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Which are the target MBA Business Schools for MBB in Europe?

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Anonymous A asked on Jun 11, 2020

Which are the target MBA Business Schools for MBB in Europe?

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Clara
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replied on Jun 11, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

There is a big difference between the top 2 and the rest.

  1. INSEAD
  2. LBS

Then you also have:

  • IESE
  • IE
  • Bocconi

Best is to look at rankings, most famous ones being:

  • Poets & quants
  • Financial Times

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous replied on Jun 12, 2020

Hi,

I would prioritize the following schools:

  1. LBS
  2. INSEAD
  3. Spanish business schools
  4. Oxford Said
  5. Cambridge Judge
  6. Warwick
  7. Imperial
  8. Bocconi

Please note, that MBA is still not worth it if your aim is just to get into consulting. There are numerous other less expensive ways to get into consulting.

Best,

Anton

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Ian
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replied on Jun 12, 2020
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I personally recognize and am impressed when I hear:

  • HEC
  • Insead
  • LBS
  • IE
  • Essec

However, there is a more thorough ranking here

http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2019

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Antonello
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replied on Jun 12, 2020
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Hi, LBS, Insead, and IE are the best. Then it depends on the country you would like to apply for. The top 1-2 schools of each country ensure good referrals to get an invitation in local MBB (e.g. Bocconi, Esade, IESE, HEC, Oxford, Imperial, Cambridge, IMD, ...)

Best,
Antonello

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Francesco
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replied on Jun 12, 2020
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Hi there,

the top schools are Insead and LBS. However, it doesn’t mean you cannot break into MBB from other schools – I helped several people from HEC and IE for example to join MBB.

Best,

Francesco

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Udayan
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replied on Jun 11, 2020
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I would stick to LBS and INSEAD maybe Oxford Said

There are regional schools also like Bocconi but your odds are much lower here compared to the 3 above

Best,
Udayan

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Anonymous replied on Jun 11, 2020

Hi,

On top of Clara's answer, please find below a couple of threads on this topic :

What are the best MBA programs?

https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/what-are-the-best-mba-programs-341

MBA Academic Experience and why MBB love MBAs ?

https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/mba-academic-experience-and-why-mbb-loves-mbas-3229

University of St. Gallen MBA vs Insead MBA ?

https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/university-of-st-gallen-mba-vs-insead-mba-2935

IMD MBA vs St. Gallen MBA

https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/imd-mba-vs-st-gallen-mba-2826

Best,

David

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Luca
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replied on Jun 12, 2020
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Hello,

I confirm that Insead and LBS are the most recognised, but you should also evaluate where you would like to work after the MBA. MBB are always well connected with Business Schools of the same country (e.g. in Italy are full of Bocconi alumni).

Best,
Luca

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Anonymous replied on Jun 13, 2020

Dear A,

For me it's LBS and INSEAD.

And also I agree with Anton and want to stress you attention on that.

If you need any further career advice, feel free to reach out.

Best,

André

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