©Neil Webb

In this report

The 2013 ranking of European business schools

Introduction: Glimmers of hope

©Nick Lowndes

There are reasons to be cheerful after hard times in the wake of the financial crisis


Della Bradshaw ©Ed Robinson
Clues to where a school is and how to pronounce it would be a good start when rebranding
Simon Caulkin ©Ed Robinson
Regulation is a boom industry - but does it deliver the goods?
– Simon Caulkin
Tom Colbjornsen
A terrorist attack on Statoil’s Algerian plant put chief executive Helge Lund in the spotlight
– Tom Colbjørnsen of BI Norwegian Business School
European Business School Rankings 2013

The Rankings

IE Business School and HEC Paris rise to the challenge, sharing top spot

Ask the Expert

Q&A: European Business Schools 2013

Read advice from some of Europe’s top deans, including Jean-Michel Blanquer from Essec

Francisco Veloso
©David Clifford

Meet the dean: Francisco Veloso

Francisco Veloso has sights set on the very top for Católica-Lisbon

Hans Adam II
©Anne Morgenstern

Fit for a prince?

The future prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam II, was among the class of ’69 at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland

Lucy Kellaway

Dear Lucy ...

Can I bill my classmates for wasting expensive time?

Tony Downs is an MBA student at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
©Paulo Nunes Dos Santos

Hopes and Fears: Tony Downs

When you take the wrong career path early on, how do you get yourself on a new track?

Half a century of the european mba
Insead inauguration 1959
©Claude Esparcieux

The European way

How the MBA has evolved since crossing the Atlantic

The future of the MBA

Experts predict how the degree may develop

Prof Carlos Cavalle, IESE Business School, dean emeritus
©Rosie Hallam

A veteran’s view: Carlos Cavallé of Iese

What sets Europe’s schools apart?


Books: Doubtful virtues

A little uncertainty can be a blessing if it motivates you to do better. A review of ‘Confidence’, by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Technology: Update upsets

New versions of Apple and Microsoft’s operating systems have failed to delight

Upfront: news roundup

Choosing a school; the business of art; Saïd honours Thatcher