March 23, 2022

Spotlight on Executive MBA Rankings and Program Developments

CEOWORLD magazine, whose content targets CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives and business leaders, recently released its rankings for the ‘Best Business Schools in the World’ for executive education.


London Business School took the No. 1 spot, followed by MIT Sloan in second and Wharton in third.  US schools made up the majority of the top 10 – 7 schools – and Oxford’s Said Business School and INSEAD were the other two European programs in the list.  CEOWORLD ranks 173 business schools based on a survey of 350,000 business executives, graduates, business school academics, employers and recruiters utilizing seven major metrics of quality and reputation.


Here is a snapshot of the top 10 schools, score out of 100:


1London Business SchoolUK99.81
2MIT Sloan School of ManagementUS98.38
3Wharton SchoolUS95.95
4Harvard Business SchoolUS95.56
5Saïd Business SchoolUK95.30
6Columbia Business SchoolUS95.19
7Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUS94.98
8INSEAD Business SchoolFrance94.73
9Haas School of BusinessUS94.71
10Yale School of ManagementUS94.54

In addition, the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC) released results of its 2021 membership program survey, featuring trends in executive education.  Of note, 89% of schools in the 2021 report offered a form of distance learning compared to only 55% two years ago in 2019.  Michael Desiderio, executive director of the EMBAC, noted that the global pandemic drove exceptional acceleration of technology innovation and adaptability for its member programs.  Survey results also showed the average number of applications received per program expanded by 17% in 2021 compared to 2020, representing increased interest after the initial year of the pandemic.  In addition (and notable for Women’s History month), the percentage of women enrolled in EMBA programs reached its highest mark ever in 2021 at 33%.  Finally, approximately 60% of executive programs offered scholarships or fellowships and almost one-third of EMBA students received scholarships or fellowships.


For the full rankings from CEOWORLD, click here.  If you’re ready to start your EMBA applications, contact Admitify today!