The Financial Times has released its Executive MBA Ranking for 2017.
EMBA programs offered jointly by two or more schools dominate the top spots in the ranking. The EMBA from Kellogg and HKUST leads the ranking again this year, as it did last year. This EMBA's alumni salaries three years after gradation were just over $478,000 USD - by far the highest salaries of all EMBA programs in the ranking.
Notable is that the EMBA-Global Asia program, offered by Columbia, LBS, and HKU, debuted at position number two in the ranking, the highest debut of any EMBA program, ever.
The EMBA-Global Asia program has displaced the joint EMBA from Tsinghua and Insead, which has dropped to number three.
In fourth place is the EMBA-Global program, the sister program of the EMBA-Global Asia, offered by Columbia and LBS.
Closing out the top-five is the Trium EMBA program, which is offered through a partnership between HEC Paris, LSE, and NYU - Stern.
Another program that has placed strongly in its initial debut on the ranking is the EMBA program offered by MIT - Sloan, which took 11th place. See the list of the top 20 EMBA programs below.
The FT's EMBA 2017 ranking methodology
This is the 17th year that the Financial Times has published its Executive MBA program ranking. The ranking, as always, is based on alumni and business school data from the class of 2014.
To be considered for the ranking, an EMBA program must be cohort-based and have at least 30 graduates each year. The business schools offering the EMBA programs must also be accredited by either AACSB or EQUIS.
Although alumni salary and salary growth are strong factors in the EMBA ranking, the publication also takes into account other data. For example, the ranking considers the research rank of a school's faculty when determining its EMBA program's rank. Other factors considered include the number of international students, International faculty, career progress and more.
FT EMBA ranking 2017 - top 20 programs
|2017 Rank||School(s)||Program||Change from 2016|
|1||Tsinghua/INSEAD||Tsinghua-Insead EMBA||no change|
|2||Columba / HKU / LBS||EMBA-Global Asia||not ranked in 2016|
|3||Tsinghhua / Insead||Tsinghua-Insead Dual Degree EMBA||-1|
|4||Columbia / LBS||EMBA-Global Americas and Europe||+4|
|5||HEC Paris / LSE / NYU||
Trium Global EMBA
|6||Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai||EMBA||+1|
|7||WUSTL - Olin||Washington - Fudan EMBA||-2|
|8||Insead||Insead Global EMBA||-4|
|9||Oxford - Saïd||Oxford EMBA||no change|
|10||ESCP Europe||ESCP Europe EMBA||+1|
|11||MIT - Sloan||MIT EMBA||not ranked in 2016|
|13||IE Business School||Global EMBA||-3|
|14||Ceibs||Ceibs Global EMBA||-1|
|15 (tie)||Chicago - Booth||EMBA||-1|
|15 (tie)||Wharton||Wharton EMBA for Executives||+1|
|15 (tie)||Cambridge - Judge||Cambridge EMBA||no change|
|18 (tie)||NUS||NUS EMBA||-1|