Top European School: HEC Paris
HEC Paris retains its top spot on the European rankings for the third consecutive year. The school’s continued success is due in part to high graduate wage increases and increases in average alumni salaries in the Global MBA, Masters in Management and Executive MBA 2021 rankings. HEC Paris also increased its female faculty by eight percentage points to 30 percent, but there has been a decline in international faculty, down eight percentage points from last year to 64 percent.
Top for MBA: Insead
Insead has not only the highest ranking European MBA, but also tops the FT’s Global MBA Table this year. The average alumni salary, at $ 188,432, helped the school to the number one position. Investigated graduates from other schools also reported that they would likely hire Insead alumni. The French school has provided two of the top 10 European courses in the 2021 EMBA rankings. A favorable position in the Executive Education (2020) rankings also contributed to Insead’s success in the European table.
Top Riser: Trinity Business School
Climb 24 places to 32nd in the European rankings, Dublin’s Trinity Business School is the highest ascent. Improved performance in the Executive MBA rankings further elevated the school to the European table. The Irish school shot up 10 places in the Masters in Management table, where it was 28th. Alumni had an average salary of $ 80,224 and a pay rise of 68 percent – above the average for all schools that appear in this year’s MiM rankings.
Highest new entrant: Moscow: Skolkovo
In 49th place, the Russian school made an impressive debut in the FT’s 2021 Executive MBA table as the highest new entrant. And it achieved the same award on this year’s European rankings. The average salary of $ 394,252 for alumni of the Skolkovo EMBA is partly responsible for its success. One EMBA alumnus praised the international perspective of the program as it “provided a good understanding of the global business context and increased personal confidence as a leader and manager”.
By Wai Kwen Chan
Rank 1: Perfect 10
HEC Paris tops this rankings for a record 10th time. His executive MBA alumni had the highest average alumni salary in the table at $ 438,303.
Rank 3: High earners
France’s Insead offers the top MBA in the European rankings – the average alumni salary of $ 188,432 is the highest for this degree in the table.
Rank 4: Pay Amplifier
Alumni of Spain out MBAs have the highest salary increase, from 131 percent, from before their degree to three years thereafter.
Rank 5: Corporate tips
SDA Bocconi was the top European executive MBA for corporate strategy, says alumni surveyed for the 2021 EMBA rankings.
Rank 6: Record run
St gallen reached a record 11th consecutive year for his master’s degree in management in the ranking of degrees for students with little or no work experience.
Rank 9: Move up
Oxford University Saïd Business School in the UK moved up one place after taking 10th place three years in a row.
Rank 10 =: Worldwide
Swiss school IMD has the most full-time faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment, at 98 percent.
Rank 10 =: Increasing
France’s Edhec makes the biggest jump of all schools reaching the top 10 and advancing four places.
Rank 12: Gender diversity
Spain’s IE Business School again has the highest percentage of full-time female faculties in the top 25, at 45 percent.
Rank 24: Promote
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management makes the top 25, after coming close last year in 26th place.
Rank 25: Back to top
Eada Business School in Barcelona is back in the top 25 for the first time since 2015 thanks to its placement in the 2021 MBA rankings.