Rankings revealed: QS Executive MBA Rankings 2022

Today, we launch the QS Executive MBA Rankings 2022. 

It’s the sixth edition of the EMBA ranking, featuring 220 programmes from business schools across the world. It is our largest and most internationally diverse ranking to date. 

Taking the global top spot is IESE Business School, followed by HEC Paris and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO and Founder of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, said: “As globalisation increases, understanding perspectives, cultures and customs remains paramount in business and beyond. So too does the global professional networks that EMBAs cultivate. Therefore, the world’s leading programmes ensure that international diversity and quality intake is central to their offering, with IESE Business School foremost among them.” 

Access the full QS EMBA 2022 rankings table

Five key facts we learned from the QS EMBA Rankings 2022 

Here are five key facts from this year’s edition of the QS EMBA rankings: 

  1. Grenoble has almost doubled the percentage of women on their EMBA programme from 35% last year to 60% this year. 
  2. Among the 19 new entries to this year’s rankings are three from Latin America and two from China. 
  3. The highest new entry this year is Monash Business School in Australia at 33rd, who performed best in our thought leadership performance indicator.
  4. HEC Paris now have an incredible 63 nationalities among their EMBA students. 
  5. Oxford’s Saïd Business School remains the best EMBA in the UK after overtaking London Business School last year. Cambridge’s Judge Business School has now broken into the top ten. 

What methodology is used to compile the QS EMBA Rankings? 

These are the five metric groups which we use: 

  • Employer Reputation: is this EMBA programme highly regarded by employers?
  • Thought Leadership: is this EMBA programme highly regarded among the global academic community?
  • Executive Profile: what is the level of work experience, management experience, and C-Suite experience typical of this programme’s students?
  • Career Outcomes: do graduates of this EMBA programme enjoy strong salary increases and post-study promotions?
  • Diversity: does this programme offer a high level of gender diversity? Are its cohorts global in nature?

Read a more detailed overview of the metrics used and the full rankings table at www.topmba.com. 

Access the full QS EMBA 2022 rankings table

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