How Much Does A Top Executive MBA Cost?

The Most Expensive Executive MBA Programs On Earth


SchoolTotal TuitionIncrease Since 20112011 TuitionApp Fee
  1. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)$181,5005.4%$172,200*$180
  2. Northwestern University (Kellogg)$180,08417.0%$153,900$150
  3. Columbia Business School$175,20018.1%$148,320$250
  4. New York University (Stern)$170,20018.2%$144,000$215
  5. University of Chicago (Booth)$168,00018.3%$142,000$175
  6. London Business School/Columbia$166,91115.8%$144,156$250
  7. Duke University Global EMBA (Fuqua)$166,00013.2%$146,600$225
  8. Cornell University (Johnson)$161,36015.5%$138,800$150
  9. UC-Berkeley (Haas)$159,9006.6%$150,000**$200
10. Trium (NYU/LSE/HEC-Paris)$159,50013.9%$140,000$180
11. Yale School of Management$155,500NANA$225
12. Hong Kong UST/Northwestern$155,00024.5%$124,500$200
13. London/HKU/Columbia$154,14020.6%$127,920$250
14. MIT (Sloan)$149,000NANANA
15. Georgetown/ESADE$148,625NANA$175
16. University of Michigan (Ross)$146,00012.3%$130,000NA
17. UCLA (Anderson)$138,75828.2%$108,240$200
18. INSEAD (Europe section)$136,00011.1%$122,400$270
19. University of Virginia (Darden)$129,900NANA$250
20. IESE Business School$128,464NANANA
21. Georgetown University (McDonough)$126,00014.5%$110,000$175
22. University of Southern Cal (Marshall)$123,00010.8%$111,000$150
23. Cornell/Queen’s University$121,53017.2%$103,680$150
23. Rutger’s University$90,000—–$90,000$73
24. Pepperdine University (Graziadio)$118,77512.4%$105,650$100
25. IMD$117,000-11.7%$132,500$210
26. University of Maryland (Smith)$114,500NANANA
27. Southern Methodist Univ. (Cox)$113,800NANANone
28. Washington University (Olin)$112,500NANANA
29. Emory University (Goizueta)$110,000NANANA
30. UCLA/National University of Singapore$107,828NANANA
31. Northwestern (Kellogg)/York (Schulich)$107,102NANANA
32. UC-Irvine (Merage)$106,708NANA$150
33. University of Toronto (Rotman)$106,000NANA$280
34. UNC Global OneMBA (Kenan-Flagler)$105,520NANA$145
35. University of Minnesota (Carlson)$105,000NANANA
36. Northwestern (Kellogg)/WHU$101,404NANA$270
37. Notre Dame (Mendoza)$101,000NANA$100
38. London Business School-Dubai stream$100,000NANA$273
39. Tsinghua/INSEAD$100,000NANA$250

Source: Business school websites & Poets&Quants data

Notes: When there are different tuition rates for residents and non-residents, we have used the non-resident numbers.

* Wharton tuition stated was for the school’s San Francisco program; the Philadelphia program cost $162,300 in 2011

** Tuition three years ago was for Berkeley’s EMBA partnership program with Columbia Business School which has since been shut down



About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.