Which European Country Should You Study Business In?
Updated March 5, 2021
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Whether you’re looking to pursue a BA in business or an MBA, you’re guaranteed to find your ideal study destination in Europe. A small but mighty continent that’s a melting pot of languages, culture, art and history, it’s no wonder thousands of international students move here to uncover and experience all Europe has to offer.
You can’t deny the benefits of studying abroad either. When it comes to studying business in Europe, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the continent’s diverse range of business schools. With the opportunity to become multilingual, understand how business and markets work across borders, as well as gain an international perspective, prospective employers will fall at your feet.
Spain: the land of sunshine and creative business communities
Spain offers a warm welcome to more than 50,000 international students every year and provides a perfect balance of a sunny climate, affordable living costs, and outstanding education.
So, how does the idea of living moments away from miles of Mediterranean coastline while studying amid the hustle and bustle of one of Spain’s liveliest business hubs sound? If you choose to study business in Barcelona, you’ll not only be able to enjoy its sunny climate, world-famous gastronomy and Spanish culture, but you’ll also be surrounded by some of the world’s biggest multinational companies, such as Facebook, Amazon and IBM.
Proud of its long tradition of business and entrepreneurship, Barcelona is a buzzing city that’s constantly reinventing itself thanks to a non-stop influx of ambitious tech talent and networking events that take over the city on almost a daily basis.
So, it should come as no surprise that the city itself is a creative business community that’s home to over 1,300 homegrown startups and is a top destination for international conferences, such as the MWC (Mobile World Congress).
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Germany: a front runner in technology and home to one of the world’s most powerful economies
When it comes to the ideal city destination in Germany, you’d do well to consider the south of the country and discover Munich. Not only is it famous for its beer-brewing tradition that is celebrated during Oktoberfest, but Munich’s business schools offer some of the highest quality undergraduate and graduate business programs in Europe.
An added bonus is that you’ll find yourself becoming more than familiar with the German language which is excellent for international business communications.
As an exciting, authentic and multicultural hub, Munich is a city that’s associated with ideas, innovation and invention, so how do you rate your innovative mindset?
With many well-known high-tech and communications enterprises based in Munich, such as Siemens and Telefonica, along with automobile industries like BMW, you’ll never be far from the action as you rub shoulders with those in the know thanks to company visits with EU Business School. Global consultancies have also set up base in Munich, including PwC, Deloitte and Accenture.
Sitting comfortably in sixth place in the QS Best Student Cities 2018, Munich is often ranked as one of Europe’s most livable cities. In fact, according to Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey 2019, Munich is considered the third best city in the world for quality of life.
Switzerland: a nation that’s career focused and is home to the headquarters of hundreds of non-governmental organizations
Get ready for an academic experience that will take you from the snow-capped Alpine mountains to the twinkling waters of Lake Geneva. Having been voted the sixth happiest country in the world, Switzerland is a nation that offers an exceptional quality of life, four national languages, a prosperous economy, as well as some of the world’s finest chocolate and cheese.
The town of Geneva is the leading financial center of the country, while the municipality of Montreux boasts a lively student and a gorgeous setting on the shores of Lake Geneva. Together they are home to more than 140 multinational business headquarters between them, as well as over 300 non-governmental organizations and 200 diplomatic missions, including the World Health Organization and World Economic Forum.
Geneva and Montreux are hotspots for aspiring professionals who want to study business in Switzerland where finance, economy and diplomacy are an instrumental part of everyday life.
So, what are you waiting for?
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This article was originally published in June 2019 . It was last updated in October 2021