School search in Europe for MBA Fulltime 1 yr program


I am sorry for being unclear and i am interested only in FULL TIME one year MBA Program especially in Marketing or Marketing Research Analysis and Management.- medium of instruction should be in English.

Please note that i am keen only in Europe excluding UK and Ireland.

I cannot afford much fee and wishes to pursue from some REPUTED business schools which offer MBA Programs at cheaper cost. Whether financial aid would be possible in these institutes based on GMAT,RESUME,LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION,ACADEMIC RECORDS OF THE STUDENT, WORK EXPERIENCE etc.,, Whether these institutes has placement assistance for international students after sucessful completion of MBA Program
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I am sorry for being unclear and i am interested only in FULL TIME one year MBA Program especially in Marketing or Marketing Research Analysis and Management.- medium of instruction should be in English.

Please note that i am keen only in Europe excluding UK and Ireland.

I cannot afford much fee and wishes to pursue from some REPUTED business schools which offer MBA Programs at cheaper cost. Whether financial aid would be possible in these institutes based on GMAT,RESUME,LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION,ACADEMIC RECORDS OF THE STUDENT, WORK EXPERIENCE etc.,, Whether these institutes has placement assistance for international students after sucessful completion of MBA Program
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LaVoz de G...

There are so many MBA programs in Europe that it is quite difficult to answer this question. Can you give some more information about which countrys and subjects you are looking at?

Generally your GMAT score of 650 will be good enough for most MBA programs in Europe. EDHEC for instance looks at GMAT scores above 550, the average in the class is above 620 (http://www.theseus.edu/84104173/1/fiche___pagelibre/). In Europe, only INSEAD has average GMAT scores over 700, see http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10003388.shtml

There are so many MBA programs in Europe that it is quite difficult to answer this question. Can you give some more information about which countrys and subjects you are looking at?

Generally your GMAT score of 650 will be good enough for most MBA programs in Europe. EDHEC for instance looks at GMAT scores above 550, the average in the class is above 620 (http://www.theseus.edu/84104173/1/fiche___pagelibre/). In Europe, only INSEAD has average GMAT scores over 700, see http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10003388.shtml
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I am giving you the names of some very reputed Schools of Europe including UK. I am not ranking them.

London Business School
Oxford, Said Business School
Cambridge, Judge Business School
Insead - France & Singapore
IMD, Switzerland
IESE - spain
IE de empressa - spain
Esade - spain
Manchester Business School
Edinburgh School of Management
HEC - Paris
SDA Bocconi - Italy
Warwick Business School
Rotterdam School of Management
Ashridge Management College
Cranfield School of Management
Imperial College London - Tanaka Business School.

I am giving you the names of some very reputed Schools of Europe including UK. I am not ranking them.

London Business School
Oxford, Said Business School
Cambridge, Judge Business School
Insead - France & Singapore
IMD, Switzerland
IESE - spain
IE de empressa - spain
Esade - spain
Manchester Business School
Edinburgh School of Management
HEC - Paris
SDA Bocconi - Italy
Warwick Business School
Rotterdam School of Management
Ashridge Management College
Cranfield School of Management
Imperial College London - Tanaka Business School.
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LaVoz de G...

I fully agree with the list of top European schools provided by disconnect8teen. To add some more countries I would also mention BI (Oslo), HSE (Helsinki), Trinity (Dublin) and ESMT (Berlin). The ESMT program ist quite new, so you will not find it in most rankings. Here is a list of European programs ranked by the Economist: http://mba.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=2002rankings&rank_category_id=20000002&region_id=270000427&x=14&y=9

I fully agree with the list of top European schools provided by disconnect8teen. To add some more countries I would also mention BI (Oslo), HSE (Helsinki), Trinity (Dublin) and ESMT (Berlin). The ESMT program ist quite new, so you will not find it in most rankings. Here is a list of European programs ranked by the Economist: http://mba.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=2002rankings&rank_category_id=20000002&region_id=270000427&x=14&y=9
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London Business School is the best bet in Europe. Then I would place IMD, INSEAD & OXFORD in the same bracket. Though Oxford MBA is new(2001) but the University has so much potential and the MBA course structure so very challenging that in the coming few years(5-10) Oxford MBA will be placed at par with London Business School. Cambridge MBA too is very new started in 2002 so this program will also feature among the top B-schools in the world in a short span. Then Spanish Schools are building ground like anything such as IESE, IE de impressa & Esade to name a few. Then,...HEC Paris , Edinburgh, Rotterdam school of Mgmt, Manchester, Ashridge, Cranfield, Imperial & Trinity will I place under the same belt. Not much difference in these B-schools.

