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EMBA Rankings: The Economist 2015 Business School Rankings

Posted by Chioma Isiadinso

The EconomistThe Economist has released its rankings of the best Executive MBA programs around the world.

Top executive graduate business schools are respected for their focus on leadership, innovation, career placement and graduate salaries.

Areas that the schools were ranked on are student selectivity or student quality, faculty, student diversity and career development.

Twenty-five schools made the EMBA rankings list. The very best of those EMBA schools are below.

EMBA Rankings

IE Business School earns the top spot

Graduates of Spain’s IE Business School EMBA program earn an average annual salary of $228,915. This represents a 60% increase over the annual salary that students earn prior to completing the EMBA program.

Administered with an innovative approach, IE Business School’s top placement functions include marketing, consulting, general management, operations and finance.

90% of the accepted students are international. Approximately 30% of the students are women. Average work experience that admitted students have is five years.

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The school placing a heavy emphasis on innovation, its EMBA graduates have gone on to found businesses. Diverse in its delivery options, the school offers full-time, part-time, online and blended learning platforms.

Tuition for the full-time EMBA is 55,200 EUR. It takes 15 months to graduate.

Top 5 Executive Business Schools

Below are the world’s top executive business schools for 2015 according to The Economist.

IE Business School

Top industries that IE Executive Business School graduates are placed in are financial services, consulting and consumer goods and retail. More information about IE Business School’s EMBA program can be found earlier in this article.

University of Oxford’s Said Business School

Representation of women at the Said Business School is 33%, slightly higher than it is at IE Business School. The EMBA program is designed with 17 one-week modules. Two of the modules are taught internationally. Tuition is 67,483 GBP.

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Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

Students accepted into the Kellogg School of Management have an average GMAT of 715. Unlike IE Business School and Oxford’s Said Business School, students enrolled in Kellogg are mainly domestic, with only 36% of the students being international. Top placement industries include technology, financial services and consulting.

National University of Singapore UCLA-NUS Business School

The National University of Singapore’s UCLA-NUS Business School is taught in conjunction with the University of California at Los Angeles’s Anderson School of Management.

Concentrations offered are finance, entrepreneurship, leaders in sustainability, marketing, global management and technology leadership. Classes are taught at both campuses, as well as in Bangalore, Shanghai, and New Delhi.

York University’s Schulich School of Business

Schulich School of Business is another EMBA partnership. Located in Toronto, Canada, the graduate business school administers its EMBA program with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Tuition is 115,000 CAD.

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Length of the program is 17 months. Industries that graduates have strong placement in are consulting, financial services and retail and consumer goods.

Your Turn

EMBA students want an education that puts an emphasis on leadership, innovation and career placement. They want earning the degree to make a pivotal impact on their professional lives.

To continue to attract the world’s future leaders, people who will help to shape and reshape the global environment, administrators of EMBA programs develop highly competitive admissions guidelines.

EMBA essays are a key part of top schools admissions process. Find out how you can strengthen your EMBA essays to improve your acceptance chances.