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1342EMBA-Global: Columbia/LBSUS / UKExecutive MBA Global295,22456,96511015112341812811120700197045198154
2113Kellogg/HKUST Business SchoolChinaKellogg-HKUST EMBA345,15929,7629172721320230112095119903619713014
3124Trium: HEC Paris/LSE/NYU: SternFrance / UK / USTrium Executive MBA297,22445,525106116371264251122701104014219601329
4131University of Pennsylvania: WhartonUSMBA for Executives235,55530,41399233761719125693361305216701100011
5055IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainExecutive MBA166,4122,92015763633320322241494328327028918171
639-InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / SingaporeGemba232,07115,2418116163511220418291127511019815010
7076University of Chicago: BoothUS / UK / SingaporeExecutive MBA213,70311,208870298191401851618301437114198038
878Washington University: Olin/Fudan University School of ManagementChinaWashington-Fudan Executive MBA273,599712112351634149316100371944513
9367London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKExecutive MBA177,1841,98783172229152211711408421358117199063
101911Columbia Business SchoolUSExecutive MBA218,91611,2718415578120153302906314833270197176
1141515CUHK Business SchoolChinaEMBA239,58822,30381136210852214884005761710005929516459
1201213Kellogg/WHU BeisheimFeatured business schoolGermanyKellogg-WHU Executive MBA156,2179,2177834611117420761802289202019612318
1351815City, University of London: CassFeatured business schoolUKExecutive MBA149,1985,33497477518262242472355554181319302767
1462019IMD Business SchoolSwitzerlandExecutive MBA193,41930,2016721012811219994100037981229808265
1541112Purdue / TiasNimbas / CEU / GISMAUS / Netherlands / Hungary / GermanyIMM International Masters in Management137,3954,9328168592419227131325629122571119812440
16218-UC Berkeley / ColumbiaUSBerkeley-Columbia Executive MBA194,5322,1716716543561932151005323527170198149
173149Duke University: FuquaUSMBA - Global Executive205,4389,117504466532021731723512117431950382
1832118New York University: SternUSEMBA214,09622,727605607046200223151382221714421100097
1932237ESCP EuropeFrance / UK / Germany / Spain / ItalyEuropean Executive MBA144,26023,078835116828114920175515113640428797693
20-29National University of Singapore Business SchoolSingaporeAsia Pacific Executive MBA (APEX MBA)193,18473539663029115562271936862
21417-Kellogg/York University: SchulichCanadaKellogg-Schulich Executive MBA155,3769,43265177282722226515087187701919613116
2181310Northwestern University: KelloggUSExecutive MBA224,4893,5545853632361842257145043607019512512
2302317CeibsChinaInternational EMBA212,64729,4717312405263123228100694395004719618263
231437-Thunderbird School of Global ManagementUSExecutive MBA in Global Management163,45214,960741123202203241200271502402629108249
2512631Essec / MannheimFrance / GermanyEssec & Mannheim Executive MBA128,1774,48769062630203265406219833829514670
26133928Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlandsExecutive MBA120,30411,392741035499130258203290274053021000250
27532-OneMBAChina / Netherlands / US / Brazil / MexicoOneMBA, Global Executive MBA182,29632,5236073922142001991125031655852019411553
28--University of Michigan: RossUSExecutive MBA189,5204728334926172333591070194145
2962314Warwick Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKExecutive MBA126,8377,208918685467381233303514202217019602666
3083832UCLA: AndersonUSExecutive MBA191,83315,6495854267231653612132222471036919332826
31151621Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainGlobal Executive MBA148,7179,529521814135216318102184334940619905136
3113224Western University: IveyCanada / ChinaThe Executive MBA153,5797496675827371802611414681539142110035422
3382519Cornell University: JohnsonUSExecutive EMBA201,60614,910641074178125321111143325511445719215719
3462821Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKExecutive MBA126,226335738569131181305369745245504219404138
35035-Georgetown University: McDonoughUSIEMBA - International Executive MBA148,0124,813651155310250402214119031615219408251
3572846University of Alberta/University of Calgary: HaskayneCanadaAlberta / Haskayne Executive MBA132,3355,225730414616261248151502621106318905832
371027-Rutgers Business SchoolUSExecutive MBA162,0527,76067172795820033224736866003819014961
