The Wharton School named world’s leading Executive MBA provider
QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global business education analysts and consultants, have today released their annual list of the world’s leading Executive MBA providers. The Wharton School retains its status as the number-one program for the third consecutive year.
This year’s edition is QS’s most extensive overview of Executive MBA education to-date. 141 programs are included in the list of global rankings, while 20 joint programs are enumerated in a separate list.
The Wharton School does not attain the world’s leading score in any of the five individual metric groups used by QS to compile the rankings, but its consistently high marks across those groups enables it to outrank its peers.
Its closest competitors are now Spain’s IESE Business School (2nd, up from fourth) and France’s HEC Paris (3rd, up from fifth). The United Kingdom’s top provider remains London Business School, though it has fallen from 3rd to 5th after its scores drop in all five metric groups.
· The University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School enters the top ten, rising from 11th to 8th;
· It replaces Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business, which has fallen from 7th to 11th. Kellogg’s program improves its Diversity score, though its performance in the four other metric groups declines year-on-year;
· INSEAD’s program jumps from 9th to 7th;
· Spain’s IE Business School (13th, up 7 places) and ESADE (14th, up three places) also rise within the top twenty;
· Asia’s leading Executive MBA program is offered by the National University of Singapore Business School (15th, up three places), while CUHK Business School (17th, up seven places) breaks into the top twenty;
· University of Cape Town GSB (45th, up one place) offers Africa’s best EMBA program;
· No Latin American provider is ranked among the top fifty: the continental leader is Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (54th);
· The world’s leading Joint Program is the TRIUM Global Executive MBA program, jointly issued by New York University Stern School of Business, London School of Economics and Political Science, and HEC Paris School of Management.
Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO and founder, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, said: “For those ambitious business professional seeking to take their career to new heights, the Executive MBA remains a degree of unparalleled relevance and value to employers. However, we recognize that ongoing global events will leave an increasing number of students seeking reassurances that their study plans will prove conducive to employment outcomes that justify the temporal and opportunity costs.”
Quacquarelli continued: “To this end, our uniquely sharp focus on each program’s regard among employers worldwide, combined with our career outcomes lens, offer prospective EMBA graduates the independent quantitative data necessary to inform such a pivotal decision.”
QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021: Top Twenty
IESE Business school
London Business School
Yale School of Management
IE Business School
National University of Singapore Business School
CUHK Business School
Warwick Business School