"Europe is becoming a hot spot for MBA recruiting. The UK is at full employment, particularly due to the implementation of the Highly Skilled Migrant Program, the visa regime that is favorable to MBAs of almost any nationality. Spain and Italy have growing numbers of finance and technology companies regularly recruiting MBAs, as well as a growing consulting industry. The economies of Germany and France remain sluggish, though major companies are active. In March 2007, Graham Hastie of London Business School observed: "The MBA job market in Europe has transformed since 2004. We expect most students to have at least one offer, and in many cases, several offers at graduation. The prospects are outstanding for next year's class." Western European recruiters currently report salaries of US$91,400—slightly higher even than the US average."
In sum, it’s a great time to do an MBA in Europe.
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4) IE (Instituto de Empresa)
8) London Business School
9) Manchester Business School
10) SDA Bocconi .....