Where In The World Is Wharton?


The methodology’s heavy reliance on compensation was a significant factor in the performance of the schools at the top of the list. The Economist said that IE students reported that their basic salaries had risen by 52% by the time they graduated, from $101,569 to $154,281. “Within two years they could expect their salaries to have increased by 125%, more than those of students at any other school,” the Economist said. Students in Kellogg’s joint program with HKUST earn an average $261,000 a year and boast 15 years of work experience.

The Economist noted that American programs dominate the ranking. “Well over half the programmes on our list are based—solely or partly—in America,” it said. The magazine plans to do its EMBA ranking every other year.

How The New Economist EMBA Ranking Compares


Rank & School Program P&Q Rank FT Rank
  1. Northwestern & York Kellogg-Schulich EMBA NR 27
  2. IE Business School Global Executive MBA 14 12
  3. UCLA/Nat’l Univ. of Singapore UCLA-NUS EMBA NR 5
  4. Oxford (Said) Executive MBA 34 38
  5. IESE Global Executive MBA 24 14
  6. Northwestern/HKUST Kellogg-HKUST EMBA NR 1
  7. Northwestern/WHU Kellogg-WHU EMBA NR 18
  8. Northwestern Kellogg EMBA 3 23
  9. Chicago (Booth) Executive MBA 2 10
10. IMD Executive MBA 32 20
11. Bath Executive MBA NR NR
12. Georgetown/ESADE Global Executive MBA NR 19
13. UCLA (Anderson) Executive MBA 6 39
14. Florida (Hough) Executive MBA NR NR
15. Notre Dame (Mendoza) Executive MBA 26 NR
16. ESSEC/Mannheim Executive MBA NR 41
17. Texas (McCombs) Executive MBA 9 54
18. SMU (Cox) Executive MBA 18 79
19. Columbia Executive MBA NR 32
20. Cranfield Executive MBA NR 75
21. Texas Christian (Neeley) Executive MBA NR NR
22. Georgia (Terry) Executive MBA NR 95
23. City (Cass) Executive MBA NR 32
24. Michigan (Ross) Executive MBA 7 34
25. Cornell (Johnson) Executive MBA 8 35


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