Every year, the Financial Times releases a list of the top business schools in the world for studying an MBA
The FT’s Global MBA ranking for 2018 took data from business schools, including average salaries, the average increase in salary graduates experience three years after finishing their degree, and the percentage of grads in work three months after finishing school.
It then collated that data to create a list of the 100 best business schools in the world for doing an MBA.
Many of the top schools are in the US, but Business Insider UK picked out the best schools in Europe.
We’ve included the average “weighted salary” of graduates, which determines an average salary for MBA holders three years after finishing. Salaries do not necessarily relate to the quality of the school, although the top school, Stanford, in California, does happen to also have the highest average salary.
Some schools are tied in the FT ranking. For example, Mannheim Business School and Cranfield School of Management are both considered to be the 16th best school in Europe. Such ties are indicated with a T= sign before their ranking. e.g. T=16.
Check out the top European schools below and see the whole ranking at the FT’s website. Numbers in brackets are the school’s ranking in the FT’s global top 100.
T=30 (T=100 out of 100). University of Bath School of Management, UK — $US93,461
T=30 (T=100). Copenhagen Business School, Denmark — $US91,807
29 (99). EM Lyon Business School, France — $US92,517
28 (98). University of Strathclyde Business School, UK — $US91,814
27 (96). Essec Business School, France — $US102,201
T=25 (T=94). University College Dublin, Smurfit Business School, Ireland — $US102,643
T=25 (T=94). WHU Beisheim, Germany — $US112,794
24 (92). Leeds University Business School, UK — $US100,049
23 (88). ESMT Berlin, Germany — $US106,581
22 (80). The Lisbon MBA, Portugal — $US113,470
21 (75). Edhec Business School, France — $US107,505
20 (73). University of Edinburgh Business School, UK — $US113,420
19 (70). Lancaster University Management School, UK — $US104,106
18 (64). Durham University Business School, UK — $US104,306
T=16 (T=61). Cranfield School of Management, UK — $US121,580
T=16 (T=61). Mannheim Business School, Germany — $US118,260
15 (60). University of St Gallen, Switzerland — $US115,879
14 (51). Imperial College Business School, UK — $US118,324
13 (46). City, University of London, Cass Business School, UK — $US121,964
12 (41). Warwick Business School, UK — $US110,264
11 (37). Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands — $US121,538
10 (36). Alliance Manchester Business School, UK — $US125,243
9 (29). SDA Bocconi, Italy — $US120,151
8 (27). University of Oxford, Said Business School, UK — $US145,537
7 (24). International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland — $US156,908
6 (21). HEC Paris, France — $US135,858
5 (20). Esade Business School, Spain — $US143,542
4 (13). Cambridge University, Judge Business School, UK — $US162,143
3 (11). Iese Business School, Spain — $US148,480
2 (4). London Business School, UK — $US167,897
1 (2). Insead, France — $US177,157
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