European Business Schools Off the Beaten Path

While thinking of Europe might conjure images of Paris’ Eiffel Tower or Rome’s Coliseum, the continent has much more to offer than just its capital cities. Indeed, there are a number of accredited business schools offering full-time MBA programs in all corners of Europe, and many in places that you wouldn’t expect. Here’s a quick list.

St. Gallen, Switzerland 31 Followers 122 Discussions
St. Gallen

Nestled in between the Alps and Switzerland's second-largest lake, St. Gallen is an outdoors-lover’s dream. And with Zurich only an hour’s drive away, networking opportunities aren’t far.

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Oestrich-Winkel, Germany 22 Followers 64 Discussions
EBS

Although it’s not far from Frankfurt, EBS’ home near the banks of the Rhine is much smaller and quieter than the business hub.

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Cergy-Pontoise, France 31 Followers 157 Discussions
ESSEC

Home to the French headquarters of Subaru and Bandai, Cergy-Pointoise is connected to nearby Paris by train.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands 18 Followers 29 Discussions
Nyenrode

Situated between Amsterdam and Utrecht, Nyenrode’s campus can aptly be described as bucolic: it’s on the grounds of a 13th century estate, complete with a castle.

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Pforzheim, Germany 31 Followers 68 Discussions
HS Pforzheim

Historically a watch-making center, Pforzheim's economy today is fueled by industries like metal processing and manufacturing. It’s also right on the edge of Germany’s Black Forest and a short drive to Stuttgart.

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Nice, France 26 Followers 122 Discussions

Although not as high-profile as Paris, the city of Lille is France’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, and home to a range of industries.

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Nantes, France 10 Followers 46 Discussions
Audencia Nantes

With electric tramways and an aggressive CO2 emissions reduction plan, many sustainability-minded students find that Nantes is a great place to live. In 2013, the European Commission named the city the continent’s "Green Capital."

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Aglandjia / Nicosia, Cyprus 5 Followers 6 Discussions

For those who want to get off the mainland, CIIM’s campus, which is in Cyprus, might be just the ticket. The school is on the island's capital of Nicosia, which is also home to the Cyprus headquarters of audit firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.

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Poznań, Poland 3 Followers 2 Discussions

The city of Pozna? is increasingly home to international companies doing business in Poland, such as GlaxoSmithKline and Skoda. Its growth has surprised many, remaining relatively unscathed from the recent global recession,.

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Trieste, Italy 27 Followers 29 Discussions
MIB

In northeastern Italy, the port city of Trieste is home to a diverse number of industries, from shipping to financial services. And with its picturesque beaches, wineries and natural caves, there’s a lot to explore.

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