FT top European business schools ranking, FT/McKinsey book award winner

Welcome to Business enterprise University Briefing. We supply you insights from Andrew Hill and Jonathan Moules, and the select of leading stories remaining browse in enterprise faculties. Edited by Wai Kwen Chan and Andrew Jack.

European enterprise faculties ranking 2020

Find out which are the leading 90 enterprise faculties in Europe, in accordance to the Economical Times and browse the rest of our report.


The Economical Times seeks your opinions on how to most effective measure investigation output from enterprise faculties to far better capture its benefit. Please take part in our survey to help us update our examination of enterprise schools’ investigation in the rankings, with a concentrate on evaluating the influence on culture.

Andrew Hill’s management problem

Previous week, No Filter by Sarah Frier was named Financial Times and McKinsey Business enterprise Reserve of the Calendar year. (You can check out highlights of the online ceremony here.)

The ebook seems at the creeping command Fb exerted in excess of Instagram soon after shopping for the picture app, whose founders finally stop.

In my column, I have touched on the counterfactual historical past in which the founders reject Facebook’s supply. So for my management problem, please imagine what would have took place experienced Instagram remained unbiased. Could it have prospered without the need of the infrastructure, data and fiscal help of Fb? Ship your feelings — as concise as you can take care of — to [email protected].

Many thanks for your responses to my simply call for methods in which “not working from house” careers may possibly be redesigned to let for extra remote work. Quite a few of you pointed out that plumbers and other tradespeople could work remotely offering video prognosis of simple difficulties. Sarah Ouarbya drew a cheeky parallel with management consultants, pointing out that “the tradesperson rakes in the gains whilst the purchaser has carried out all the really hard work [and] inevitably the shoppers grow to be so proficient in the task they transform work and grow to be the tradesperson”.

In further more reading, dip into the proposals of the 3 finalists for the ebook award’s sister Bracken Bower Prize, starting off with winner Stephen Boyle’s plan about how central lender electronic currencies could transform the overall economy.

Jonathan Moules’ enterprise school information

This has been a screening yr for the enterprise education and learning sector, but a person that many faculties have turned to their edge — particularly in the “old entire world” nations, highlighted in our latest yearly ranking of European enterprise faculties.

Figures from the Graduate Administration Admission Council, show European faculties benefited extra from the rebound in 2020 purposes than their peers in the US and Asia Pacific. Our analysis highlights the better proportions of European students taking postgraduate courses immediately soon after their initial degree and the means of many major programmes to go on at the very least some confront-to-confront educating.

It will be vital for European faculties to capitalise on their innovations in educating shorter classes with broader appeal, these as the masters in management degree, while embracing the technological and logistical prerequisites of on the web.

There is great information for would-be MBA students. Six in ten of admissions teams surveyed by education and learning services supplier Kaplan explained they experienced suspended the GRE or GMAT exam necessity.

In other information, The Business enterprise University (previously Cass) at City, College of London, is crowdsourcing students, employees and alumni to obtain a new name, after dropping its link to British slaver Sir John Cass in July, whose basis donated to the school.

For further more reading, I suggest the following piece about the potential risks of a domino result from burnout, created by Thomas Roulet at Cambridge Judge Business enterprise University. We still want to treatment for ourselves as the financial influence of the pandemic reverberates in the coming yr.

Data line

To obtain out which subjects European enterprise faculties are great at educating, Leo Cremonezi and Sam Stephens look for responses in the most recent FT rankings data.

Postgraduates, who finished an FT survey in 2019 and 2020, report that MBAs are great for entrepreneurship and global enterprise educating, while the EMBA is more robust in corporate system and finance. Masters in Administration degrees score very for basic management, global enterprise and finance.

Also, the FT’s ranking workforce delves into the 2020 enterprise school rankings data, from careers to benefit for revenue, and graduates’ views on what enterprise faculties do very well in ­— and considerably less very well.

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Prime enterprise school reads

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The true class war is within the rich An academic blames ‘elite overproduction’ for political turmoil in the west

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