Businessweek’s Top 20 2013 Executive MBA Programs

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TopProgramsTop 20 2013 EMBA Programs (2011’s rank is in parentheses)

1. Northwestern Kellogg (3)
2. Chicago Booth (1)
3. SMU Cox (7)
4. Pennsylvania Wharton (9)
5. UCLA Anderson (5)
6. Columbia (2)
7. IE (4)
8. USC Marshall (8)
9. Ohio State Fisher (14)
10. Michigan Ross (6)
11. IESE (12)
12. UNC Kenan-Flagler (11)
13. UVA Darden (N/A)
14. Duke Fuqua (10)
15. Notre Dame Mendoza (27)
16. INSEAD (18)
17. Maryland Smith (17)
18. Georgetown McDonough (24)
19. IMD (28)
20. ESADE (19)

The changes in this year’s BW EMBA rankings are much less dramatic than in the part-time rankings. Some major jumpers include Boston University, Rutgers, Georgia Tech Scheller, and Rochester Simon which all jumped from the second tier to the first – to 30th place for BU, 26th place for Rutgers, 34th for Georgia Tech, and 39th for Rochester Simon; Pepperdine Graziadio jumped from 31st place to 23rd; IMD moved from 28th to 19th place; and Notre Dame Mendoza jumped from 27th place in 2011 to 15th place this year.

Losses were experienced by NYU Stern which dropped from 13th place in 2011 to 21st place this year; Thunderbird fell from 16th place to 27th place; Washington Olin fell from 20th to 31st place; and London Business School dropped from 25th place in 2011 to 32nd place in 2013.

See the BW EMBA rankings lead article, “Kellogg Reclaims Title of Best Executive MBA Program,” for more details.'s experienced admissions consultants can help you create the most impressive application possible with comprehensive packages, or provide targeted assistance from picking perfect programs to designing a dazzling resume, constructing engaging essays, or preparing for intense interviews…and more! has guided thousands of applicants to acceptances at top MBA programs since 1994 – we know what works and what doesn't, so contact us to get started now!

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[1] Comment to this Article

  1. Narayana Business School December 2, 1:03 AM

    Good piece of information for the working executives.