Business schools and their applicants are fiercely competitive — but which ones deserve the prestige of being known as Europe's best?
QS has released their rankings of the best universities in the world by subject and region, including Europe's 20 best schools for business and management courses. The schools number among the best in the world and have produced a raft of CEOs of the world's biggest companies.
The rankings are built through the number of research citations the school gets per paper released, its reputation among academics, and its reputation among employers — covering both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.20. BI Norwegian Business School (no relation to Business Insider) is the fourth-best ranked in Scandinavia.
19. Aston University in Birmingham is a surprising entry, coming much further down on most UK university rankings, but the business school has gone from strength to strength and has broken into the top 20.
18. Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, is the country's best business school. Alumni include Jorma Ollila, former Nokia chairman and current Royal Dutch Shell chairman.
17. IMD ranks second for Switzerland and 17th for Europe as a whole, and has educated a range of CEOs from companies as big as Maersk Line, UBS and Nestle.
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