Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015: top 100

Financial Times reveals its top 100 worldwide executive MBA programmes based on alumni success

October 22, 2015
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London Business School’s partnership with Columbia Business School and the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School have both risen up the Financial Times EMBA Ranking, claiming fourth and ninth places respectively in the 2015 table.

LBS’ collaboration with Columbia rose one place, after dropping two places to fifth in last year’s ranking, while Oxford leaped an impressive 12 places to make the top 10 in the FT’s 100th ranking of business schools.

The list was topped by Tsinghua University and Insead’s EMBA programme, knocking last year’s number one programme – Trium, a collaboration between HEC Paris, the London School of Economics and New York University – down to third place. It is the first time that a programme that includes a mainland China business school has occupied the top spot. HKUST Business School’s partnership with Kellogg remains in second place.

Joining Oxford in the top 10 for the first time are Spain’s IE Business School in eighth place, up from 13th, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics and Management in joint 10th, up from 17th.

The table, rating the best programmes worldwide for working senior executives, is based on a number of factors including gender diversity among students and staff and career progress of alumni. The heaviest weighting is placed on alumni salaries three years after graduating and the average difference in salary between before the EMBA and now.

It is based on a survey of business schools as well as their students who graduated in 2012.  

ellie.bothwell@tesglobal.com

Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015: top 100

2015 rank Institution Country Programme name Salary  ($) Salary growth (%) 
 1 Tsinghua University / Insead China / Singapore / UAE / France Tsinghua-Insead EMBA 324,115 80
 2 Kellogg / HKUST Business School China Kellogg-HKUST EMBA 408,431 39
 3 Trium: HEC Paris / LSE / New York University: Stern France / UK / US Trium Global EMBA 283,830 49
 4 Columbia / London Business School US / UK EMBA – Global Americas and Europe 231,836 72
 5  UCLA: Anderson / National University of Singapore US / Singapore UCLA-NUS EMBA 250,956 53
 6 Washington University: Olin China Washington-Fudan EMBA 299,932 49
 7 Insead France / Singapore / UAE Insead Global EMBA 212,019 56
 8 IE Business School Spain Global EMBA 225,033 56
 9 University of Oxford: Saïd UK Oxford EMBA 229,205 73
 10 Nanyang Business School Singapore Nanyang EMBA 242,328 65
 10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai China Antai EMBA 292,525 92
 12 University of Chicago: Booth US / UK / China EMBA 231,232 51
 13 ESCP Europe France / UK / Germany / Spain / Italy ESCP Europe EMBA 184,730 72
 14 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton US Wharton MBA for Executives 208,412 54
 15 Iese Business School Spain / US GEMBA 214,049 63
 16 Ceibs China Ceibs Global EMBA 313,442 37
 17 Duke University: Fuqua US Duke MBA – Global Executive 251,645 32
 18 IMD Switzerland IMD EMBA 261,397 40
 19 London Business School UK / UAE EMBA 181,083 41
 20 Kellogg / WHU Beisheim Germany Kellogg-WHU EMBA 182,078 55
 21 Warwick Business School UK Warwick EMBA 154,471 92
 22 Northwestern University: Kellogg US Kellogg EMBA 239,190 53
 23 Kedge Business School France / China Kedge-SJTU Global MBA 196,998 114
 24 University of Cambridge: Judge UK Cambridge EMBA 196,939 55
 25 National University of Singapore Business School Singapore NUS Asia-Pacific EMBA 233,946 51
 25 Kellogg / York University: Schulich Canada Kellogg-Schulich EMBA 167,343 51
 27 Korea University Business School South Korea EMBA 246,492 92
 28 Georgetown University / Esade Business School US / Spain Global EMBA 200,170 50
 28 Columbia Business School US EMBA 209,988 55
 30 ESMT - European School of Management and Technology Germany ESMT EMBA 168,636 56
 31 CUHK Business School China EMBA 263,132 52
 32 City University: Cass UK / UAE EMBA 156,631 68
 33 New York University: Stern US NYU Stern EMBA 208,765 39
 34 OneMBA China / Netherlands / US / Brazil / Mexico OneMBA: Xiamen / RSM / UNC / FGV São Paulo / Egade 185,718 64
