When it comes to choosing a business school, every applicant knows there’s no one factor that can determine everything.
Course cost, rankings, international diversity, and many more factors come into play when it comes to choosing the right school. Particularly, if you’re looking for a full-time MBA course, you’re not just choosing a place to study—you’re choosing a place to live.
What the university looks like and what’s around it is an important thing to consider when you’re choosing your future school.
Luckily, there are plenty of business schools all around the world with amazing campuses that combine business education with a unique living environment and experience.
Here’s our list of the 10 most amazing business school campuses in the world:
1. China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai campus
CEIBS’s Shanghai campus is something to behold. Coming into being in 2013, the campus’s third “phase” features a granite-floored indoor lake at its centre. A glass pyramid centrepiece sits atop the water, providing a rest area for students as they walk a corridor that spans the surface of the lake.
2. Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA in the Shard, London
On Warwick Business School’s EMBA program you can learn how to reach new heights in your career, from the tallest building in the UK. Just don’t get distracted by the iconic monuments outside the window!
3. Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney
Located in sunny Sydney, AGSM UNSW’s Kensington campus provides a spacious learning site just three kilometers from beautiful Coogee Beach.
4. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong
HKUST’s main campus is nestled in the lap of the aptly-named Clear Water Bay and is only 30 minutes from the city by public transport.
5. Hult International Business School’s EMBA Ashridge campus
Set in a National Trust heritage site, the Ashridge estate encompasses 5,000 acres and more than 700 years of history. It’s a campus fit for the aristocracy—indeed, a line of earls and dukes have been its tenants in the past.
6. Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Netherlands
With a history dating back to the 13th century, Nyenrode Castle in Breukelen, Netherlands, is now home to Nyenrode Business Universiteit. It’s the only known castle in the world with a manual carillon, which is played by the University’s resident carillonist on national holidays and throughout the term!
7. University of Oxford, Saïd Business School
The University of Oxford’s collegiate system means that MBAs are not only students of the business school, but of one of the University’s historic colleges. Oxford Saïd MBAs can spend their studies strolling between the city’s beautiful quads and libraries, as well as the business school itself, which comes complete with a 400-seat amphitheatre that hosts performances of Shakespeare plays in the summer months!
8. European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Berlin, Schloss Gracht campus
The second campus of ESMT Berlin is a medieval moated castle situated right in the heart of the Rhineland, complete with its own working drawbridge.
9. HEC Paris
Located near Versailles in Jouy en Josas, the HEC Paris is based inside a chateau. The grounds measure up to 1.3km2 and include a lake and expansive gardens—it’s also only a short distance from Paris by train.
10. Campbell School of Business at Berry College, Georgia, US
Berry College in Georgia, US is famed for its grounds. Its main and mountain campuses are connected by a “Viking Trail”: a path for runners, cyclists, horseback riders, and other adventure-seekers looking to take in the views.