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Top 10 affordable study abroad destinations for MBA

Dreaming of pursuing an MBA abroad? One key factor to consider is the cost. We’ve compiled a list of countries offering MBA programs, ranked from the most budget-friendly to the priciest. This breakdown will assist you in planning your study journey and estimating expenses.

Here’s a rundown of countries to explore, accompanied by their respective study costs. Remember, the most economical choices are at the top, while the higher-priced ones are towards the bottom. This overview aims to help you choose your destination wisely, factoring in financial feasibility.

Let’s dive into the top 10 countries renowned for their MBA programs, organized by affordability. These rankings consider education quality, business school reputation, career potential, and living costs:


Germany is a frontrunner in affordability, offering lower tuition fees compared to Western counterparts. Notable institutions include Mannheim Business School and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, offering top-tier education without the hefty price tag.

Mannheim Business School: Rs 33,94,950

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management: Rs 33,18,000

European School of Management and Technology (ESMT): Rs 32,26,050


With a focus on sustainability and social impact, the Netherlands houses esteemed schools like Rotterdam School of Management and Nyenrode Business University, providing a unique educational experience.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University: Rs 40,62,550

Amsterdam Business School: Rs 36,46,600

Nyenrode Business University: Rs 32,34,050


Italy’s rich cultural heritage attracts students. SDA Bocconi School of Management and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi offer diverse MBA programs, some with a luxury goods and fashion emphasis.

SDA Bocconi School of Management: Rs 40,59,550

LUISS Guido Carli School of Management: Rs 36,50,800

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi: Rs 40,59,550


Spain’s relaxed lifestyle and focus on entrepreneurship appeal to many. Institutions like IE Business School and ESADE Business School offer MBA programs with a unique flavor.

IE Business School: Rs 49,77,000

ESADE Business School: Rs 44,76,300

IESE Business School: Rs 53,12,800


Singapore’s thriving business environment ensures excellent job prospects. National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore Business School offer diverse opportunities.

National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School: Rs 61,36,300

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore Business School: Rs 58,16,500

Singapore Management University (SMU) Lee Kong Chian School of Business: Rs 55,51,150


France’s allure lies in its history and culture. HEC Paris and INSEAD offer diverse MBA programs, some with a focus on sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

HEC Paris: Rs 77,87,300

ESSEC Business School: Rs 49,81,000

INSEAD: Rs 80,41,650

United Kingdom:

The UK is home to prestigious institutions like London Business School and University of Oxford Saïd Business School, providing varied programs, including some with lower tuition fees compared to the US.

London Business School (LBS): Rs 1,04,60,700

Imperial College Business School (ICBS): Rs 87,77,700

University of Oxford Saïd Business School (Oxford Saïd): Rs 79,49,200


Australia’s high quality of life and cultural diversity attract students. Melbourne Business School and Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) offer a range of MBA options.

Melbourne Business School: Rs 66,36,000

University of Sydney Business School: Rs 63,05,200

Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM): Rs 59,60,400


Canada’s welcoming policies and quality education make it appealing. Institutions like Rotman School of Management and Ivey Business School offer diverse MBA opportunities.

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto: Rs 81,28,100

Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario: Rs 78,03,800

Queen’s University School of Business: Rs 73,87,300

United States:

The US boasts prestigious business schools like Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. While offering strong career prospects, it’s also among the costliest study destinations.

Harvard Business School (HBS): Rs 1,40,35,740

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB): Rs 1,35,95,340

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton): Rs 1,34,11,400

As you weigh education quality and career prospects, remember that affordability plays a pivotal role in your MBA journey. As of August 23, 2023, the exchange rate is 1 US Dollar to 82.95 Indian Rupees. Note that the figures provided are estimates and may vary. Always refer to official sources for the most accurate information before planning your study abroad adventure.

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