The Financial Times has published its 2015 ranking of the best business schools in Europe, and London Business School takes the top spot for the second year in a row.
According to the FT, the methodology for creating this ranking is based on the combined performance of Europe’s 85 leading schools across the main rankings published by the FT in 2015: MBA, executive MBA, masters in management and non-degree executive education programs.
Both quality and quantity are required to reach the top. Schools must take part in all four rankings to be eligible for a full score, the media outlet explains, so a school that took part in only one ranking is eligible for one-quarter of the total score, and so on.
The Top Ten Business Schools in Europe
- London Business School
- HEC Paris
- University of St Gallen
- IE Business School
- ESADE Business School
- Universitá Bocconi
- IESE Business School
- Oxford’s Saïd Business School
London Business School, it should be noted, rose from third to first in 2014 by participating in all four rankings for the first time. Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, dean of London Business School, says, “Taking the top spot in this year’s FT ranking of European schools is a great end to an exciting year.”
The methodology used by the Financial Times is unique and rather complicated, so do study the ranking more closely if you’re interested in seeing how each school’s final score is generated.