The best business schools in Europe are still in France and England. Unchanged for 2021 in the first five positions of the list, the ranking published this week by the Financial Times places HEC Paris (France), London Business School (United Kingdom) and Insead (France) in the first three positions.
In fourth place came IESE, the same as last year, becoming the first Spanish. IESE Associate Director General, Eric Weber, explained that the school’s position is due to the “innovation, internationality and high quality” of the teachers and that the results confirm the distinct quality of the programme, according to a statement to Europa Press.
HEC Paris, the best classification
Italy’s Bocconi SDA School of Management is fifth and the rest top ten It was shared by the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), ESMT Berlin (Germany), Essec Business School (France), University of Oxford: Saïd (UK) and IMD Swiss Business School, tied with Edhec Business School (France).
To find other Spanish women, IE Business School (IE Univeristy) is twelfth, as it was last year, and right after Esade appeared, one position down the 2020 list. Esade’s dean, Josep Franch, has confirmed that the position acquired “is acknowledgment of the educational experience Esade developed this year”, which is a reminder that very few have been affected by the pandemic.
In EADA’s case, it was twenty-fifth, closing out the list after increasing its rankings four positions the previous year. The Dean of Eada, Jordi Díaz, has celebrated the entity’s ability to adapt “in very complex contexts” and judged that education for professionals has become a hybrid.
London, Paris and Barcelona, the reference cities on the list
In this way, Paris, London and Barcelona are the only cities in Europe to have three business schools among the top 25 on the continent.
In its list of 95 centers, the Financial Times also included Carlos III University of Madrid, at position 73, six below its previous ranking.
This classification is an average of the various specific ratings carried out throughout the year and which refer to the various programs offered by the school – MBA, EMBA, Masters in Management, Open Executive Education, and Custom Programs.
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