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An overview

The first business school in the world was founded in Paris in 1819 – ESCP Europe, some years after such universities appeared in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Asia. Nowadays, there are several forms of business schools, in most cases b-schools are faculties, colleges or departments in a university. However the number of institutions teaching only business is increasing.

Main courses 

Business Schools are higher education institutions where one can study Business Administration, Management, MBA and EMBA. Core courses in every graduate or postgraduate program are: accounting, administration, strategy, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, information systems, logistics, marketing, organizational psychology, etc.

Development and tuitions

Everything started in Europe, but when the United States invested in their business schools in the beginning of the 20th century, the landscape changed, new methods were developed and collaborations were established. To study MBA or EMBA or Managerial masters in the States you will have to prepare for a tuition fees between $50 000 and $150 000. The average Masters from the top Business School in Europe is around 54 000 – 70 000 euro. In Central and Eastern Europe the price of the Masters programs is lower. From the leading 75 Business Schools in Europe 21 are in Great Britain and 18 in France. Other leading countries in the list are Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany.

Admission in a business school

To be admitted, you will have to prepare for an exam, an interview and to fill several forms with information about yourself. GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS and iBT are the exams one must take in order to apply for the great part of business schools around the world. After the exams, you will be required to fill different forms of documents (depending on the institution) with information about yourself and to write an essay and/or motivation letter. The last step is the personal interview, where a representative from the department, where you apply will also ask you about your past studies, experience and motivation for the future.

Find a desirable business school and learn more about its location and Masters programmes

  Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
  Ashridge Business School
  Ipag Business School
  CUHK Business School
  University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business
  MIB School of Management
  Steinbeis School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) der Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin
  Kingston University
  NEOMA Business School
  emlyon business school
  Grenoble Ecole de Management
  ESERP Business School
  Schiller International University
  VATEL - Hotel & Tourism Business School
  City University of Hong Kong, Department of Management
  Sales Manager Akademie
  NBS Northern Business School
  College of Europe
  European College of Business and Management
  ISG International Business School
  Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
  The Open University
  The University of New South Wales
  Griffith College Dublin
  BI Norwegian Business School
  Willy Brandt School of Public Policy - Universität Erfurt
  Universität Siegen Business School
  University of Business in Wroclaw
  ISS International Business School of Service Management
  Ferrières Hotel Management School
  Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
  ZEBS - Zurich Elite Business School
  IE University
  ETH - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  LUISS Universita Guido Carli
  AIM - Austrian Institute of Management - Business School der University of Applied Sciences FH Burgenland
  Montpellier Business School
  HEC Paris
  UPF Barcelona School of Management
  Kedge Business School
  Professional School of Business & Technology - Hochschule Kempten
  EDHEC Business School
  L'European Business School de Paris
  Lake Constance Business School
  University of Leeds
  Groupe ESC Clermont
  Hotelschool The Hague
  Baltic College
  Geneva Business School
  Akademie Würth Business School
  ...
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