The FINANCIAL -- Now in its 17th year, the FT Executive MBA ranking identifies the top 100 EMBA programmes in the world. The ranking measures a combination of 16 metrics covering career progression, diversity and academic quality.
The London Business School/Columbia Business School Executive MBA (EMBA-Global) programme has risen to fourth place, scoring well for average salaries for graduates, with just over $US250K in a highly competitive market. LBS’s EMBA-Global programme also recorded 85% of graduates in the ‘aims achieved’ category, a measure of the extent to which graduates fulfilled their stated goals for doing an Executive MBA.
London Business School’s influential partnership with Columbia Business School and The University of Hong Kong placed second in its first ever entry in the annual Financial Times Executive MBA ranking.
EMBA-Global Asia scored strongly for salary gain, with an average figure of just under $US320k. Career progression (14th), and international course experience (7th), with 80% of participating students drawn from the international community) served to boost the programme’s appeal.
EMBA-Global Asia earned a fourth placement (83%) for the 'aims achieved' category, according to London Business School.
The School’s EMBA programme, offered in London and Dubai, has held its position within the top twenty, rising one place to 18.
Arnold Longboy, Executive Director, Leadership Programmes, said: “News of the success of our EMBA Global, EMBA-Global Asia and EMBA London and Dubai programmes demonstrates that we are a world-class international institution. The intellectual rigour of our courses continues to have a profound impact on our students’ careers and the way the world does business. Our global mindset, commitment to academic excellence, brought together with what we at LBS term ‘London Spirit’, makes for a powerful offering.”
The FT rankings are based on an alumni survey with various measures, including career progression, how the programme lived up to expectations and percentage salary increase three years after graduation.