New Popularity for Europe's Business Schools

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Earlier this week, Greg Mankiw gave some sage advice on how to choose a graduate program in economics, which prompted William Easterly to share the observation that the top ranked programs are almost all located in four countries: The US, UK, Australia, and Canada.  Here's the breakdown from Easterly:

We don't have a similar breakdown of MBA programs, but according to Business Week's Mark Scott, business schools across the European continent are seeing more students and still managing to place them in good jobs.

In recent years, a growing number of foreign students have flocked to the continent's top MBA programs, such as London Business School, France's Insead and HEC, Switzerland's IMD, and Spain's powerhouse trio of IE, IESE, and Esade—all of which routinely draw dozens of nationalities into their ranks. The global perspectives offered by these programs, along with their strong links to multinational employers, such as consultancy Accenture (ACN) and banking giant Barclays (BCS), helped graduates land jobs even during the worst economic downturn since World War II.

"We're not concentrated on one specific industry, so our recruitment hasn't suffered compared with others," says Peter Lafferty, director of international business at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium, who adds that 80% of his program's international graduates land jobs across Western Europe.

Read Europe's B-Schools Are Soaring here.  


Posted 03-18-2010 7:53 AM by Graham Griffith
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