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European Business school rankings 2006

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Rank '06
Business school name
MBA '06[2]
MBA sal. ($)[3]
MBA inc. (%)[4]
EMBA '06[5]
EMBA sal. ($)[6]
EMBA inc. (%)[7]
Masters '06[8]
Masters sal. (€)[9]
Open EE '06[10]
Custom EE '06[11]
15HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance7102,8211282260,29384162,52472
21London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.1125,9881271255,71898--53
30IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland5135,062806157,84946--41
41IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain3103,9841523157,475138--217
51Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain4100,7131477156,37267--15
619ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / U.K. / Germany / Spain / Italy2679,3944212114,91667349,6411517
710Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlands9105,5781199106,328641336,891-9
88Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolU.K.14114,4859615121,57767--63
812Bradford School of Management/TiasNimbas Business SchoolU.K. / Netherlands / Germany1987,7799914102,390812036,525-
108InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore2129,53291-----26
112Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain1092,125145---1138,4251012
1232Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden / Russia / Latvia---1376,16474846,0321611
1320EMLyon Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance---2492,19065543,1491814
147Essec Business SchoolFrance / Singapore---10118,41467645,1861110
1429Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium---2099,936561244,492916
168Hult Ashridge Executive EducationU.K.18140,8826619127,39364--137
173Warwick Business SchoolU.K.1792,170904118,545103---20
1817Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.2578,387772481,968531943,248--
1910City's Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.15102,0531025147,55197----
2010University College Dublin: SmurfitIreland2493,5997117118,687623038,264--
2111Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.15108,392847116,15682----
221Lancaster University Management SchoolU.K.1199,428125---2636,998-21
2315London School of Economics and Political ScienceU.K.---2260,29384850,458--
2414Edhec Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance28-----741,237-19
2423Aalto UniversityFinland30--2696,998462438,04818-
2417University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolU.K.6126,358101------8
2710Copenhagen Business SchoolFeatured business schoolDenmark---21111,176531841,922--
281University of Bath School of ManagementU.K.---1199,024792733,774--
2914Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance------447,350--
303SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly1296,360128-----1212
315University of Edinburgh Business SchoolU.K.2087,775942373,61974----
327University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.---18106,310613332,983--
335Henley Business SchoolU.K.---16120,95173--1415
331University of St GallenFeatured business schoolSwitzerland---22108,62344--822
3517Alliance Manchester Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.7103,157130------23
3625University of Cambridge: JudgeU.K.13107,75385-------
3715Audencia Business SchoolFrance------1039,972--
3712Nottingham University Business SchoolU.K.2768,15278---2239,755--
39Rouen Business SchoolFrance------1538,785--
39Louvain School of ManagementBelgium------1539,506--
3913Solvay Brussels School of Economics and ManagementBelgium------1440,386--
4223University of CologneGermany------1749,087--
433Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Business SchoolIreland22117,88586-------
446NHH Norwegian School of EconomicsNorway------2141,071--
4511Birmingham Business SchoolU.K.2381,30791-------
45ESC LilleFrance------2334,849--
453Leeds University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.2074,118103-------
483Nyenrode Business UniversiteitNetherlands------2837,85917-
497Corvinus University of BudapestHungary------2533,154--
50Eada Business School BarcelonaFeatured business schoolSpain29--27------
50Reims Management SchoolFrance------2836,603--
526BI Norwegian Business SchoolNorway31-----3438,243--
52Toulouse Business School (TBS)France------3033,932--
5413WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)Austria------3039,814--
55SGH Warsaw School of EconomicsPoland------3532,478--
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Table notesAlthough the headline ranking figures show changes in the data year to year, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 150 points separate HEC School of Management at the top, from the school ranked number 55. The top ten business schools, from HEC to Insead, form the top group of schools. The second group is headed by Esade Business School, which would need to increase its score by eight per cent overall in order to enter the top group. The third group is headed by the Copenhagen Business School and the fourth by the Rouen School of Management.

1. The country or countries in which the main campuses of the school are located.

2. The ranking of European schools within the Financial Times MBA 2006.

3. The average salary three years after graduation in US dollars. The figure is an average of the final salaries from MBA 2006, MBA 2005 and MBA 2004.

4. The percentage increase in average salary from the beginning of the MBA to three years after graduation. The figure is a weighted average of the MBA 2006, MBA 2005 and MBA 2004 increases.

5. The ranking of the European schools within Financial Times EMBA 2006.

6. The average salary three years after graduation in US dollars. The figure is an average of the final salaries from EMBA 2006, EMBA 2005 and EMBA 2004.

7. The percentage increase in average salary from the beginning of the EMBA to three years after graduation. The figure is a weighted average of the EMBA 2006, EMBA 2005 and EMBA 2004 increases.

8. The Financial Times 2006 ranking of European business schools' Masters in Management programmes.
The Cems programme was ranked number two in the European Masters in Management 2006 rankings, but it has not been included in the European Business Schools 2006 ranking as it does not classify as a school.

9. An average of salaries, three years after graduation, reported by European Masters in Management alumni (in Euros).

10. The European schools rank from the Open programmes survey of the Financial Times Executive Education rankings 2006.

11. The European schools rank from the Custom programmes survey of the Financial Times Executive Education rankings 2006.

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