Where in Europe?

<p>I'll have to make a decision soon as to where I want to study abroad and then begin applying and what not. However, I'm having a hard time figuring out where I want to go, mainly because I don't know anything about the following schools I can study abroad at. Has anyone heard anything about any of the following? (I'm a finance major)</p>

<p>-Euromed Marseille, France
-Audencia Nantes, France
-Paris Graduate School of Business, France (but I guess it offers undergrad?)
-Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
-University of Mannheim, Germany
-John Cabot University, Italy
-BI Norwegian School of Management, Norway
-Stockholm University, Sweden
-Keele University, UK
-Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
-London Metropolitan University, UK
-Birmingham City University, UK</p>

<p>I know that's a lot of schools spread out over several countries. Hopefully some of you can help me narrow down my choices, whether it's something good/bad about the school or city it's in.</p>

<p>Thanks so much for any help. And yes, I'm doing my own research as well lol</p>

<p>Leeds Met, London Met and Birmingham City are all very poor universities, so don't go there if you can help it.</p>

<p>Thanks Dionysus58 for your input! I looked up their rankings within United Kingdom alone and they were pretty down the list haha.</p>

<p>I forgot to put this school on the list, the one I'm considering the most as of now:
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain</p>

<p>The Abroad101 website is the place to go if you're trying to compare a bunch of programs:
bit.ly/9Et7NQ</p>

<p>You can search in the different countries for those universities to see reviews by former students. Good luck!</p>

<p>I dont know a lot of them, but speaking for Germany: Dont even consider Hamburg, but any economics major in Mannheim is very respected and the city and university are great</p>

<p>The University of Mannheim is very highly regarded, especially for any kind of business subjects. The classes are very demanding and you will have to put in a lot of independent work, including math.</p>

<p>Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen) in Germany have a good reputation. They are smaller than regular universities and have an attractive relationship and contact between professors and students. However, they are less strong on theory and basics and tend to focus on the application of their material in businesses. Most of them require an internship of three to six months, so that you can relate to actual work situations. In Germany graduates find jobs easily, but I am not so sure about internationals.</p>

<p>In Germany universtiy students have to do lots of independent study and there is less contact time. In many cases a hundred students attend a lecture. If you do not like that so much, a University of Applied Sciences is a good choice.</p>