IMD (based in Switzerland) is the top ranked business school in the world. According to the Financial Times (FT) global survey of executive education providers in 2004, IMD was ranked first in Europe and 4th overall in the world. IMD’s MBA was also ranked first worldwide in the 2007 FT “Ranking of the Rankings,” the combined global MBA rankings from The Economist, Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes and Wall Street Journal.

INSEAD, a top-tier business school, ranked 4th globally by the Financial Times MBA Jan. 2004,  having risen from 6th in 2003. It was ranked 3rd among non-US schools by the Business Week MBA 2004. In 2005 it was ranked number 1 outside of the US by Forbes, number 9 in the international ranking by Wall Street Journal, number 11 by Economist Intelligence Unit, and number 5 overall by the America Economia.

Top 10 European Business Schools:
(Based on student/allumni satisfaction, academic feedback, international appeal and prestige in community)

1- IMD;


3- IESE;

4- London B School;

5- Rotterdam Erasmus;


7- Manchester;

8- Bocconi;

9- UBI Belgium;

10- Nyenrode

Source: International Education Commission (Belgium) 2003

* Institution Profile:

London Business School - Tied for No. 1 spot with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (US) in the Financial Times Global MBA rankings in 2009.

IESE Business School - 1st for its full time MBA in the world according to the 2009 rankings published by The Economist.

Rotterdam School of Management - The OneMBA is placed 27th in the FT Executive MBA Rankings in 2009.

HEC Paris - The Master of Science in Management has been ranked 1st in Europe in Europe by FT.

SDA Bocconi School of Management - It is a member of AACSB, EFMD, EABIS (European Academy of Business in Society), and ECGI.

Nyenrode Business Universiteit - The Masters in Management (MSc) programme was placed 40th in the FT Global Ranking for Masters in Management in 2009.
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek