As one of the most diverse continents on earth, studying an MBA in Europe can offer business school students a great deal in terms of diversity, international perspective, and recruiter appeal. However, similar to the continent’s economies, there is a clear difference between east and west.
Often seen as one of the two traditional homes of business education (the other being North America), Western Europe boasts seven of the ten preferred MBA destinations for MBA applicants according to the QS TopMBA.com Applicant Survey; the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy.
Central and Eastern Europe on the other hand is one of the world’s up-and-coming MBA destinations. This is evident from business school rankings and ratings, such as the QS Global 200 Top Business School Report, where business schools such as CEU in Hungary, Warsaw University of Technology in Poland, and AUEB in Greece were placed 22nd, 23rd and 24th respectively in the European MBA rating.