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Top Business Schools For European Finance

A glimpse at HEC Paris, EBS Business School, SDA Bocconi and Cass Business School

By  Harriet Murdoch

Thu Sep 29 2011

BusinessBecause
London, Paris, Milan and Frankfurt are four of the world’s most important financial centres. We profile four top business schools for European finance, one at the heart of each of these cities.

HEC Paris
HEC Paris was one of Europe’s first MBA schools, launching its MBA program in 1969. Regularly ranked in the top 20 business schools in the world by the Financial Times this is a stalwart (albeit a dynamic one) of the business school scene. It has impressive career statistics to boot; 80% of 2010 graduates had a job offer by graduation and many of them were recruited by BNP Paribas and Lafarge.

With a mean graduate base salary of $121,675, one quarter go into consulting and one fifth into finance. The school itself is located on a 110-hectare woodland campus in Jouy-en-Josas in Versailles, just southwest of Paris.

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EBS Business School
Frankfurt’s EBS University was Germany’s first business university. The campuses are just outside the melee of Frankfurt at Oestrich-Winkel, known as “the Castle”, and Wiesbaden-Schierstein, or “Rheingau-Palais”. EBS Business School graduates are regularly recruited from the school’s corporate supporters who include JP Morgan Chase, L'Oréal, Rothschild and Procter & Gamble.

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SDA Bocconi
SDA Bocconi, Italy’s most established business school, is located in the centre of Milan. Its graduates are recruited heavily by BANCA IMI and Johnson&Johnson and they can expect an average base salary of $92,963. The biggest single group – 40% of
grads - move into the consulting industry and the next most popular choice is finance with 17%. SDA Bocconi is not just full of financiers but fashionistas, keen to soak up the Italian fashion culture and study a module in luxury goods management.

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Cass Business School
The City of London is the crown jewel of European financial centres. Cass business school, part of London’s City University, is located in Moorgate in London’s financial district, and has a reputation for its academic excellence in strategy and hard core finance. The old stomping ground of EasyJet’s Stelios, Coca Cola CEO Muhtar Kent and Robert Kelly, CEO of Bank of New York Mellon offers specialised programs in areas such as derivatives trading. Career prospects look bright for Cass MBA graduates with 71% working in the financial industry.
 

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Student Reviews

Bayes Business School

Student

Verified

31/10/2023

On Campus

Best Journalism school in Europe

When I first stepped onto the campus of City, University of London, I knew I was in for a ride - and not just on the Tube! With its vibrant energy and an impressive repertoire of programs, City U became my home away from home. The Journalism program was kind of a big deal. Rumour was that we were the best in Europe! The lecturers were not just experts in their field; they’re practically journalistic royalty. They were invested, passionate, and had a knack for turning the most flat press release into a riveting news story. With their guidance, I’ve learned to navigate the chaotic world of media like a pro. The campus was a melting pot of every culture, being that we had such a diverse international crowd. Being in the heart of London, I had the world at my fingertips - there was always a new corner to explore, a hidden gem of a cafe to discover, or a street performer! City, University of London wasn't just a university; it was a chapter in my life story that I’ll never forget.

Lydia

Verified

23/02/2023

On Campus

Learning environment

The teacher-learner ration is manageable, giving each learner a chance to gain personal attention. It is also easier following up on the progress of a student, as the numbers per class is not large. the conducive environment for learning includes clean classes, standard desks, world class instructional facilities and the opportunity to engage lecturers even after their sessions. The team spirit at City is above board, with learners getting chance to learn both from instructors and colleagues. This is the university of choice; the place to be.

Nathaniel

Verified

24/01/2023

On Campus

Classes

I liked that each class had a manageable number of learners, making the professor-learner ratio favor knowledge acquisition. I also liked that study schedules were manageable, and not overwhelming. The focus on talents and gifts even within the learning environment makes it possible for learners to achieve the best of their potential, and this has worked to the advantage of those that have schooled at City, University of London

Muhammad

Verified

24/01/2023

On Campus

Classes

The diversity at City University facilitates interactions and is a direction toward the unity of the world. The classes are well built to match the number and needs of all students regardless of the elements of diversity that set people apart. The use of technology in delivery makes learning even more interesting and achievable. At City University there is no distinction pegged on the issues that make people unique.

Dorah

Verified

23/01/2023

On Campus

professors

The team of lecturers at the Uiversity are well experienced. Their level of insight and the methodologies of delivery works for the interes of the leaeners. My learning experience was largely boosted by the level of knowledge of the professors at the institution, and their passion to transfer the same to learners. I appreciate every class I attended because of the level of insight I was able to gather

Nora

Verified

17/12/2022

On Campus

The best university I’ve been to

The campus and the people I've met have made it a wonderful experience. I was reared in a small town with a graduating class of only 88 individuals, so moving to City University was a huge adjustment for me. My dorm has more residents than my whole high school combined! I enjoy the atmosphere here, and everyone is so friendly. Outstanding academic options and a stunning campus. Really great from beginning to end. The educators genuinely love what they do, and the students are ready to learn. On or around college, there is always something to do with friends, and the social scene is particularly warm.

Antonia

Verified

21/11/2022

On Campus

Bayes Business School

As a student at City university attending Bayes Business School I would totally recommend choosing this university as the experience is exceptional with great social networking opportunities . Professors are significantly helpful, delivering with excellence and professionalism. Everyone is happy to help and make you feel welcomed in such an esteem university as City, offering exceptional development and guidance through out the course.

Muhammad

Verified

15/11/2022

On Campus

Economics and Politics

Incredibly amazing university, the way they polish students and help them boost their morale and think intellectually is worthwhile. Many universities have international partnerships to allow exchanges between their students. The most obvious subjects for these opportunities would be those that involve languages, and the study of people and places.

Navya

Verified

11/11/2022

On Campus

Clinical biology

I really like it it’s perfect for me with not too many people and not too few either. All the modules are amazing. I love the toy bar. I love all the societies that I’ma part of. Especially the colour Bollywood society

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