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Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: MBA Class Size at Top Programs in Europe

class size at top european mba programs

MBA class size in Europe varies as much as it does in the U.S. London Business School and INSEAD lead the pack with around 500 students each. At the other end of the spectrum, some European schools have fewer than 60 candidates. Rotterdam and Manchester hover around 100 students each, while Oxford, IE and IESE move into the 300s regarding class size. Most of the classes represented below will be graduating in 2024, as the European MBA programs are typically one year in duration.

Applicants may want to consider MBA class size when considering fit. While MBA programs thrive on relationship-building, a smaller class size can lend itself to a more intimate, close knit culture.

Review the chart below to see the class sizes of European MBA programs.

European School Class Size
Cambridge Judge 226
Esade 162
ESMT Berlin 55-65
HEC Paris 243
IE Business School ~395
IESE Business School ~350
IMD Business School 87**
Imperial College Business School 54
London Business School 487*
Manchester AMBS 96
Oxford Saïd Business School 334
Rotterdam Business School 100

*Class of 2025
**Class of 2023

The figures for this Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: MBA Class Size at Top Programs in Europe were drawn from the Class of 2024, unless otherwise noted.

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