4. IE Business School
Few schools offer as many Executive MBA options as Spain’s IE Business School. Just consider these:
-The Global MBA+ and Executive MBA+,fully customizable MBA programs with an additional specialization module, that are compatible with professional and personal commitments and can be followed from any place in the world.
– The Global Executive MBA, is a program for executives with more than 10 years of experience that follows our Blended learning methodology, combining online periods and face-to-face periods in Spain, USA, Brazil and Singapore.
-The IE Brown Executive MBA, a program taught in connection with Brown University, which combines management with liberal arts, and combines online periods with face-to-face periods in Spain, USA, and South Africa.
Let’s first deal with the basic classes in English. There are two options here, ranging from a 13-month program to a 16-month program costing about $98,906. Unlike many of its highly ranked rivals, these are blended programs with residential sessions and online learning. The average age for the English blended program is about 36, with 12 years of work experience.
Latest Up-to-Date Executive MBA Rankings:
2014 Poets&Quants: 4
2013 BusinessWeek: 7
2014 U.S. News & World Report: NR
2013 The Economist: 2
2013 Financial Times: 15
Rankings Analysis: IE shot up ten places in the the Poets&Quants’ 2014 ranking of the world’s best Executive MBA programs to finish in fourth place. Much of the rise was due to a change in our methodology. We dumped The Wall Street Journal’s 2010 ranking, now four years old and outdated, and replaced it with the debut 2013 assessment of EMBA programs by The Economist. The British magazine’s very high No. 2 ranking for IE helped it greatly in our composite ranking.