2023 In Review: 10 Must-Read Stories For Executives


For executives looking to advance their careers – either through an advanced degree, a targeted exec ed course, or just staying on top of industry trends – nothing is more important than reliable data.

That’s why executives in the know read Poets&Quants. From our ranking coverage of the best EMBA programs, to student profiles, to in depth coverage of the best business schools in the world, executives looking for their next professional steps start their research right here.

To help these enterprising execs, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our most informative, most helpful stories of 2023.

University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business rose to the top of our 2023 composite ranking of the best Executive MBA programs in the U.S. for the first time since 2019.

1. Chicago Booth Returns To Top Of P&Q’s 2023 Executive MBA Ranking

After updating our methodology to reflect a changing rankings landscape, Poets&Quants For Execs crowned a new winner in our 2023 composite ranking of the best EMBA programs in the United States: University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Chicago Booth shot up to No. 1 after finishing 30th in P&Q’s composite ranking of 2022 — a year when the school did not participate in two of the three rankings we used in our composite. This year, Booth participated in all three of them: It ranked No. 1 for U.S. EMBA programs in The Financial Times, No. 2 in Fortune and No. 3 in U.S. News & World Report.

What makes Booth so consistently rise to the top of the various rankings and their various methodologies? Its global presence, says Julie Morton, associate dean of the Executive MBA.

See what other EMBA programs made it to the top of our annual ranking here.

2. Total Cost At P&Q’s Top Ranked Executive MBAs

An executive MBA is a hefty investment. Even the least expensive programs will set you back at least $50,000. For the prestige of a premier program, and all the perks that come with it, you’re looking at prices at least twice that amount. In fact, total cost at one of the top five programs costs an average $210K plus.

Now for the good news: The career coaching, professional networks, and resume boosts an EMBA brings can lead to significant career advancements in both pay and title.

In this must-read story, we did the cost analysis for you. Find total cost for all the top programs in our EMBA ranking here.

3. Meet The Professors Who Teach In HEC Paris’ Executive MBA Program

When you sign up to earn an Executive MBA, you know you’ll meet fascinating managers in your classes. You’ll also know that you will pick up important skills and tools to further your professional career. And you can expect to join a network of supportive professionals who will generously provide advice, mentorship, and guidance throughout your career. But what about the faculty?

Typically, most business schools put their most extraordinary professors into Executive MBA programs. After all, the managerial experience EMBA students bring to the classroom puts high expectations on the faculty to over deliver. The Executive MBA program at HEC Paris is no exception. And you can learn about this stellar faculty in this P&Q article.

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