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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. ESMT Berlin and Imperial College of Business fall at the smaller end with class sizes of 40 and 53, respectively. Cambridge Judge, Esade and Rotterdam Business School all hover around 150-220 in class size. HEC Paris approaches 300 members of their class, while Oxford Saïd exceeds 300. IESE Business School lands around 350 members while IE Business School hosts closer to 400.

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 221
Esade 186
ESMT Berlin 40
HEC Paris 281
IE Business School ~395
IESE Business School ~350
IMD Business School 98
Imperial College Business School 53
London Business School 511
Manchester AMBS 113
Oxford Saïd Business School 311
Rotterdam Business School 115

The figures for this Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: MBA Class Size at Top Programs in Europe were drawn from the Class of 2023.

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