HEC in the Press

Good signs for Europe’s business schools

FT.com, 1 December 2013

Europe’s top business schools are hoping that, after many years of constant uncertainty and frequent gloom, there will be a new lease of life for business education in Europe. An indicator of this turn-around has certainly been the ability of European Business Schools to attract professors from the USA to come and work in Europe. Bernard Ramanantsoa, dean of HEC Paris, believes that the MBA is still the flagship program for most European Business Schools: “If you talk with colleagues in the US, you just don’t exist if you don’t have an MBA.” Like Oxford and LBS, HEC Paris also notes a change in the careers of its MBA graduates, with more and more becoming involved in small entrepreneurial or start-up companies.

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