37--Tongji University/ENPCChinaShanghai International MBA (Simba)125,265102439692364203905870179888
3773024University of California at Irvine: MerageUSExecutive MBA (EMBA)161,3787,453604705040391231016133262815119826324
4053548University of Texas at Dallas: JindalUSExecutive MBA145,9641,04661848423923023321155357535518713220
4083226University of Toronto: RotmanCanadaOne-Year MBA for Executives143,9675,3754424537552402434036813353177019801217
4224--Arizona State University: CareyChinaW. P. Carey / SNAI Executive MBA204,43062,4736013921596242284213967893007018543634
43750-National Taiwan University College of ManagementTaiwanEMBA193,73232,10865179118423225170191953307019712069
44143042Henley Business SchoolUKExecutive MBA131,9928,73081758950323282181036162627193117016185
45550-Melbourne Business SchoolAustraliaExecutive MBA205,20614,61618372472313033187335325214110008039
4634954Rice University: JonesUSMBA for Executives167,53412,69266776694722021418622444007019528221
4754246University of Minnesota: CarlsonUSExecutive MBA152,2742,21144031774427031920121062604718821711
4893940Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUKExecutive MBA141,04210,6446653214122412413218402189314916293377
4824635University of Pittsburgh: KatzUS / Brazil / Czech RepublicEMBA Worldwide164,1737,529446303441253169615731420211419314037
5055538Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden / Russia / LatviaExecutive MBA100,32712,917741253638194241111172986003129802290
51116240Temple University: FoxUSExecutive MBA136,76414,990571026625622332412154155253112618733448
52--WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)/University of Minnesota: CarlsonAustriaExecutive MBA123,5805424306032202544342991894244
5384527Emory University: GoizuetaUSWeekend Executive MBA164,2967,20651144602924316017418156422819407228
54153930University of Texas at Austin: McCombsUSExecutive MBA136,636502552717334281141311125240205919102915
5535871Ohio State University: FisherUSExecutive MBA152,8225,295491361512124125312019072423819113525
55106535SMU: CoxUSExecutive MBA181,86418,754591552447325323111122182415919428241
57137054Ashridge Executive Education at HultUKPart Time Executive MBA133,7802,86377112047623932316003522540038139108280
571443-National Sun Yat-sen UniversityTaiwanExecutive MBA140,6102,07582186655832128158082952502019501689
591877-University of Georgia: TerryUSExecutive MBA153,75032,6254941378222933111414202930058194104445
60105066University of St GallenFeatured business schoolSwitzerlandExecutive MBA HSG117,1771,6775711865331821341107184156031210007073
61278848University College Dublin: SmurfitIrelandExecutive MBA128,28211,94273267556783012251624410606167019656981
61117260Vlerick Business SchoolBelgiumPart-time International MBA108,9763,4656271783263759714330124610006319837158
63147760Boston University: QuestromUSExecutive MBA179,87640,1334866441432329171133711661102818716742
641054-Drexel University: LeBowUSExecutive MBA134,01010,0145391964712932122804476912163110006254
6406458Villanova School of BusinessUSExecutive MBA171,90320,121551513142252206241215269224219127968
66184869University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUKPart-time MBA95,3573,64089490877427123174010356354007019005287
67107780Aalto UniversityFinland / S. Korea / SingaporeExecutive Master of Business Administration127,69216,787569594394311228400844748443117442184
68135552Fundação Instituto de AdministraçãoBrazilInternational Executive MBA220,5891,935129375751521851731007942121729911894
6976262Copenhagen Business SchoolFeatured business schoolDenmarkExecutive MBA117,5075,2834784724252802672711183370152018931975
7007039Bradford School of Management/TiasNimbas Business SchoolUK / Netherlands / GermanyExecutive Part-time MBA101,7834,3217115584592502572312685615997018045976
7137472Tulane University: FreemanUSExecutive MBA152,79710,3495246925612722078125275415218616056
72--Solvay Brussels School of Economics and ManagementBelgiumMBASolvay Part-Time102,16656985482522433714701987391
73--National Chengchi UniversityTaiwanExecutive Master of Business Administration153,5484893889528300167740202971186
742846-Pepperdine University: GraziadioUSExecutive MBA158,1085725310123864244201810142750066182128295
