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1011University of Pennsylvania: WhartonU.S.A.MBA for Executives263,31633,58898183550151911646236522687631100311
2--EMBA-Global: Columbia/LBSU.S.A. / U.K.Global Executive MBA255,71898631073142496819645198164
326Kellogg / HKUST Business SchoolChinaKellogg-HKUST Executive MBA294,37465102420201296199291963711
4--Trium: HEC Paris / LSE / NYU: SternFrance / U.K. / U.S.A.Global Executive MBA260,29384753532210106655111961421
5148IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainExecutive MBA157,47516,9251381026227331361220411208406328717267
6063University of Chicago: BoothU.S.A. / U.K. / SingaporeExecutive MBA201,71317,841721037535141257193804311473911198072
7438London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.Executive MBA167,7789,7208322022131632019177146644601981155
820--Washington University: OlinChinaWashington-Fudan Executive MBA238,37296,490624162081150223121924436100100241982578
9455Duke University: FuquaU.S.A.Global Executive MBA202,5885,632541286381933022215394314631972357
10282Northwestern University: KelloggU.S.A.Executive MBA220,9037,841634132820214203813812466063193289
11477Columbia Business SchoolU.S.A.New York Executive MBA201,7448,55670232756512121139161330360631980173
1241611Purdue / TiasNimbas / CEU / GISMAU.S.A. / Netherlands / Hungary / GermanyInternational Masters in Management121,8684,8857314212631221581307553482802110092334
1311216Kellogg / WHU BeisheimFeatured business schoolGermanyKellogg-WHU Executive MBA138,85713,0797225536194241271871329141719423310
1431718Warwick Business SchoolU.K.Executive MBA118,54514,8991032212761138124323941529239631943966
1501512CUHK Business SchoolChinaEMBA194,00817,0307112582378211342400632810005029415641
1551013City University: CassU.K.Executive MBA147,5511,99197439735221026616146373021519212162
18994New York University: SternU.S.A.Executive MBA180,9472,3115754469572122631304023830351100066
191231-Cornell University: JohnsonU.S.A.Executive MBA175,37713,979523211113324330171503374455114519505818
1911815IMDSwitzerlandExecutive MBA157,84912,53546614124901339110002751929607255
21--Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainGlobal Executive MBA156,37267572169132293698891973643
21101110Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.Executive MBA116,1568,4648214198219192242448713344413719322556
23123531AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolFeatured business schoolAustraliaExecutive MBA133,76817,7567414425122252292132605482276319834942
2452922University of California at Irvine: MerageU.S.A.Executive MBA151,05212,391635514963354231113296401114019536314
24101416Western University: IveyCanada / ChinaExecutive MBA155,4374,47558156958182245153471103463019705926
2602620University of Toronto: RotmanCanadaMBA for Executives127,7956,2345024829182023612380644563886319701313
2772014Emory University: GoizuetaU.S.A.Weekend Executive MBA154,9312,83059250591228017314120257702019637016
28124049Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlandsExecutive MBA106,3286,9226462438141201821815264133632221009536
29130-National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingaporeAsia-Pacific Executive MBA172,68711,00247925467423019117352612421619616246
3052534University of Texas at Austin: McCombsU.S.A.Executive MBA138,0193,069641547721294251313024543205518932222
312138Essec / MannheimFrance / GermanyEssec-Mannheim Executive MBA118,41467312101717419262672985480
3203229UCLA: AndersonU.S.A.Executive MBA162,4639,435491164327011126190216489011110002412
32104256University of Bath School of ManagementU.K.Executive MBA99,0244,9527923817402533316190352591406319544444
3292319University of Southern California: MarshallU.S.A.Executive MBA166,89116,938560344145262138150215732704518654815
35215630SMU: CoxU.S.A.Executive MBA174,14317,237622352194723225313014073213219527252
3543932University of Pittsburgh: KatzU.S.A. / Brazil / Czech RepublicEMBA Worldwide149,13612,774463463351801857172533518101619614239
37132432ESCP EuropeFeatured business schoolFrance / U.K. / Germany / Spain / ItalyEuropean Executive MBA114,9166,0446711116432611827037123730427727182
38337172Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden / RussiaExecutive MBA76,1641,879742761574119128322151381750363129911261
3933652Bradford School of Management/TiasNimbas Business SchoolU.K. / Netherlands / GermanyExecutive Part time MBA102,3906,0098112296483912181312694416346317325284
40145460Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolU.K.Executive MBA121,5776,54367726421251171150834153140154217152768
40105036Temple University: FoxU.S.A.Executive MBA133,9174,7615612333055160237230391146511919123058
42152725Henley Business SchoolU.K.Executive Modular MBA120,9511,4757311404823301250255245391372317053972
43--Arizona State University: CareyU.S.A.MBA for Executives143,7444266391623501717680491901929
4363747University of Notre Dame: MendozaU.S.A.Executive MBA146,1854,71564331633923016111212184415019537232
45-41Wisconsin School of BusinessU.S.A.Executive MBA129,524537377219502218750611943125
46196557University of Alberta/University of Calgary: HaskayneCanadaAlberta-Haskayne Executive MBA114,59011,36156127259272241182447552015518336135