London Business School is the best bet in Europe. Then I would place IMD, INSEAD & OXFORD in the same bracket. Though Oxford MBA is new(2001) but the University has so much potential and the MBA course structure so very challenging that in the coming few years(5-10) Oxford MBA will be placed at par with London Business School. Cambridge MBA too is very new started in 2002 so this program will also feature among the top B-schools in the world in a short span. Then Spanish Schools are building ground like anything such as IESE, IE de impressa & Esade to name a few. Then,...HEC Paris , Edinburgh, Rotterdam school of Mgmt, Manchester, Ashridge, Cranfield, Imperial & Trinity will I place under the same belt. Not much difference in these B-schools.
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Mario

Hi Aravishyam,

I share my experience, because i was also looking at the famous schools and I have discovered there are aslo some others which are still accredited, offer excelent MBA in English, but are much cheaper. Of course this suggestion does not apply if your purchasing power is high, otherwise i would also add to the list EADA in barcelona, where I of course probably going to do MBA, so I do am subjective. Which is cheaper than average, accredited EQUIS and AMBA, international..and not least in barcelona.

Regards

Hi Aravishyam,

I share my experience, because i was also looking at the famous schools and I have discovered there are aslo some others which are still accredited, offer excelent MBA in English, but are much cheaper. Of course this suggestion does not apply if your purchasing power is high, otherwise i would also add to the list EADA in barcelona, where I of course probably going to do MBA, so I do am subjective. Which is cheaper than average, accredited EQUIS and AMBA, international..and not least in barcelona.

Regards
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Please anyone help on this.


I am sorry for being unclear and i am interested only in FULL TIME one year MBA Program especially in Marketing or Marketing Research Analysis and Management.- medium of instruction should be in English.

Please note that i am keen only in Europe excluding UK and Ireland.

I cannot afford much fee and wishes to pursue from some REPUTED business schools which offer MBA Programs at cheaper cost. Whether financial aid would be possible in these institutes based on GMAT,RESUME,LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION,ACADEMIC RECORDS OF THE STUDENT, WORK EXPERIENCE etc.,, Whether these institutes has placement assistance for international students after sucessful completion of MBA Program
[email protected]

Please anyone help on this.


<blockquote>I am sorry for being unclear and i am interested only in FULL TIME one year MBA Program especially in Marketing or Marketing Research Analysis and Management.- medium of instruction should be in English.

Please note that i am keen only in Europe excluding UK and Ireland.

I cannot afford much fee and wishes to pursue from some REPUTED business schools which offer MBA Programs at cheaper cost. Whether financial aid would be possible in these institutes based on GMAT,RESUME,LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION,ACADEMIC RECORDS OF THE STUDENT, WORK EXPERIENCE etc.,, Whether these institutes has placement assistance for international students after sucessful completion of MBA Program
[email protected]</blockquote>
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noya

hello, i think LBS can't be of your choice, as it's a two-year program, and it's in the UK. i think rotterdam, maastricht, nyenrode (Netherland) esade, eade, ie and iese (spain), vlerick leuven (belgium), audencia in nantes, grenoble, HEC paris, theseus, ESCP-EAP (all france) are schools with good accreditarions and cheaper than say LBS. probably they have scholarships.
for spain, has anyone heard of universidad Carlos III in Mardid? it has equis accreditation. thanks

hello, i think LBS can't be of your choice, as it's a two-year program, and it's in the UK. i think rotterdam, maastricht, nyenrode (Netherland) esade, eade, ie and iese (spain), vlerick leuven (belgium), audencia in nantes, grenoble, HEC paris, theseus, ESCP-EAP (all france) are schools with good accreditarions and cheaper than say LBS. probably they have scholarships.
for spain, has anyone heard of universidad Carlos III in Mardid? it has equis accreditation. thanks
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Post MBA

Many of the schools listed above may fall outside of your stated criteria: a one year MBA in continental europe. If you are attracted to Spain you may consider BMI in Barcelona.

Full Disclosure: I am participating in the FIND MBA board as an excercise to provide an illustration for a segment I am teaching of the course "What the CEO wants you to know" at BMI www.barcelonami.org One of the readings for the segment is www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.04/wired40_ceo.html? Click on Post MBA for more biographical info.

