The MBA Cultural Fit Index compares schools along different cultural dimensions. Unimy can now share its results about the most liberal-style business schools in Europe based on our research.
School Cultural score: Liberal style
1. INSEAD 81.3%
2. ESADE Business School 79.86%
3. Technical University of Munich: TUM School of Management 74.52%
4. ESMT Berlin 74.36%
5. Alliance Manchester Business School 73.98%
6. London Business School 73.8%
7. HEC Paris 73.3%
8. WHU: Otto Beisheim School of Management 73.1%
9. University of Lausanne: HEC Lausanne 72.96%
10. Cranfield University: Cranfield School of Management 72.92%
What is a liberal-style business school?
These business schools welcome a variety of behavior and manners within their cohorts and faculty. Their traditions are ever-evolving and they are open to change. They have a progressive outlook and you can expect diversity in terms of how people behave, dress, and communicate.
What is the alternative?
Measuring by culture shows us that communities are neither better nor worse - just different. The important factor is which community is a better fit for you. 'Liberal style' sits on the other end of the scale to 'Classical style' within this Cultural Fit dimension. Classical-style business schools emphasize heritage and tradition. There is more synchronicity between how people dress and behave. They share a code of conduct.
How did we measure schools by liberal style?
Unimy started researching culture at 130 top business schools in 2019. The research project, MBA Cultural Fit, has so far included in-depth survey responses from 5,100+ alumni, students, and faculty. Using expertise in organizational culture, Unimy developed six dimensions along which to measure culture within these business schools. This extensive research into culture and business education provides a way to compare schools along values that were previously impossible to measure. The extent to which schools adopt a liberal style is just one part of one of the dimensions this research considers. Find out more about the MBA Cultural Fit research.