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



  • Ram

    effing outrageous!

  • Rambo

    “That tidy sum also includes airfare for a required week-long global experience.” -Does NOT include airfare.