MBA Programs In Europe

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 in MBA Online Programs

With so many top in Europe your biggest problem is going to be deciding which one is best for you. There are many variations in the programs such as costs, lengths, etc. It takes time to sort through it all but with such a big commitment in time and money, you sure don’t want to make a rash decision.

Finding the school and considering all the variables logically will help you make the best choice for you and your life and overall career goals.

Finding a good school is actually not going to be a problem since Europe has a lot of excellent schools that offer MBA programs.

Here are a few you should consider:

1. IE Business School in Madrid Spain. Consistently ranked as one of the best programs this school boasts enrollments of around 2,000 students.

Students can pursue their MBA full time or part time so this is an excellent choice for any student who is also working full time and / or has a family.

2. Insead in Fontainebleau France. This school also has campuses and research centers in Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Tel-Aviv. There are about 1,000 students enrolled in this accelerated 10 month program.

3. London Business School located next to the famous Regents Park. This school offers several programs in addition to an MBA including an Executive MBA.

Now to narrow down your choices, there is one very helpful technique you can use, simple create a spread sheet where you can write down the pertinent information for your top three or so choices.

Here is an idea of just how you can lay it all out:

1. Make a column for each school and put in rows for cost, location, length of program, student to teacher ratio and reputation of the school.

2. When factoring in the cost remember that a more expensive program in a closer location might actually end up costing you less since you don’t have to commute. There will also be less time involved so that should be factored in as well.

3. Make sure that each school you are considering is fully accredited. You sure don’t want to invest all that time and money only to find that your degree is worthless.

4. Consider the length of the program. If you are planning on working full time during the program it might seem like a good idea to find the shortest program possible, but remember, it will also be accelerated.

5. Find out what the student to teacher ratio is. The fewer students that each teacher has to help will mean there is a chance you can get more help. That may help make your program a little easier to complete.

Getting your MBA is a huge move and it will take a lot of money and a lot of commitment. For that reason, it is important that you choose wisely and with so many excellent in Europe it might get a little confusing. Hopefully the tips above will help.

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