5. New York University
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
44 West Fourth Street, Suite 4-100
New York, NY 10012
The NYU Stern Executive MBA is a 22-month program in New York, with classes every other Friday and Saturday. The general management curriculum provides fundamental grounding in every business discipline. Global Study Tours provide knowledge and experience in global business markets, while a broad range of elective courses allows students to hone specific areas of interest.
The program begins each year in August and January. Students focus on just two courses at a time and projects and exams are staggered to help balance career, coursework, and personal life. Its New York location attracts a broad and smart student cohort. Some 35% of the EMBA students already have advanced degrees and a good number of students are working at such prestige companies as Citigroup, ING, Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, NBC Universal and IBM.
Latest Up-to-Date Executive MBA Rankings:
Rankings Analysis: NYU’s Stern School maintained its fifth place ranking on the 2012 PoetsandQuants’ list of the world’s best Executive MBA programs. The school fared slightly better in the new BusinessWeek ranking, rising one place to finish 13th in 2011, up from 14th in 2009. Stern, however, slipped four spots in the Financial Times’ 2011 ranking to 21st from 17th in 2010.
BusinessWeek, which ranks EMBA programs on the basis of graduate satisfaction and a reputation poll among EMBA directors, picked up mixed vibes from the Class of 2011. One grad said he “would like to see more respect and recognition” given to the EMBA program. “What bothers me the most is that the school’s own administration – including dean and deans and trustee, career service, and administrative personnel – have no respect for the program,” the grad added. “I did a few interviews with alumni and as soon as they learned I was an EMBA, their encouraging talk became indifferent. Basically, there is no recognition amongst the EMBA, full-time and part-time alumni community for the EMBA degree.”