Business schools ranking: France is still under the spotlight [fr]

Published on Monday 14 September, the Financial Times ranking recognizes 21 French schools and made France the first country of his record. Four new schools in the Hexagon are emerging this year.

France is on the honor roll of the Financial Times (FT). The 2015 edition of the ranking was published today in London. It annually ranks the best European programs in management, based on a number of specific criteria, including the hiring rate in the three months after graduation, the average salary of their graduation job, internships or languages used by students. Long waited by not only the schools but also by their students, the ranking "FT" is a reference worldwide.

Four new French schools in the 2015 edition

With 21 French schools over a total of 80 on the list this year, France is a star of the ranking, far ahead of the United Kingdom (13 schools). Three of its representatives among the top ten, commonly referred to as "Parisian", keep the ranking as last year: HEC Paris and ESSEC Business School maintain respectively in 2nd and 3rd place while ESCP Europe, which has a Paris campus, occupies for the second consecutive year the 7th place ranking. Even the ranking of Edhec (18th) and Grenoble Management School (20th) dropped by 2 and 5 places, they still are in the top 20.

The Business School of La Rochelle represents the best progression: it rises 16 places and ranks 48th. Skema and Neoma also win seats. Another good news - the "FT" ranking for its 2014 edition retains four new French schools: ESSCA (51st), the EM Normandie (69), the ESC Dijon-Bourgogne group (76th) and ESC Clermont (77th).

Bad news for EM Lyon, despite its high national ranking, is called to order by the Financial Times. The school loses ten places and finds itself 20th in the ranking. Among the disappointments, there is also the disappearance of the ESC Rennes, or the drop of Montpellier BS (41st instead of 32nd) and Toulouse BS (36th instead of 30th).

Originally published in French on le Figaro on 14 September by Fanny Lauzier

publié le 16/09/2015

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