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UK leads education as number one in Europe’s top 10 business schools

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Just yesterday, Real Business published an interview featuring five British business schools offering advice on how you can grow your company in 2015.

On the back of that, a new study from careers and education network QS(Quacquarelli Symonds) has listed Europe’s top 65 business schools and the London Business School has taken the top spot to defeat France’s INSEAD, which held the number one position for more than a decade.

The global survey takes results from 5,700 recruiters who actively hire MBAs to discover the schools from which they would employ staff and, for the first time, 7,200 business academics were approached to determine the reputation of the schools.

The study shows that the Judge Business School in Cambridge was the only new entry to this year’s top ten, supporting the UK which dominated by accounting for 26 of the 65 schools on the list. France followed with nine schools, Spain had five and Switzerland had four, while Finland, Portugal, Turkey and Belgium had just one each.

We’ve explored the results on the top ten schools on the continent below:

1. London Business School

Employer Score: 100 

Academic Score: 99.9

Overall Score: 100

The London Business School held the second spot in 2013, but has overtaken INSEAD as its academic reputation outshone the latter by a percentage of 0.3 per cent.

2. INSEAD, France

Employer Score: 100

Academic Score: 99.6

Overall Score: 100

INSEAD has been the number one school on the continent for more than a decade, but lost out marginally this year. However, the near perfect scores of INSEAD and LBS ranks the pair alongside Harvard on the global scale.

3. Saïd Business School, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Employer Score: 96.6

Academic Score: 99.7

Overall Score: 97.1

Last year, the Said Business School sat in fourth place but succeed in making it to the top three in 2014.

4. HEC Paris MBA Program, France

Employer Score: 95.8

Academic Score: 88.4

Overall Score: 94.7

HEC Paris made the largest rise this year as the report shows the institute was in tenth place in 2013.

5. SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy

Employer Score: 86.5

Academic Score: 89

Overall Score: 86.9

The SDA Bocconi School completes the top five and is the highest scorer for Italy.

6. IE Business School, Spain

Employer Score: 94.3

Academic Score: 43.7

Overall Score: 86.7

7. ESADE Business School, Spain

Employer Score: 85.3

Academic Score: 74.9

Overall Score: 83.7

8. IMD, Switzerland

Employer Score: 88

Academic Score: 51.9

Overall Score: 82.6

9. IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain

Employer Score: 83.5

Academic Score: 54.9

Overall Score: 79.2

10. Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Employer Score: 75.1

Academic Score: 99.9

Overall Score: 78.8

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