Executive MBA ranking countdown

Our pick of FT data in the run-up to the 2015 global ranking

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In the lead-up to our publication of the Executive MBA 2015 global ranking on Monday, 19th October 2015, we are counting down the days using highlights from the data. Which school will be ranked number one? Join the debate on Twitter @ftbized #FTranking

A total of 10 single programmes delivered by British business schools feature in the 2015 EMBA ranking, up from nine in 2014. The ranking, which will be published on Monday October 19, is the 100th one published by the Financial Times since it first released the top 50 global MBA programmes in January 1999.

Nine of the EMBA programmes ranked in 2015 were not ranked in 2014. These include four returning programmes that were ranked in previous editions and five entering for the first time. A total of 129 programmes took part in this year’s EMBA ranking, which features a total of 100 business schools.

Alumni from eight programmes had an average salary increase of 80 per cent or more, three years after graduation compared to their pre-EMBA salary. All but one of these programmes are delivered, wholly or partly, in Asia. Overall, EMBA alumni saw their salary increase by 52 per cent on average.

The average salary of alumni from seven programmes was $270,000 or more, three years after graduation (PPP adjusted). Six of these programmes are delivered in China or Singapore. Graduates from the top 100 EMBA programmes had a salary of $180,000 on average.

Six single EMBA programmes delivered in China feature in the 2015 EMBA ranking. The highest ranked of these is delivered by Olin Business School at Washington University.

Rotman School of Management is ranked fifth in the FT research category based on articles published by its faculty between January 2012 and August 2015.


In the international course experience section, Iese Business School in Spain is ranked number four.


In the category for the average salary of alumni three years after graduation, the joint programme delivered by Kellogg/HKUST Business School is number one.


IMD in Switzerland is ranked number two for the international diversity of its EMBA students.

To find out which school is ranked number one overall, visit our EMBA hub on Sunday

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