Barcelona consolidates its role as headquarters for top-level business schools. The Catalan capital retains in the ‘top’ three of these academic institutions, like Paris and London, according to the classification published this Monday by the ‘Financial Times’. The out maintains fourth place at the European level that reached in 2020. Esade, meanwhile, has dropped from position 12 to 13 and Eada it rises from 29 to 25.
The HEC Paris ranks first, followed by London Business School and the French Insead. These three institutions occupy the podium of this classification. The other Spanish business school, based in Madrid, IE Business School, ranks 12th.
One of the features of this classification is that it makes an average of the various specific rankings carried out throughout the year and that refer to different programs offered by business schools, from MBA to tailor-made programs. The ranking is made with the average of the results of the classifications that the ‘Financial Times’ makes throughout the year of four other specialties: the ‘Master in Business Administration’ (MBA), the Executive MBA (EMBA), the Executive Education o open and tailor-made managerial training and the master in management (MIM). Each of the categories accounts for 25% of the overall score. In addition, other factors are taken into account, such as the teaching staff (percentage of full-time female teachers, international professors and doctors).
That is why it is considered the most complete classification. To be on this list, you must have the academic Equis accreditation (a quality improvement system developed by the European Foundation for Quality Management) or the one issued by the AACSB, a global non-profit association that connects educators , students and companies.
In this sense, IESE, for example, is the first in the world in the ranking of bespoke programs for executives. Esade obtains its best position in open programs for executives, with seventh place; and Eada, with its MBA program at the European level, ranked number 21.