolLausanne

United Kingdom

Saïd Business School, University of OxfordOxford

Imperial College Business SchoolLondon

London Business SchoolLondon

Cambridge Judge Business SchoolCambridge


After revising different rankings with distinct approaches we came up with the list below, which offers multiple options concerning different institutions across the globe, with unique cultural backgrounds and teaching environments that are organized alphabetically by location. As there are many superb business schools and academic institutions, we decided to provide our readers with a Best 20 List of excellent options located in several countries around the world.

We hope this article helps you find the best business related program for your future academic and professional endeavors. If you need more information about available career paths after the completion of your business graduate degree, you can check the academic careers for MBA graduates. For a more comprehensive catalogue of business schools please feel free to check our extensive list here. If you are interested in MBA Programs and you have obtained a vast amount of professional experience and education we recommend you to check theTop 10 Execute MBA programs in Europe. If you aim to enroll in short term courses that will develop your skills in the business fields we invite you to check the top business and management summer schools.

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