46-55University of Minnesota: CarlsonU.S.A.Executive MBA149,451474808222311721704391911820
48156342University College Dublin: SmurfitIrelandExecutive MBA118,68711,089629554746252262142331155336329216669
4824662University of Texas at Dallas: JindalU.S.A.Executive MBA134,6805,12250745405921022916554460834218932930
5064444University of North Carolina: Kenan-FlaglerU.S.A.Weekend MBA for Executives129,47510,48456114965372031886128078236319302619
5065664University of Tennessee: HaslamU.S.A.Executive MBA149,5545,162506438322832451336242331318623279
5274550Fundação Instituto de AdministraçãoBrazilInternational Executive MBA203,82628,40719727448130222100111662002121000285
52448-University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.Executive MBA106,3104,1986158272931128245025818550631601378
54351923Ashridge Executive Education at HultU.K.Two-year Executive MBA127,3938,59964171844563341916005812140042160167265
5455953Michigan State University: BroadU.S.A.Executive MBA140,0793,1335082345661922223316251004519504124
54223227Rice University: JonesU.S.A.MBA for Executives153,1021,03853269345428018911122660026319337227
57362140Case Western Reserve University: WeatherheadU.S.A.Executive MBA142,05517,64851953584421124599291757005919413838
58213744Georgia State University: RobinsonU.S.A.Executive MBA133,3973,54148862364931126613119064552419221054
58260-Villanova School of BusinessU.S.A.Executive MBA163,22421,20751115183622127112618575005519027271
60283227Boston University: QuestromU.S.A.Executive MBA147,97311,80748365437724126714226027953218615033
6045660Vlerick Business SchoolBelgiumExecutive MBA99,9367,20256568373771212391752510075519805075
621173-Copenhagen Business SchoolFeatured business schoolDenmarkExecutive MBA111,17619,69453360563129116629013247290171838459
63063-Texas A & M University: MaysU.S.A.Executive MBA135,4611,14751571147123125822168160116318722831
64-69University of Iowa: TippieU.S.A.Executive MBA124,5425367722823261717817631934037
6426253Vanderbilt University: OwenU.S.A.Executive MBA124,7819,593666477942173918809069806219356540
66165057University of St GallenSwitzerlandExecutive MBA in General Management108,6231,37344030132611416201354633672924210004677
67184937University of Rochester: SimonU.S.A. / SwitzerlandRochester-Bern Executive MBA116,97643048136313012217295371251178818364551
68-43Concordia University: MolsonCanadaExecutive MBA89,79147175264222827732419351965364
69--University of Edinburgh Business SchoolU.K.Part-time MBA73,61974857825253325384533631866776
6936667University of Utah: EcclesU.S.A.Executive MBA104,1364,68453372556731126523223264655018714328
71--Ohio State University: FisherU.S.A.Executive MBA129,4214277245025171019542451896023
72185475Tulane University: FreemanU.S.A.Executive MBA136,6187,12655568666014416470141182305419116447
7356862Queen's University: SmithCanadaNational Executive MBA108,9321,458482596034282182123396272376318535560
74--EMLyon Business SchoolFranceExecutive MBA92,19065417080281413277863632853473
74--Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.Executive MBA81,968538171219269574841631916853
7617573University of Houston: BauerU.S.A.Leadership EMBA118,9543,60151180816825118420018236315019014757
76106665Wake Forest University: BabcockU.S.A.Fast-Track Executive MBA117,2087,1984927637511502492295070414119507245
78--Florida International University: ChapmanU.S.A.Executive MBA120,208608415852629280150371716970
7929--University of Florida: HoughU.S.A.Professional Two-Year MBA89,91922,789518748576141224231713160006319282017
80--Aalto UniversityFinland / S.Korea / SingaporeExecutive MBA96,998469687931214076777241721183
81--University of Miami School of Business AdministrationU.S.A.MBA Program for Executives and Professionals115,8594683548428363324510631827248
82-74Athabasca UniversityCanadaExecutive MBA93,8004679746136295640776631847281
82107268Baylor University: HankamerU.S.A.Executive MBA114,0282,47645582351729422171405078662417357274
82--Northeastern University: D'Amore-McKimU.S.A.Executive MBA121,1664070678321311627820131907263
85--Brigham Young University: MarriottU.S.A.Executive MBA97,215597884758962849321917250
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Table notesAlthough the headline ranking figures show some changes in the data this year, what is equally significant is the pattern of clustering among the schools. Some 225 points separate the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania at the top, from the school ranked number 85. The top six business schools, from Wharton to the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, form the top group of schools. The second group is headed by London Business School, which would need to increase its score by seven per cent overall in order to enter the top group. The third group is headed by the Johnson School at Cornell University which is more than 15 points behind the Stern School of Business at New York University and the fourth group is headed by the Boston University School of Management which is 4 points behind Villanova University. Some 50 points separate the schools in each of the four groups.

