new European ranking of the FT
The two best European business schools are now located in France: HEC Paris and Insead. London Business School fell to a third place.
Of the top 36 programs 10 are in the UK, 8 in France, 4 in Spain, 3 in the Netherlands, 2 in Germany, 2 in Switzerland, 1 in Austria, 1 in Belgium, 1 in Finland, 1 in Ireland, 1 in Italy, 1 in Portugal, and 1 in Sweden.
Reforms undertaken by French business schools (Grandes écoles) years ago have clearly paid off, and there's yet momentum in the system. Among them, paying per performance, recruiting among the best in the world, teaching in many languages (with a significant share in English and French), and offering high-value alternative curricula that you cannot find in American or British business schools.