There are a number of interesting articles, charts, and maps included in the Financial Times' latest Executive MBA rankings "package." We'll share some highlights here, and point you in the right direction for further reading/viewing.
Let's start with the actual rankings.
Top 15 International EMBA Programs
1. Kellogg / Hong Kong UST Business School – China
2. Columbia / London Business School – USA / UK
3. Trium HEC Paris / LSE / NYU Stern – France / UK / USA
4. INSEAD – France / Singapore / UAE
5. University of Chicago, Booth – USA / UK / Singapore
6. London Business School – UK
7. IE Business School – Spain
8. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton – USA
9. Duke University, Fuqua – USA
10. Chinese University of Hong Kong – China
10. City University Cass – UK
12. IMD – Switzerland
13. UC Berkeley Haas / Columbia – USA
14. Kellogg / WHU-Otto Belsheim School – Germany
15. Columbia Business School – USA
15. ESCP Europe – France / UK / Germany / Spain / Italy
You can tell simply by looking above where the EMBA "hot spots" are—the USA, UK, China, Singapore, Paris, France, and Spain—or you can take a look at the FT's interactive map: Hot spots: the most popular cities in the world for Executive MBAs.
For an analysis on how the rankings were determined, check out "The ranking decoded."
For an explanation on the challenges business schools face with this executive degree, see the lead article in the report, "Business schools face EMBA challenge." (Just to give you clue—it has something to do with the economy and companies becoming less than willing to shell out $100,000+ in sponsorship funds. Surprise, surprise.)
Yet challenges aside, many EMBA programs (especially those in countries that have been, until recently, underserved by business schools) are seeing an increase in enrollment. For more on EMBA success, read "Rising demand: executive MBA sector shows healthy growth."
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