 35 Arizona State University: Carey China Carey / SNAI EMBA 200,144 74
 36 Singapore Management University: Lee Kong Chian Singapore EMBA 270,447 28
 37 Georgetown University: McDonough US EMBA 190,675 54
 38 Imperial College Business School UK EMBA 130,104 64
 39 University of Maryland: Smith US Smith EMBA 177,861 41
 40 Rice University: Jones US Rice MBA for Executives 223,307 49
 41 University of St Gallen Switzerland EMBA HSG 159,327 47
 42 UCLA: Anderson US EMBA 187,862 37
 43 University of Michigan: Ross US EMBA 203,326 42
 44 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)/University of Minnesota: Carlson Austria Global EMBA 168,022 35
 45 Yonsei University School of Business South Korea EMBA 237,864 62
 45 Essec / Mannheim France / Germany / Singapore Essec & Mannheim EMBA 138,107 45
 47 University of Toronto: Rotman Canada Rotman EMBA 136,270 31
 48 BI Norwegian Business School/ Fudan University School of Management China BI-Fudan MBA 172,984 83
 49 Henley Business School UK Henley EMBA 142,037 60
 50 University of Strathclyde Business School UK / Switzerland / Greece / UAE / Bahrain / Oman Strathclyde EMBA 152,953 63
 51 University of Pittsburgh: Katz US / Brazil / Czech Republic EMBA Worldwide 192,391 42
 52 Centrum Católica Peru / Colombia Global MBA 211,812 36
 53 Cornell University: Johnson/Queen’s University: Smith US / Canada EMBA Americas 164,027 53
 53 Western University: Ivey Canada / China Ivey EMBA 174,456 41
 55 Cornell University: Johnson US Cornell EMBA 208,058 41
 56 University of Zurich Switzerland Zurich EMBA 127,961 34
 57 Tongji University/ENPC China Shanghai International MBA 149,743 86
 58 University of Hong Kong China HKU-Fudan IMBA 128,390 88
 59 Koç University Graduate School of Business Turkey EMBA 157,096 58
 60 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands EMBA 121,885 45
 61 Kozminski University Poland EMBA 144,509 70
 62 Copenhagen Business School Denmark CBS EMBA 121,752 35
 63 Emory University: Goizueta US Weekend EMBA 164,676 40
 64 Texas A&M University: Mays US Texas A&M EMBA 183,076 36
 64 SDA Bocconi Italy EMBA 141,858 51
 64 National Sun Yat-sen University Taiwan EMBA 161,504 61
 67 Antwerp Management School Belgium / Russia EMBA 149,590 42
 67 Queen’s University: Smith Canada Queen's EMBA 130,543 45
 69 University of Washington: Foster US EMBA 166,122 32
 70 Vanderbilt University: Owen US Vanderbilt EMBA 135,938 62
 71 SMU: Cox US SMU Cox EMBA 172,140 36
 72 Michigan State University: Broad US EMBA 144,484 48
 73 Vlerick Business School Belgium EMBA 121,022 55
 73 Tias Business School Netherlands EMBA 111,017 45
 75 University of Texas at Austin: McCombs US Texas EMBA 150,792 40
 76 Tulane University: Freeman US EMBA 157,588 42
 76 Aalto University Finland / S. Korea / Singapore / Poland / Taiwan Aalto EMBA 134,477 48
 78 Stockholm School of Economics Sweden SSE MBA 127,340 45
 79 Fordham University: Gabelli US Fordham EMBA 162,877 51
 80 Rutgers Business School US Rutgers EMBA 160,492 43
 81 HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Germany Part-Time MBA 116,043 62
 82 University College Dublin: Smurfit Republic of Ireland Smurfit EMBA 115,898 48
 83 University of Georgia: Terry US Terry EMBA 161,934 34
 83 University of Utah: Eccles US EMBA 142,754 41
 83 HEC Lausanne Switzerland EMBA 113,604 18
 86 Cranfield School of Management UK Cranfield EMBA 128,048 44
 87 Grenoble Graduate School of Business Georgia / Russia Part-time MBA 106,568 61
 87 University of Pretoria, Gibs South Africa Modular and part-time MBA 190,343 51
 89 Georgia Institute of Technology: Scheller US EMBA 144,762 40
 89 Georgia State University: Robinson US EMBA 156,963 33
 91 University of Alberta/University of Calgary: Haskayne Canada Alberta / Haskayne EMBA 134,896 36
 92 Sabancı University School of Management Turkey Sabancı EMBA 132,781 34
 93 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Germany EMBA 137,351 41
 93 University of Rochester: Simon US / Switzerland EMBA 126,336 38
 95 Coppead Brazil EMBA 148,613 36
 96 EMLyon Business School France EMBA 105,123 23
 97 Toulouse Business School France / Morocco TBS EMBA 128,963 46
 98 BI Norwegian Business School Norway BI EMBA 125,526 35
 99 Bradford University School of Management UK / UAE EMBA 111,918 51
 99 The Lisbon MBA Portugal Lisbon part-time MBA 110,362 47

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