The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania is ranked first by U.S. News & World Report in the list of 23 institutions offering Executive MBA with Chicago Booth School of Business in the second spot and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the third rank.
Wharton, which was pushed out to second place by its long time rival Booth in the previous edition of the rankings, clawed back to the top in the U.S News Best Executive MBA 2017 rankings.
The rankings also saw NYU Stern moving up to 5th rank from the previous year’s 7th while Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business dropped to 6th rank conceding its 4th rank to Colombia Business School. The University of California-Berkely (Haas) and UCLA (Anderson) exchanged the 8th and 9th ranks respectively.
However, Northwestern (Kellogg), Michigan (Ross) and the University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) managed to hold on to the 3rd, 6th, and 10th ranks respectively. By and large, the top 10 schools have remained static in the rankings, barring such movements, over the years, according to analysts.
Wharton, which takes in 1751 students and has tuition fee of $64,920 per year (full-time), claims to offer “a full-blown MBA experience” uniquely formatted for working executives. “Students in our MBA program get much more than business fundamentals. They benefit from the collective knowledge of top Wharton faculty, as well as the experiences and perspectives of an incredibly talented group of peers in a collaborative environment,” says Vice Dean Peggy Bishop Lane.
The Booth School of Business at University of Chicago has a student intake of 1180 with tuition fees at $63,980 per year (full time). The 21-month program offers 17 courses and 3-5 electives. It also has multiple locations in Chicago, London and Hong Kong.
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University takes in 1272 students and charges tuition fee of $64059 per year (full-time).