January 18, 2022

Reference: The Economist Releases New Executive MBA Program Rankings

From The Economist:

The Economist has released its new ranking [2nd bi-annual] of Executive MBA programmes — prestigious degrees for executives with significant management experience.

IE business school in Spain came first, up from second place in 2013, with Oxford University’s Said school rising 2nd from 4th. The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University had four programmes in the top 15: its own standalone EMBA as well as joint programmes with York University in Canada, WHU in Germany and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

About Executive MBA Programs

In 2005, 69% of students surveyed by The Economist were sponsored; this year just 39% were. That is because despite six-figure tuition fees, many managers now fund themselves. They may be right to do so.

Students on the programme offered by top-ranked IE, for example, enter the course earning an average of around $144,000. A year after they graduate, this has risen to $260,000, more than covering the $81,000 cost of the programme. A healthy 85% of its students, surveyed by The Economist, say they received a promotion soon after graduation. Such figures are replicated across all of the schools at the top of our ranking.

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