Wharton has retained the top rank for Executive MBA programs for the second successive year in the QS Global Executive MBA Rankings 2019 followed by MIT (Sloan) and the London Business School (LBS) in the second and third slots respectively.
Top 10 Executive MBA Programs (International)
Rank 1 – Wharton, USA
Rank 2 – MIT (Sloan), USA
Rank 3 – London Business School (LBS), UK
Rank 4 – IESE Business School
Rank 5 – Chicago Booth, USA & HEC, Paris
Rank 6 – —Not listed—
Rank 7 – Northwestern (Kellogg)
Rank 8 – Berkeley (Haas)
Rank 9 – INSEAD and UCLA (Anderson)
Rank 10 – Not listed
Executive MBA 2019 Ranking – The big changes this year
IESE has climbed this year to the fourth rank from the 10th spot in 2018.
The fifth rank is a tie between Chicago (Booth) and HEC Paris. While Booth has retained its 2018 slot, HEC jumped up eight spots from its 13th rank in the previous year.
While the 6th rank is not listed, Northwestern (Kellogg) is ranked 7th, pushing Colombia Business School down to the 14th spot. At 8th rank is Berkeley (Haas) that slipped from the 5th rank in the previous year.
For the 9th rank, there is a tie between INSEAD and UCLA (Anderson). INSEAD has climbed from its 12th rank in 2018 while Anderson has retained the slot. The 10th rank is not listed.
There is a tie for the 11th rank between Oxford (Said) and Yale. With the 12th rank not list, Cambridge (Judge) occupies the 13th spot followed by Colombia (14), NYU Stern (15), SDA Bocconi (16), ESADE (17), NUS Business School (18), IMD (19), IE Business School (20).
QS has also ranked the programs region-wise for Europe, Latin America, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. There is also a separate table for the best joint EMBA programs, offered as partnerships across more than one school.
It said Wharton scored a perfect 100 in two of the five indicators used to compile this year’s ranking, thought leadership and career outcomes. The students saw one of the highest post-graduation salary increases, with the average student increasing their earnings by 84% after graduation.
Only three schools have reported a higher percentage this year: Leeds University Business School (100%), Yale School of Management (103%) and Warwick Business School (114%).
Executive MBA – Regional Rankings
Ranking of Executive MBA Programmes In Asia-Pacific
Chicago (Booth) is ranked number one in the 16-school list by virtue of its presence in Hongkong. In the second spot is INSEAD which has a campus in Singapore.
Third comes NUS Business School followed by CUHK Business school (4) followed by CEIBS (5), Nanyang (6), Melbourne Business School (7), Ivey Business School (8), UNSW (AGSM) in the 9th and SMU (Lee Kong Chian) in the 10th rank.
The 11th rank is occupied by Lancaster University Management School followed by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (12) , RMIT University School of Business (13), Strathclyde (14h). There is a tie for the15th rank between NUCB Business School and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Ranking of Executive MBA Programmes in Europe
In the list of 25, the Top 10 schools are London Business School and IESE Business School occupying the first two positions.
There is a tie between Chicago Booth and HEC Paris for the third rank. The fourth rank is not listed. INSEAD is 5th followed by Oxford Said (6), Cambridge Judge (7), SDA Bocconi (8), ESADE (9) and IMD (10).
Ranking of Executive MBA Programmes in Latin America
The top rank is held by Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile followed by IAE Business School ranked 2nd and Universidad Adolfo Ibanez 3rd.
FIA Business School is ranked 4th followed by Pittsburg (Katz) 5th, Universidad ORT Uruguay (6) and ESE Business School in the 7th rank in the seven-school list.
Ranking of Executive MBA on USA
The top rank is held by Wharton followed by MIT Sloan and Chicago Booth in rank 2 and 3.
Northwestern Kellogg is 4th, followed by Berkeley Haas (5), UCLA Anderson (6), Yale (7), Colombia (8), NYU Stern (9) and Duke Fuqua (10).