European target schools (comprehensive list)

Hello, after having discovered WSO a few weeks ago, I have come to realize that there is no comprehensive list of European target schools for Investment banking...

Could someone kindly provide us with a list (featuring targets, semi-targets and tiers in each category)?

I think it would help many European students as there is a lot of talk about US targets but not much for Europe (which is understandable, WSO having more members living in USA).

Comments (9)

Sep 2, 2019 - 4:15pm

Depends on the program but for MFin/MiMs it's the usual suspects.

Top tier: Oxbridge, LSE, HEC, Bocconi, Imperial

Then you have others that are quite good but not in the top such as UCL, SSE, IE, ESADE etc.

You then move onto the regional targets e.g. CBS for Scandinavia, Nova for Portugal, WSE for CEE etc. Plenty of rankings out there

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Dec 21, 2020 - 3:17pm

WhIch category does WHU comes in? Its a top regarded school right?

Sep 3, 2019 - 5:19am

After having read these comments, it seems to be:

Tier 1: LBS, INSEAD, LSE, Oxbridge, LSE and HEC, Imperial

Tier 2: UCL, ESADE, ESSEC, ESCP, Paris Dauphine, IE, IMD and St Gallen

Tier 3: EMLyon, EDHEC, IESE, Warwick, Cass, Rotterdam

Maybe someone could give their opinion about this ranking? What needs to be added/moved?
Also, how do these schools rank in their given tier?

Dec 21, 2020 - 3:34pm

INSEAD is a bit rogue because it's basically only a target for Assoc recruiting. 


Sep 3, 2019 - 6:39am

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I don't know... Yeah. Almost definitely yes.

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