Many of the schools listed above may fall outside of your stated criteria: a one year MBA in continental europe. If you are attracted to Spain you may consider BMI in Barcelona.

Full Disclosure: I am participating in the FIND MBA board as an excercise to provide an illustration for a segment I am teaching of the course "What the CEO wants you to know" at BMI www.barcelonami.org One of the readings for the segment is www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.04/wired40_ceo.html? Click on Post MBA for more biographical info.
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I have additional queries similar to the original post. I'm Indian, 35+, 11+ quality Exp. has following queries re. ACCREDITED MBAs in Europe (- UK & Ireland) ONLY for FULL TIME 01 Yr. MBA.
1. Which schools don't charge Application Fee?
2. Why is Audencia (Old + Triple Accredited) MBA so low profile? Does it attract enough recruiters?
3. Are ACCREDITED schools considered better than Indian IIMs & ISB which are non accredited but extremely valuable in India?
4. Does any firm/agency offer sponsorship to a candidate based on his admission to any such program, his overall profile etc. on the promise of his joining the firm after the program?
5. What is the recruitment potential of Accredited French MBA graduates (say Indian) willing to work in Asia/India particularly compared to recruiting in IIM/ISB (PGPX)?
6. Is European program at all relevant for an Indian willing to come back and work in Asia/India (may be for an European MNC)?
7. Finally any comment on MBA producing factories of UK?

I have additional queries similar to the original post. I'm Indian, 35+, 11+ quality Exp. has following queries re. ACCREDITED MBAs in Europe (- UK & Ireland) ONLY for FULL TIME 01 Yr. MBA.
1. Which schools don't charge Application Fee?
2. Why is Audencia (Old + Triple Accredited) MBA so low profile? Does it attract enough recruiters?
3. Are ACCREDITED schools considered better than Indian IIMs & ISB which are non accredited but extremely valuable in India?
4. Does any firm/agency offer sponsorship to a candidate based on his admission to any such program, his overall profile etc. on the promise of his joining the firm after the program?
5. What is the recruitment potential of Accredited French MBA graduates (say Indian) willing to work in Asia/India particularly compared to recruiting in IIM/ISB (PGPX)?
6. Is European program at all relevant for an Indian willing to come back and work in Asia/India (may be for an European MNC)?
7. Finally any comment on MBA producing factories of UK?
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raulchebat

Hi,

In Europe, these are my personal choices, in no particular order:

1. Ashridge Business School - A lot of executive connections, triple-accredited
2. INSEAD - One of the hottest schools for taking an MBA. The Harvard of Europe. Can easily whoop the ass of Oxford and Cambridge MBAs.
3. Strathclyde Business School - In Scotland. More of a practical choice for me. Triple-accredited, though. Interesting curriculum.

Those are my only choices in Europe. The others, never mind! Although if you're really set to go to Europe for an MBA, take a look at these schools too:
1. Warwick Business School
2. University of Cambridge (Judge Business School)
3. Instituto de Empresa

Well, this is just my opinion.. Good luck!

eurospec

Hi,

In Europe, these are my personal choices, in no particular order:

1. Ashridge Business School - A lot of executive connections, triple-accredited
2. INSEAD - One of the hottest schools for taking an MBA. The Harvard of Europe. Can easily whoop the ass of Oxford and Cambridge MBAs.
3. Strathclyde Business School - In Scotland. More of a practical choice for me. Triple-accredited, though. Interesting curriculum.

Those are my only choices in Europe. The others, never mind! Although if you're really set to go to Europe for an MBA, take a look at these schools too:
1. Warwick Business School
2. University of Cambridge (Judge Business School)
3. Instituto de Empresa

Well, this is just my opinion.. Good luck!

eurospec
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JohnnyL

Hi,

The best choices in Germany are:

- Mannheim (triple accredited, highest ranked German school)
- WHU (very good EMBA, excellent company network)
- HHL (AACSB accredited)

Beware of ESMT (poor image and quality), Gisma (financial problems) and the "Fachhochschulen" (poor research quality and company networks).

In Europe:
- INSEAD
- IMD
- IESE
- IE Madrid

Best,
JL

Hi,

The best choices in Germany are:

- Mannheim (triple accredited, highest ranked German school)
- WHU (very good EMBA, excellent company network)
- HHL (AACSB accredited)

Beware of ESMT (poor image and quality), Gisma (financial problems) and the "Fachhochschulen" (poor research quality and company networks).

