Overview of MBA colleges in UK and Europe

    Pursuing higher education in abroad is a dream for many students. An MBA from a reputed foreign B-school holds a greater value than that acquired from an average Indian B-school.

    Reasons to pursue an MBA abroad

    • Exposure and Networking
    • Knowledge Acquisition at a Global level
    • Ample Employment opportunities

    Top 8 Business Schools in the UK and Europe for MBA

    1) London School of Business, UK

    Ranked number 1 B-school in Europe for three consecutive years by the Financial Times, LBS offers a 15-21 months full-time MBA programme along with others like Masters in Finance, and Executive MBA London (EMBA).

    There are 2 unique courses offered by the college:

    • The EMBA Global Asia provides a chance to study in Shanghai, New York, Hong Kong and London.
    • The EMBA Global Americas and Europe provide a chance to study in New York and London.

    Highlight: The Global Business Experience consists of workshops, guest speakers, site visits, company visits and interaction with LBS Alumni. It provides extensive knowledge, practical experience and a chance to study the business practices in a particular country.

    Estimated Full-time MBA fees: Rs.73 lakhs


    • Average GPA- 3.5
    • GMAT score- 600-780
    • Average Work Experience- 5.5 years
    • Language Proficiency – PTE and IELTS accepted.

    2) Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

    Oxford University is one of the most popular universities in the world with many reputed courses, particularly MBA. Ranked 2nd in the list of Business schools in the UK by the Financial times, it offers a variety of programmes:

    • A One-year full-time MBA programme
    • Executive MBA course (EMBA)
    • M.Sc. Programmes in Business and management
    • Oxford 1+1 MBA where you can combine one year of MBA with a Masters in one of the several disciplines offered which include criminology and public science.

    Highlight: Recruitment activities, expert advice, talent development programmes, employer visits and networking events allow the students to make connections with potential employers and prepare for competing jobs.

    Estimated Full-time MBA fees: Rs.50 lakhs


    • GMAT score- 650 and above
    • GRE- accepted
    • Average work experience- 5 years
    • Language Proficiency- IELTS- 7.5

    3) Imperial College Business School, UK

    The Imperial College of London is quite known for its MBA programme, it was ranked 4th in Europe and 8th worldwide by the QS World University Ranking. It offers the following course:

    • One-year full-time MBA
    • Weekend MBA
    • 2-year Executive MBA
    • 2-year Global Online MBA
    • in a variety of disciplines like business analytics and finance.

    Highlight: The Imperial MBA Global Business Week, an intensive foreign trip to explore the businesses in an international context is one of the course highlights. The Group Consulting Project helps students uncover their potential and apply decision-making skills to a real-world live consulting project.

    Estimated Full-time MBA fees: Rs. 45 lakhs


    • GMAT score – 600 and above
    • GRE score- 314 and above
    • Work Experience- Minimum of 3 years
    • English proficiency score- IELTS- 7
      • PTE-69
      • TOEFL- 100

    4) Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

    The Judge Business School has been ranked 5th worldwide by the Financial Times Global MBA rankings. Cambridge University is well reputed for its courses especially for its B-school and relevant MBA programmes like global business, entrepreneurship and energy and environment.

    Following are the courses offered by them:

    • One-year Full-time MBA
    • 20-month Executive MBA
    • Master’s in Entrepreneurship
    • Master’s in Social Innovation

    Highlight: The Cambridge Global Consulting Project, a part of the MBA programme where groups of students take consulting projects for companies around the world is one of the course highlights. Others include the Cambridge Venture Project, Concentration Capstone Project and Summer term Individual Project - all of these provide extensive practical learning experiences.

    Estimated Full-time MBA fees: Rs.53 lakhs


    • GPA- 3.3
    • GMAT score- 640-730
    • GRE- accepted
    • English proficiency
      • IELTS- 7.5
      • TOEFL-110

    5) INSEAD Business School, France

    This 3 campus B-school is ranked 3rd by the QS World University MBA Rankings. It has campuses in Abu Dhabi, France and Singapore which contribute to the rich diversity of students.

    It offers:

    • A 10-month full-time MBA with over 75 electives to choose from which include Economics and Political science, Accounting and Control, Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Finance, Marketing etc.
    • 14-month Global Executive MBA (GEMBA)

    Highlight: The Campus Exchange Programme at INSEAD offers a chance for students to earn an international business experience through their 3 campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi and partnerships with Wharton and Kellog Universities in the US and China Europe International Business School in China.

    Estimated Full-time MBA fees: Rs.72 lakhs


    • Average work experience-5 years
    • GMAT Score- 650
    • GRE- accepted
    • English Proficiency-
      • IELTS- accepted
      • TOEFL- accepted

    6) Esade Business School, Spain

    A top European Business school with a diversified student panel, it is ranked 16th globally by The Economist. It has collaborations with over 100 universities around the world and provides an international experience to the students.

    The programmes here include:

    • 18-month full-time MBA
    • Part-time Executive MBA
    • Global MBA which is conducted in Barcelona, Madrid, Washington, New York and India (Bangalore).

    Highlight: The Intensive Week Abroad study tours and up to 4 months exchange with an ESADE partner school provides students with a global learning experience and a chance to understand the different business study methodologies in colleges.

    Estimated Full-time MBA fees: Rs.60 lakhs

    Eligibility: Minimum experience

    • 2 years
    • GMAT- accepted
    • GRE- accepted
    • English proficiency
      • TOEFL- 100
      • IELTS- 7
      • PTE- 68

    7) Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK

    In 2019, Warwick Business School was ranked 1st in the world by Financial Times Online MBA Ranking. Apart from being a great B-school, it is also one of the top business research centres which adds practical experience to the course.

    It offers:

    • 12-month full-time MBA
    • Distance learning MBA
    • Executive MBA

    Highlight: The college offers opportunities for working on client-based projects throughout the year and an international study residential at one of their many partner universities.

    Estimated Full-time MBA fees: Rs.34 lakhs


    • Work experience- 3 years
    • GMAT- 600
    • GRE- accepted
    • English proficiency overall score
      • IELTS- 7
      • PTE- 70
      • TOEFL- 92

    8) Cranfield School of Management, University of Cranfield, UK

    Cranfield being one of the oldest and prestigious B-schools of UK ranks among the best MBA colleges and programmes in the world. It offers many specialised courses too.

    Following are the programmes offered by them:

    • 13-months full-time MBA
    • Executive MBA
    • MBA Defence
    • MBA Energy
    • Executive MBA in Human Capital
    • MBA Defence Export

    These specialised courses are designed to gain extensive knowledge in particular areas for a wholesome MBA experience.

    Highlight: The Compulsory Consultancy Project requires students to form small groups and apply the learnings of the core and elective modules by helping an organisation tackle a contemporary problem through research, analysis and recommendation.

    Estimated Full-time MBA fees: Rs.36 lakhs


    • Work experience- 3 years
    • English proficiency overall score
      • IELTS- 6.5
      • TOEFL-92
      • PTE-65

    These are the top B-schools for MBA which you should definitely aim and look up to as an MBA aspirant.



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