The best cities in the world to study an MBA

Currently, the MBA is the program of higher education with greater recognition and international prestige, focused on professionals who want to develop in the field of business management.

The best-rated country to study an MBA is the United States, and the cities most chosen by international students are Boston, New York and Chicago. Next comes the United Kingdom, Spain and Canada, according to a report from the MBA City Monitor published last September by ESADE Business School.

Another critical factor is the location of the business school; This is the third most important criterion when deciding on an MBA or another, ahead of others such as the positioning of the school itself in the rankings.

Undoubtedly, Spain can boast of a great attraction for international students, being the third country in the world with the most host of international students to do a master’s degree in business management.

Below are the ten leading localities, according to an ESADE study, for which the number of international students in 126 full-time MBAs included in the Financial Times ranking has been taken into account.


It is the world reference for MBAs, with essential business schools such as Harvard. Of the almost 4,000 students of this type in the city, more than 1,800 are international.

New York

The city of skyscrapers attracts more than 1,000 international students each year only in the schools present in the Financial Times ranking.


It is the first European city, with just over 1,000 students attracted to study an MBA.


The US city has more than 2,500 MBA students, of whom more than 900 come from outside the country.


The city counts with more than 800 international students who access MBA full-time programs.


The French capital attracts 900 international students each year to pursue an MBA.


The Canadian capital is the destination of more than 800 MBA per year.

Raleigh- Durham

Almost 700 international students choose this town of North Carolina.


The first Asian city on the list attracts more than 600 students annually.

San Francisco- San Jose

This area closes the top ten worldwide of the best cities to pursue an MBA, with more than 600 international students.

It is clear that venturing abroad to pursue a graduate degree goes far beyond a simple trip. Moreover, is that, before telling us about the option to leave our country, we must assess all the factors of our surroundings and the state of destination to study the master we are looking for.

A digital alternative does not have to be less than a face-to-face, it is a very well-valued option currently, as long as a prestigious institution backs it.

Over 65,000 students enrolled in this academic year

Throughout this academic year, more than 65,000 students have been enrolled in ENEB, spread across more than 40 countries, including Spain, Germany, Italy, England, China, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia and the United States.

The triple degree offered by the School in all its Master’s programs, as well as its international nature, place ENEB as a reference in online training for company managers and experts in the business field.

To satisfy the academic concerns of all students, the European Business School of Barcelona has decided to once again expand its educational offer with the Master’s Degree in Business and Corporate Communication and the Postgraduate Program in Management, Emotional Intelligence and Coaching.

Besides, when taking any master’s and postgraduate course of ENEB the school has an agreement with large companies in which students can complete internships with the ultimate goal of entering the world of work and be able to choose different professional vacancies.

ENEB obtains the Cum Laude quality seal

ENEB, together with EAE and IMF Business School, has obtained the Cum Laude quality seal awarded by Emagister, the leading training portal. This recognition is the result of academic excellence and recommendations from our students who have completed a Master’s or Postgraduate Program in ENEB and who have decided to recommend our Business School, recognising its prestige and credibility as a business school.

For ENEB, this stamp will give you more visibility on the search results page within Emagister as it will appear in the top positions. Besides, we have received a trophy and a diploma to proudly show the effort and work that comes with this seal.

Emagister grants these quality seals within its web portal and which are displayed when looking for information about the School and its educational programs. In order to obtain the seal, the institution needs to receive more than 50 student ratings with an average grade of at least 3.5 out of a maximum of 5. Also, the School must keep its list of courses permanently updated, ensuring it is at the forefront of the training offered.

Doctoral thesis of our collaborator Joaquim Marquès

The fall of the diffusion in the newspapers of payment in Spain. What have been the leading causes?

Through an exhaustive 11 years study (2000-2010), the causes of the fall of the paid press have been analysed. In this study, it has been tried to quantify to what extent each of these causes influences the crisis of the printed newspapers: the expansion of the digital media, the irruption of free papers, the bet (or not) for parallel distribution channels such as subscription, the incidence of the evolution of traditional outlets, the price of the product, a possible change in social habits and the beginning of the economic crisis.

The aim is to determine in what way and in what proportion these phenomena exert influences on the decrease in the dissemination of the daily press has been made through the detailed analysis of the six most critical general newspapers in Spain based on its dissemination: El País, El Mundo, ABC, La Vanguardia, El Periódico de Catalunya and La Razón.

The study, converted into a doctoral thesis, shows how the Spanish population increased by almost six million people in the period under investigation, of which 1.7 million were Spanish-speaking immigrants, which facilitated the possibility of consuming newspapers in Spanish.

Besides, in those eleven years, the real per capita income grew by 13.6%, so that the hypothesis that the decline in the sale of newspapers is the result of an impoverishment of the population can be refuted.

The study also notes that younger generations combine paper and digital support, without there being a radical substitution of one for another. On the other hand, an essential part of the population is still not an Internet user, about 23 million people living in Spain, in 2010, were not used to its use.

Regarding advertising, the pre-eminence it has had in the revenue items of the media is foreseeable that it will not occur again due to the increasing segmentation of audiences and because companies have been allocating proportionally fewer amounts to this industry each year.

The part destined to newspapers in 2000 supposed, practically, 30% of all the investment intended to conventional means, whereas in 2010 this percentage had fallen 9.5 points. In absolute terms, the loss was more than 545 million euros billed in the study period.