Discover the changing face of the business school experience
Source: WU Vienna University

Business school equips entrepreneurs for a future that is not set in stone. As such, its approaches are ever-evolving.

A modern postgraduate programme allows for specialisation, practical learning opportunities, and close industry links that place students right in the heart of the current business landscape. It takes place in a supportive, accessible institution, where students can learn from inspiring mentors, exchange ideas with fellow innovators, and forge lasting bonds for business and life.

Ultimately, the aim is to create a more sustainable, equitable future through responsible entrepreneurship.

In the words of Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs & Business Graduates Association Andrew Main Wilson, “The world needs ‘different leaders,’ who have a high level of awareness about what’s going on in the world, a high level of engagement in wanting to do something about it, and who operate with humility and humanity.”

Good leaders are therefore focused on change and growth regardless of the current circumstances and challenges.

What does it take to pave the way for such pioneers? These leading business schools in Europe have it all figured out.


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Source: WU Vienna University

The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is triple-accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA — an honour bestowed upon less than 1% of universities worldwide. Not only is it Austria’s only business and economics university, but it is also a respected global education and research institution.

It is located in the heart of Vienna, the world’s most liveable city in 2019, the greenest city of 2020 and the location of one of Europe’s most vibrant start-up scenes.

The university delivers multiple master’s programmes in English, including in Quantitative Finance, Digital Economy, Information Systems, and Supply Chain Management.These programmes equip students for a dynamic business world by exposing them to top researchers and companies.

Besides high-quality, interdisciplinary academic programmes, students also benefit from affordable tuition fees and support. Budding entrepreneurs get backing to launch their career at the WU ZBP Career Centre and from programmes such as Mentoring@WU and WU Top League.

With the university’s network of 240 partner institutions, they get access to a wide range of exchange and summer programmes in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Exposure to the world happens right on campus as well — international students make up 27% of WU’s intake. Join this diverse group of talent by clicking here.


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Source: London School of Economics

Ranked among the global top ten universities for business and management, the Department of Management at the London School of Economics (LSE) consists of four academic units: Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour; Information Systems and Innovation; Managerial Economics and Strategy; and Management Science.

The LSE business school offers master’s programmes in management and leadership. For those who want to earn their qualification in specialist expertise,  there are various Master of Science degrees including social innovation and entrepreneurship; human resources and organisations; and economics and management.

LSE students explore pertinent issues of the day to develop industry-relevant insights into the business landscape. They view everything through the lens of social science, which is a known LSE advantage.

“My course experience has opened my eyes to a variety of issues affecting countries on a global and international level. I have truly enjoyed expanding my cultural understanding here at LSE,” said student Madalyn Kranz from the US.

What is more, the university’s rich career resources assist students at every stage of their journey. That’s how LSE graduates have found employment in 121 countries worldwide.


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With campuses in Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore, EDHEC is one of the best known European business schools worldwide. Its postgraduate courses focus on stimulating entrepreneurship and creativity.

Business school students at EDHEC choose between the flagship Master in Management, Master of Science, or the MSC and Global MBA Double Degree. If you want to pursue a well-rounded postgraduate programme for a career in business management, financial economics, or global economies, go for the two-year Master in Management.

On the other hand, the one-year Master of Science focuses on the functional and professional competencies for global business success. You can choose to specialise in Business Management or Financial Economics.

The two-year double degree course allows you to customise intensive Master of Science coursework with a rigorous Global MBA programme.

Graduate Baihe Li, who studied the MSc in Financial Markets, is now a senior analyst at Allianz Investment Management in Germany. She got to explore financial industry trends during her course, even graduating with an embedded FinTech Certificate.

“These courses not only strengthened my understanding of financial markets but also helped me expand the necessary hard and soft skills to perform well in the finance world,” Li testified.


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Today’s B-school experience is about embracing new opportunities brought about by increased knowledge transfer, cross-border partnerships, and technological progress. That’s just what you’ll find at Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE).

The School’s International Master’s in Finance ranks 14th worldwide and 12th in Europe. Besides that, you can also opt to do a Master’s in Economics, Management or Business Analytics. Another top course is the Lisbon MBA, offered in partnership with MIT Sloan.

If you’re looking for a truly global experience, opt for the CEMS Master’s in International Management. CEMS is a global alliance of the world’s top 32 business schools with 70 multinational companies and NGOs, and Nova SBE is the only member school in Portugal.

Located on the vibrant coast of Lisbon, Nova SBE’s Carcavelos Campus welcomes future entrepreneurs to a sunny, lively postgraduate experience. Not only are programme fees lower, but living in Lisbon is also more affordable than its northern counterparts.

All master’s courses are taught in English, covering 18 areas of expertise across over 100 customisable electives. Students also stand to gain invaluable global experience from the university’s 150 exchange agreements with schools all over the world.

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