Guides: International Program Guides

Business schools outside the United States are increasingly popular among MBA hopefuls, and we at mbaMission are proud to offer our Program Guides for 11 international business schools. In these guides, we explore the MBA programs’ core curriculums, elective courses, campus locations, school facilities, rankings, and more.

Whether you are interested in ESADE within the bustling city of Barcelona, a more tranquil atmosphere at HEC Paris in the suburbs of the city, the historical setting of Cambridge Judge Business School, or the Ivey Business School or the Rotman School of Management in Canada, our international MBA guides can help you gain a deeper understanding of what awaits you at these top-ranked MBA programs and which program would fit your goals best.

Click the links to the right to download our International MBA Program Guides for free! Read below to learn more about each program in this MBA guide series.

The Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge in England is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in Europe. The school offers a rigorous one-year MBA program that runs from October to September and requires students to finish three team projects throughout their studies, in addition to an optional individual project.

ESADE is a private Jesuit university in Barcelona, Spain, that offers a full-time, highly customizable MBA program that can be completed in 12, 15, or 18 months. The school emphasizes diversity, leadership, and innovation in MBA studies and encourages students to boost their careers.

HEC Paris is located in Jouy-en-Josas, France, near the city of Paris, and offers one of the most prestigious MBA programs in both Europe and the world. The HEC MBA program lasts for 16 months, and the school takes pride in educating future leaders of the world—more Fortune 500 company CEOs have graduated from HEC than from any other European business school.

The full-time MBA program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School (HKUST) can be finished in 12 or 16 months and is highly customizable—students have several flexible core curriculums to choose from, not to mention the more than 60 elective courses and accelerator courses in such fields as data analysis and accounting.

The IE Business School, located in Madrid, Spain, offers an international MBA program and a tech MBA, both of which last for a year. The international MBA can be designed around the student’s personal interests and needs, making the program highly flexible. The school’s various labs, including the Tech Lab and the Social Impact Lab, provide students with the opportunity to put their skills to practical use.

With campuses located in New York, São Paulo, Madrid, Barcelona, and Munich, IESE is a truly global school under the umbrella of the University of Navarra in Spain. The IESE MBA program can be completed in 15 or 19 months and is highly international—in fact, 85% of the school’s typical incoming class consists of students from outside of Spain.

The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. The one-year MBA program offers studies both in person and in hybrid or virtual settings. The school’s goal is to shape leaders who can transform organizations for the better, and this is evident in IMD’s innovation-focused MBA program.

Ivey Business School is part of Western University, located in London, Ontario, in Canada. Ivey is credited with establishing Canada’s first MBA program, and the school’s full-time program is consistently ranked among the best in the country. The Ivey case study method focuses on developing strong management skills for MBA students.

London Business School is consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world. The MBA program can be completed in 15, 18, or 21 months and is highly customizable to students’ needs via tailored core courses, more than 80 elective course options, and opportunities in applied learning.

The Rotman School of Management is the graduate school of the University of Toronto in Canada and consistently ranks among the top MBA programs in the country. The central location of the school’s campus allows students to be near such metropolises as New York City and Washington DC, not to mention Toronto itself.

Saïd Business School is part of the historical University of Oxford in England. This one-year MBA program is often ranked among the best in both the country and the world, and the school offers a global alumni network and a rigorous academic experience. Saïd’s program is a decidedly global one, with 92% of a typical incoming class hailing from countries outside of England.

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