The Financial Times releases the 2016 rankings of the top 100 executive MBA programs in the world
The Korea University Business School EMBA, ranking 24th in the world, remains the top among universities in Korea for six consecutive years.
The KUBS EMBA outperforms business schools at world-class universities such as Columbia University (28th), New York University (38th), Rice University (43rd), and Cornell University (50th).
The British daily newspaper the Financial Times released the rankings of the top 100 executive MBA programs in the world on October 17.
According to this year’s rankings, the Korea University Business School Executive MBA (the KUBS EMBA) ranks 24th in the world, up three places from its previous rank in 2015. The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University shares the same place with KU.
The university outperforms some of the world’s best business schools such as Columbia Business School (28th), New York University Stern School of Business (38th), the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University (43rd), and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University (50th). The joint program operated by the Kellogg School of Management and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA) ranks first, followed by the Tsinghua University-Insead Executive MBA (2nd) and the Trium Global Executive MBA (3rd). Among universities in the country, Korea University is the only university with an EMBA program within the top 100.
Furthermore, what distinguishes the KUBS EMBA is that it is a single-school program. In the rankings, there are a total of 24 executive MBAs run by Asian universities. Among them, only nine universities including Korea University, Nanyang Technological University (18th), and the National University of Singapore (17th) exclusively run their own EMBA programs. The other 15 universities are in partnership with universities in the United States, Britain, or France for their joint programs.
It is also noteworthy that Korea University has remained high on the list in terms of its 3-year-average ranking, one of indicators that provides a more accurate assessment of a university’s quality in the long term. The average ranking of the KUBS EMBA for the past three years is 26th (28th in 2014, 27th in 2015, and 24th in 2016). The KUBS EMBA is comparable to the world’s best executive MBAs including the EMBA by the Judge Business School at University of Cambridge (25th), the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program (26th), and the Columbia Business School (27th).