Europe's top MBA programs are more popular than ever. GMAT test-taking data suggest that Europeans are increasingly staying on the Continent to get their degrees, while Americans are increasingly traveling there to get theirs. The international stature of European programs is growing, but the main reason is economic: Many programs in Europe take just one year, compared with two in the U.S., making them far less expensive.
For this year's Bloomberg Businessweek European B-School Special Report, we've teamed up with London consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds, publisher of the TopMBA website and organizer of the QS World MBA Tour, to provide a ranking of top programs.
Note: The QS ranking is based on three annual surveys of international recruiters. Tuition is for the entire full-time MBA program. Class size and average GMAT score are for the most recent incoming class in the program. Starting salary is the average for members of the most recent graduating class with jobs three months after graduation. Currency conversions for tuition and salary used rates effective on March 26. All data are self-reported by schools.