74136164Vanderbilt University: OwenUSExecutive MBA130,8204,15461686804514211012518679346719467430
7678381Miami Business SchoolUSExecutive MBA120,8368,580544948682310372383828254007018727631
7627467University of Rochester: SimonUS / SwitzerlandEMBA programmes (Rochester & Bern)119,4121,3245038040691732331224011493331118354360
78--University of Washington: FosterUSExecutive MBA137,8734178747228271416713701894827
79136664University of Iowa: TippieUSExecutive MBA124,9142,971437917257210371121222672306719014733
80-52University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKExecutive MBA95,16044671888362950262350701741072
8067469University of Utah: EcclesUSExecutive MBA114,95270849083668731219228531487312018435635
8218178Florida International University: ChapmanUSExecutive MBA113,7231,120488963977291551323624429n/a364218117564
8318274Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKExecutive MBA89,0807,5676058582512022023144571573677018805357
84186674EMLyon Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFranceExecutive MBA97,3611,4796215384890253104120397877107028917883
8518479University of Florida: WarringtonUSProfessional MBA99,05425454588927916120223212179447019703723
8628473Queen's University: SmithCanadaExecutive MBA113,5681,794453845868251257105375502855517936543
8728968Concordia University: MolsonCanadaExecutive MBA106,82910,3595310492193260182330138334410104917615574
88167282Baylor University: HankamerUSExecutive MBA131,1135735098157803033081404178303117938279
8938676University of Houston: BauerUSExecutive MBA123,0807,6294919593762312601513210662625919116652
9018985Brigham Young University: MarriottUSExecutive MBA100,2952276976595329064712092904118938247
90--University of Denver: DanielsUSExecutive MBA127,205648719862224251830701678282
92-76Wake Forest University: BabcockUSFast-Track Executive MBA121,84541504554916968555211008255
93-50University of Tennessee: HaslamUSProfessional Executive MBA127,216408994652927159900701863978
94--William & Mary: MasonUSExecutive MBA120,7503482687027201311840701918246
95--Ipade Business SchoolMexicoMedex143,592543471917191811870701308296
95--IAE Business SchoolArgentinaExecutive MBA111,1294373908914175363860702608292
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Table notesAlthough the headline ranking figures show changes in the data year to year, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 270 points separate Columbia/London Business School at the top, from the two schools ranked number 95. The first nine business schools, from Columbia/ London Business School to LBS, form the top group of schools. The second group is headed by Columbia Business School, which would need to increase its score by 17 points in order to move up a group. Top of the third group is the Imperial college business school which is 8 points behind Cornell University: Johnson. Only 25 points separate the top and bottom schools in this third group. The fourth group is more spread out, seperated by 70 points. *96 Schools are ranked in total, with two schools ranked equal 95.

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

2. The average alumni salary three years after graduation. (The 2008 EMBA ranking is based on data for alumni graduating in 2005). This figure includes alumni salary data for the current year and the one or two preceding years, where available.

3. 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. 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.

5. 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.

6. The percentage of female faculty

7. The percentage of female students

8. The percentage of female members of the advisory board

9. The percentage of faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment

10. This combines 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

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

12. The percentage of classroom teaching hours that are carried out outside the country in which the business school is situated

13. Number of languages students are required to speak on graduation

14. The percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree

15. 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 2008

16. 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

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