ESADE, Bocconi, or UK universities?
I am a French high school student and I would like to study business abroad.
I applied to ESADE, Bocconi and other schools in France (ESSEC, ESCP). I was not admitted to Bocconi (which was my first choice), and I was admitted to ESADE. ESADE's BBA is the most recognised in Spain (with ICADE). They have exchanges to HEC, Sciences Po, Bocconi, USC, and Wharton. The starting salary in 2017 was 55000€.
My goal is to study at a prestigious university in Europe with a strong network. And it seems that ESADE does not have this international recognition that I am looking for. Therefore, I'm hesitating to take one gap year to try Bocconi again and apply to English universities (LSE, UCL, King's College). I will therefore reject my offer from ESADE. By taking a gap year to train for the SAT, and thanks to my French Baccalaureate grades, I am pretty sure to get into Bocconi, UCL, and King's next year.
Is ESADE much less prestigious than these universities? What do you think about taking a gap year to apply to these universities?
I don't know in which sector or where I would like to work after my studies.
Thank you very much.