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Top reasons why London tops the business education charts

by John Saunders
23rd Jul 19 9:44 am

London is home to many of the best business education institutions on the planet – here’s why you should be studying for an internationally recognised qualification in one of the world’s most important global cities.

Diversity of programs and institutions

With the largest concentration of higher education institutions and business schools in Europe, there is plenty of diversity offered to students looking to study in London. Many business education institutions are centrally located, with easy access to transport links such as The London Underground, and research facilities such as the British Library. Courses available range from BA to MA programmes and MBA’s. If you don’t wish to be a full-time student because of other commitments or because you don’t want to give up work, certain institutions like Hult International Business School offer part-time MBA courses with flexible study options including weekend and evening lessons to accommodate those needing more versatility in their program of study

Networking opportunities

Global companies and contacts within them often base themselves in large mega-cities with a strong financial influence, such as London. As a global city, the number of world-leading companies based in London is plentiful, meaning better employment and networking opportunities for business students based in the Capital. As one of the world’s top financial hubs, London is also a leading technology-focused city in terms of its embracing of current trends. As a city, it keeps up with the fast pace of the business and finance worlds, meaning that those who study within it also have their finger on the pulse of the latest developments and movements. It is also a great place to network, with the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life, backgrounds, cultures and professions.

It’s a popular place for start-ups

If you are an entrepreneur looking to study for an MBA and then create your own business, London is a great place to begin your journey. Because there is so much available on an entrepreneur’s doorstep, such as potential investors, real estate, networking opportunities, global companies and educational institutions, all the tools you need are in one place to help you succeed in your venture. London also has an innovative culture and is always at the forefront of new trends and change, making it a perfect location for budding entrepreneurs to put down business roots.

International diversity

Some of the most international and multicultural educational institutions are based in London, attracting some of the best intellectuals from all over the globe. Studying in London as an international student not only lets you meet people from lots of different cultures and backgrounds, but also allows you to settle in more quickly due to its melting pot of people from different nationalities. If you study for an MBA, you will be able to interact and create connections with people from different cultures, learning skills from each other and understanding how global issues and local cultures affect the nature of business in different ways.

Access to global companies

It goes without saying that London is one of the world’s biggest financial hotspots, with some of the biggest companies based within the city. When it comes to work experience or internships taken as part of an MBA, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a stand-out company for your CV.

Higher salaries

On average, people who work in London earn much more than those based in other European cities such as Rome or Paris. Many people who graduate with an MBA from a highly esteemed London business institution can look to earn in excess of £70,000 in around three years after graduating with their degrees. The number of executive job opportunities available to MBA graduates is also plentiful in a global city like London, meaning the chances of securing a role with a high wage are greatly increased.


 In a city as diverse as London, there is an endless list of things to do, with a plethora of shops, museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, theatres, clubs and globally-recognised attractions. There are very few places in the world that can match the melting pot culture of London. It also has great travel connections to Europe, which is ideal for those studying business who perhaps want to travel to networking events or conferences further afield. To enjoy everything that London has to offer a business student, the most important thing is to learn how to juggle study and academic work with attending career events, networking and absorbing London’s incredible culture.

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