In Europe:
- INSEAD
- IMD
- IESE
- IE Madrid

Best,
JL
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Inactive User

Worth having a look at this, then: http://www.find-mba.com/article/279/mba-programs-in-germany-dont-let-the-rankings-fool-you

JohnnyL: When you say the best schools in Europe, does that exclude the UK? The UK is in Europe, isn't it?

Worth having a look at this, then: http://www.find-mba.com/article/279/mba-programs-in-germany-dont-let-the-rankings-fool-you

JohnnyL: When you say the best schools in Europe, does that exclude the UK? The UK is in Europe, isn't it?
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johnpeter

thanks for the tips everybody! they've been very useful at this moment of searching and decision.

thanks for the tips everybody! they've been very useful at this moment of searching and decision.
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nav

Hi Guys

I have just returned from the QS World MBA Fair in London and was very impressed with the presentation from WHU MBA School in Germany.

Loads of help is given by them for international students and they took time to explain how every step works while you are studying with them and financial aspect was also discussed which I thought was positive as well.

It would be great to know more about this School from someone who has studies there or has first hand information about the study patterns, subjects and Career services.

Regards
Nav

Hi Guys

I have just returned from the QS World MBA Fair in London and was very impressed with the presentation from WHU MBA School in Germany.

Loads of help is given by them for international students and they took time to explain how every step works while you are studying with them and financial aspect was also discussed which I thought was positive as well.

It would be great to know more about this School from someone who has studies there or has first hand information about the study patterns, subjects and Career services.

Regards
Nav
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Malia

PM "Post MBA" (http://www.find-mba.com/about/post+mba), he did parts of his studies at WHU.

PM "Post MBA" (http://www.find-mba.com/about/post+mba), he did parts of his studies at WHU.
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Hi,

Beware of ESMT (poor image and quality)

Best,
JL


Hi JL,

Why do you say it has poor image and quality. I am an international applicant and thinking about applying to this school. Could you point me to the resources that raises questions about this school's quality/image?

Thanks.
MA

<blockquote>Hi,

Beware of ESMT (poor image and quality)

Best,
JL</blockquote>

Hi JL,

Why do you say it has poor image and quality. I am an international applicant and thinking about applying to this school. Could you point me to the resources that raises questions about this school's quality/image?

Thanks.
MA
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Inactive User

ESMT always seems to draw out a variety of responses, from those who question whether its all it's cracked up to be, to those who rate it quite highly (at least in relation to its German counterparts). If you scroll up, you'll see that I've already posted a link to a feature of German MBA schools which appears on this site. You can also search the discussion board for threads which might offer some insight and/or guidance. For example, http://www.find-mba.com/board/1921

http://www.find-mba.com/board/2101/last/#last

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5990

Hope that helps some.

ESMT always seems to draw out a variety of responses, from those who question whether its all it's cracked up to be, to those who rate it quite highly (at least in relation to its German counterparts). If you scroll up, you'll see that I've already posted a link to a feature of German MBA schools which appears on this site. You can also search the discussion board for threads which might offer some insight and/or guidance. For example, http://www.find-mba.com/board/1921

http://www.find-mba.com/board/2101/last/#last

http://www.find-mba.com/board/5990

Hope that helps some.
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JohnnyL

Hi mbaaspirant,

when you look at some articles published on www.mba-channel.com or www.spiegel.de, they do not deliver a very positive image of ESMT. In my opinion, both sources are really independent. A friend who is in PR business told me that ESMT has hired a big international PR agency to get rid of its bad image.

Best,
JL

Hi mbaaspirant,

when you look at some articles published on www.mba-channel.com or www.spiegel.de, they do not deliver a very positive image of ESMT. In my opinion, both sources are really independent. A friend who is in PR business told me that ESMT has hired a big international PR agency to get rid of its bad image.

Best,
JL
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Hello,
I am also looking for an MBA School in Europe.All my friends recommend barcelona and the schools there.How is the reputation to do a MBA in Spain.Does anyone know the European University-Center for Management Studies(www.euruni.edu),Reputation?,Recognition?.

Thank you

Hello,
I am also looking for an MBA School in Europe.All my friends recommend barcelona and the schools there.How is the reputation to do a MBA in Spain.Does anyone know the European University-Center for Management Studies(www.euruni.edu),Reputation?,Recognition?.

Thank you
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