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Bocconi Business School

Milan's Bocconi business school leapfrogged the London Business School to claim fifth place in this year's Financial Times (FT) rankings of European business schools. Ahead of Bocconi are Switzerland's IMD, which leads the rankings, Spain's Iese Business School and France's HEC Paris and Insead.

Bocconi also performed well in the FT's world rankings, jumping six places from last year to 15th position. The United States' Harvard Business School remains in pole position. The rankings were based on performance in 2007 and involved polls of 15,000 professional managers as well as students attending the institutions.