HEC Paris Tops FT Executive MBA Ranking 2019


HEC Paris has topped the FT Executive MBA Ranking 2019, climbing up from the 6th rank powered by its strong showing on the careers front and its graduates’ work experience.

FT Executive MBA Ranking: Top 10 Ranked B-Schools

Kellogg / HKUST Business school with its Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA retains its 2nd rank. Likewise, Trium, the Global Executive MBA program, an alliance between NYU Stern School of Business, London School of Economics and Political Science and HEC retains the 3rd rank.

The EMBA-Global Asia of Columbia / HKU / LBS also remains in the 4th spot. Ceibs with campuses in China, Switzerland and Ghana for the Ceibs Global EMBA, too, is ranked 5th like in last year.

However, EMBA-Global: Columbia / LBS jumped to rank 6th from the 14th spot it held in 2018. Washington University’s Olin school dropped one place to 7th rank. London Business School climbed from its 14th place last year to rank 8. Tsinghua University / INSEAD dropped from rank 3 to 9th place. Oxford Saïd climbed from 17th place to rank 10.

The Top 3 Performers

For HEC, the average alumni salary three years after graduation stood at US$ 406,149. The alumni reported an 89% salary increase. The school stood number one in career progress rank. It climbed to the 5th place in work experience, up from ranked 39th last year. The school secured 80% in aims achieved category.

Kellogg-HKUST alumni reported an average salary of US$ 513,014, the highest recorded in this year’s ranking. The salary increase was 63%, career progression rank 63, work experience rank 12 and aims achieved 79%.

Trium alumni recorded an average salary of US$ 451,766, a salary increase of 63%, career progress rank of 33. It was number one in work experience rank and international course experience. The school notched up 81% in aims achieved. The 18-month program has study modules in Shanghai, Paris, London, New York and California.

Others in the Reckoning

London Business School (LBS) marked its return to the Top 10 since 2011 with a huge increase in salary from $243,250 last year to $292,023 in 2019. There was also a 10% rise in the percentage salary increase, from 68% to 78%. In career progression, LBS jumped to 12th place from 24th in the previous year. It also moved up from 17th rank to 10th rank during the same period.

Ceibs was the highest-ranking solo EMBA program in the Top 10. With a strong career progression, it ranked 7th in the overall category. It also stood at the 3rd rank for average salary at US$446,495.

EMBA-Global Asia: Columbia / HKU / LBS was among the best in the alumni aims achieved category. It also ranked 2nd for international course experience and jumped from 68th to 3rd spot for career progression between 2018 and 2019.

However, the biggest jump was by Antwerp Management School that moved up 23 places to rank 62 in a tie with Grenoble Ecole de Management and Incae Business School. It recorded improved diversity among staff and students. In just a year, it notched up the highest increase in the proportion of female students and female faculty.

Among the new entrants, Yale School of Management, the highest-ranked is Yale School of Management in the 17th place. Its alumni reported the highest salary rise three years after graduation, up 123% on average.

The Indian School of Business (ISB) also marked its debut in the list at rank 52 for its Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX). the only Indian school to figure in the top 100 rankings.

It was ranked at 27 in the international course experience, 74th in career progress. About 65% of the alumni reported fulfilling their goals. They had an average 43% salary increase.

The school also ranked high on the faculty parameters, with 15% of the faculty being citizens from other countries and 98% of the full-time faculty having a doctorate.

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