France’s Edhec is in the top 10 of the FT European Business Schools ranking of 2021 © REUTERS

Good afternoon from London. At last, we can tell you the results of the best European providers of MBAs, Masters in Management and short business courses. Apologies, Andrew Hill is away, but we hope to share his management column and wisdom with you soon.

Written and edited by Wai Kwen Chan and Andrew Jack.


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European Business School ranking 2021

Top five schools in the FT European Business Schools ranking of 2021 © Financial Times

HEC Paris is number one for a record 10th time in this “ranking of rankings”. Again, French schools dominate the league table of various business programmes in Europe.

However, all institutions face challenges with Covid and competition from North America and Asia. But European schools have some advantages, as they are generally more affordable — and often have shorter courses — than their US counterparts, says Andrew Jack.

Find out if your school is in the full ranking, Also, learn how the table was compiled and read the rest of our coverage.

Data line

Where do graduates of European business schools work? We analysed the main sectors of employment for alumni surveyed in this latest ranking.

Chart showing sectors of employment, comparison by degree (%)

It comes as no surprise that a large proportion of MBA and Masters in Management alumni are in consultancy, 19 and 22 per cent respectively, write Sam Stephens and Leo Cremonezi. These alumni are also highly represented in the finance/banking sector, 15 and 20 per cent respectively. Career choices for Executive MBA graduates show a different picture — most work in the industrial, finance/banking, IT and healthcare sectors.

Read more analysis of the FT’s European Business Schools ranking.

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