FT EMBA Ranking: Global Executive MBA among the top 50


Ranked 48th, the WU Executive Academy’s Global Executive MBA has once again been ranked among the top 50 MBAs worldwide.

The FT EMBA Ranking has been considered the Champions League of globally leading business schools for many years. Only a minuscule percentage of MBA programs offered worldwide manage to meet the FT’s demanding criteria to enter the ranking, which is why people considering MBA studies pay attention to its results as much as to leading international accreditations.

In 2019, the most significant MBA ranking of the year is once again dominated by the “usual suspects.” The first place, however, is a relatively new program. Listed in the ranking for the first time last year (#6), it managed to climb all the way to the top in 2019: the International EMBA of HEC Paris took the first place, followed by the Kellogg-HKUST Business School (#2) and TRIUM: HEC/LSE/NYU Stern (#3).

Consistently among the top 50 worldwide

“What a great success! At rank 48, our Global Executive MBA has managed to secure a spot among the 50 leading MBA programs of the world for the fourth time in five years. I am really happy as this result reflects all the efforts we have invested into continuously improving the quality of our MBA programs and making our offers even more attractive for our students,” says Barbara Stöttinger, Dean of the WU Executive Academy. She adds, “We have climbed up to the 12th place in the EU (#4 in the DACH region), which is remarkable because we have surpassed some truly excellent programs by internationally renowned universities like the Copenhagen Business School, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management or the Mannheim Business School/Tongji University.”

WU Rector Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger is also excited about another remarkable performance of WU in an international ranking: “WU has already brought home excellent results with its master’s and MBA programs this year. These top positions in rankings show that WU offers internationally renowned training and further education programs. Once again, they prove that WU counts among the leading universities of economics and business. In any case, rankings serve as orientation to prospective students, helping them identify the most suitable training and further education programs.”

Top results in important categories

Once again, this year’s ranking was based on 16 categories that focus on program quality and career development prospects of alumni. In categories which are particularly important to students, the Global Executive MBA even managed to secure spots in the top 15. It ranks 9th (#3 in the EU, #1 in the DACH region) for “work experience,” which means it received a higher ranking than the top-10 programs of the London Business School (#27) and the Kellog-HKUST Business School (#12). What is more, the program took the 13th place (#3 in the EU, #1 in the DACH region) in the “international course experience” category, ranking even before the CEIBS Global EMBA (#18) and the Oxford EMBA (#34).

If you would like to learn more what the different categories of the Financial Times EMBA Ranking tell MBA students, please click here.

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