1. These data are for information only and are not used in the rankings.

2. Salary today US$: The average alumni salary three years after graduation. This figure includes alumni salary data for the current year and the one or two preceding years, where available.

3. Salary percentage increase: The percentage increase in average alumni salary from before the EMBA to today as a percentage of the pre-EMBA salary. This figure includes data for the current year and the one or two preceding years, where available.

4. Career progress: This is calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of the company alumni are working in now versus before their EMBA. Data for the current year and the one or two preceding years are included where available. The data is presented as a rank and the top position is one.

5. Work experience: This measures the previous experience of EMBA participants by examining seniority of positions held, number of years in each position, size of company, and any international work experience prior to starting the EMBA. The data is presented as a rank and the top position is one.

6. Aims achieved: The extent to which alumni fulfilled their most important goals or reasons for doing an EMBA. The data is presented as a rank and the top position is one.

7. Women faculty: The percentage of female faculty.

8. Women students: The percentage of female students.

9. Women board: The percentage of female members of the advisory board.

10. International faculty: The percentage of faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment.

11. International students: This criterion amalgamates two pieces of data. The first is the percentage of participants who are resident in the country of the business school but whose citizenship is different to that country. The second is the percentage of participants who are resident outside the country in which the business school is situated. The data is presented as a rank and the top position is one.

12. International board: The percentage of the board whose citizenship differs from the country in which the business school is based.

13. International course experience: The percentage of classroom teaching hours that are carried out outside the country in which the business school is situated. The data is presented as a rank and the top position is one.

14. Languages: Number of languages students are required to speak on graduation.

15. Faculty with doctorate: The percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree.

16. FT doctoral rank: This is calculated according to the number of doctoral graduates from each business school during the past three years. Additional points are given if these doctoral graduates took up faculty positions at one of the top 50 full-time MBA schools of 2006. The data is presented as a rank and the top position is one.

17. FT research rank: This is calculated according to the number of faculty publications in 40 international academic and practitioner journals. Points are accrued by the business school at which the author is currently employed. The total is weighted for faculty size and appears as a rank where the top position is one.

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