European Undergraduate Target Schools Tier List (2022 Updates)

Hi all, I am creating this classic to help young monkeys in their process in transmutation into monkeys. Since there is no body that releases world rankings for bachelor's degrees I thought I would do it myself.

The ranking is done according to reputation and placement on linkedin (I am a Bocconi alumni who is now AN1 from EVR).

Level S++ (Super Objective)

Oxbridge

LSE

ESSEC

ESCP

Level S+ (Objective)

St. Gallen (only for DACH)

Bocconi

IE (only for Spain)

Imperial (only for STEM)

Tier A+ (Low Target to Top Semi-Target)

RSM

WHU (only for DACH)

ESADE (only for Spain)

EDHEC (only for France)

Tier A (Low low Target to Top Low-Target)

EmLyon (only for France)

Warwick

What do you guys think? Let me know and I will make the necessary changes if they are generally shared.

Comments (64)

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 7, 2022 - 10:43am

very inaccurate since there is no such thing as "european" target schools. some schools place better in certain regions i.e. Warwick places better in London than most of the schools you listed

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Jul 8, 2022 - 2:43am
giorgiom, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes but it makes up for that with the rest of Europe no one would ever take someone who did Warwick

  • Intern in HF - EquityHedge
Jul 7, 2022 - 1:38pm

>only got into Evercore

>thinks they're qualified to give placement advice

>lists schools no one in London has ever heard of

seems legit

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Jul 8, 2022 - 2:43am
giorgiom, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Let me imagine you were pissed

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  • Intern in HF - EquityHedge
Jul 8, 2022 - 8:24am

Not really. It doesn't matter a the end of the day. The only city I care about is London lol. I just find it funny I haven't heard of some of these at all.

Jul 9, 2022 - 7:50am
SoraisWind, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Exactly that's what I was saying. I live in Madrid and ICADE and CUNEF and ESADE have like 2x to 3x placement in MBB and IB than undergraduate IE. Spain is very elitist in this sense, mostly private school kids get into IB.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 8, 2022 - 9:54am

evercore is one of the shittiest firms in London, no wonder retards like OP get in.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 8, 2022 - 11:05am

.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 8, 2022 - 12:47pm

ESSEC and ESCP don't belong to the S-range. No school in France does beside HEC. Bring them both down to A+

Jul 13, 2022 - 2:08pm
giorgiom, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You are so informed, HEC has no bachelor's degree, big stupid

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Jul 9, 2022 - 7:24am
nevernotstopping, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This is called European Undergraduate Target List, however ESSEC, ESCP, .. only place into IBD via their Masters programmes and not their BBA (Bachelor equivalent).

Jul 9, 2022 - 11:54am
TheMuffinMac, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agreed, and correct; thanks to the French education system, the BSc/BBA programmes at grandes écoles aren't targeted. The targeted degree course is the "diplôme de grande école" or MiM, which French students can enter directly (in a way).

To enter it, you'll either need two years' of "classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles" (if you're French) or a bachelor's degree (if you're not).

The one exception is ESCP, which allows non-French students to enter the MiM programme in the same way as French students via their pre-master year.

So ESCP can be included in this list (target schools at the undergraduate level) IF you "transfer" to ESCP to do the pre-master year and then the MiM.

Jul 9, 2022 - 7:47am
SoraisWind, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I live I Spain and IE is not in the top 3 Target UNDERGRADUATE (not masters) schools. Just check some linkedin of non IE masters students compared to universities like ICADE, ESADE, and CUNEF. IE undergraduate is too easy and non intensive. I have many friends there. Esade is good tho

Jul 9, 2022 - 12:14pm
tusdias, what's your opinion? Comment below:

IE undergrad is a joke, target schools in Spain are ICADE, ESADE, CUNEF and Carlos III in that order. It's also pretty elitist so 90% will come from the first three since they're private

Jul 9, 2022 - 4:25pm
boib_1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Nuts ranking! ESCP and ESSEC bachelor's are crap... IE and EDHEC are also pure shit... Warwick and RSM should be much higher 

Pure spam

Jul 13, 2022 - 2:11pm
giorgiom, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Warwick is the biggest scum that exists, no one who has been admitted to the cited universities would choose Warwick and RSM as their first choice

Jul 15, 2022 - 6:48am
kinghamasaki, what's your opinion? Comment below:

To be fair most European b-schools Bachelor's are only there to milk their students, it's their master's programmes where it's at

Jul 13, 2022 - 5:59pm
camembert, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thought I'd come up with an alternative list based on what I've observed in London. Cannot speak for other major European financial centres. I would think of all the below as "target" schools.

Tier 1

  1. Oxford/Cambridge
  2. LSE
  3. Bocconi
  4. LBS
  5. INSEAD
  6. HEC

Tier 2

  1. UCL
  2. St. Gallen
  3. Imperial
  4. ESSEC
  5. ESADE
  6. Ecole Polytechnique

Tier 3

  1. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  2. IMD
  3. EM Lyon
  4. Warwick
  5. ... and the top university in small European countries (think SSE, Rotterdam, CBS)
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Jul 14, 2022 - 5:22am
camembert, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Most of the Europeans I've met haven't been undergraduates. Although I take your point that these universities are not all directly comparable. 

Jul 14, 2022 - 10:22am
giorgiom, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Ok so you don't mean bachelor, because many of the universities you mentioned only have master's degrees. I am an ex biem and mim Bocconi alumni but I can tell you that in my opinion the university no longer competes with the first tier (because it doesn't renew, it remains the same).

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2022 - 10:12am
camembert

Thought I'd come up with an alternative list based on what I've observed in London. Cannot speak for other major European financial centres. I would think of all the below as "target" schools.

Tier 1

  1. Oxford/Cambridge
  2. LSE
  3. Bocconi
  4. LBS
  5. INSEAD
  6. HEC

Tier 2

  1. UCL
  2. St. Gallen
  3. Imperial
  4. ESSEC
  5. ESADE
  6. Ecole Polytechnique

Tier 3

  1. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  2. IMD
  3. EM Lyon
  4. Warwick
  5. ... and the top university in small European countries (think SSE, Rotterdam, CBS)

Trash ranking

Jul 16, 2022 - 3:31pm
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