The FINANCIAL — The Financial Times Executive MBA ranking, published on October 27, has ranked our EMBA Global programme as the best in the world. The programme, which is run in partnership with Columbia University, has moved up three places since 2006 to take the number one position.
The ranking, which is now in its eighth year, is based on three key groupings – alumni career progress, school diversity, and ideas generation. It uses data collected from two sets of questionnaires completed by alumni who have been in the workplace for three years since their graduation and by business schools themselves.
Commenting on the success, Lyn Hoffman, Associate Dean of the EMBA and Sloan programmes said:"For several years, our Executive MBA programmes have consistently been ranked in the top ten worldwide. We are thrilled that EMBA-Global has now taken the number one spot. This achievement is testament to the strength of our programme, standard of teaching by our world-class faculty and calibre of students we attract.
The success of EMBA-Global has resulted in expansion of the programme to Asia where it is the first and only programme to offer learning and networking opportunities across three major cities – London, New York and Hong Kong.
Business, and the management of people and organisations, is becoming increasingly complex in today's fast-moving and inter-dependent world. The events of recent weeks are a sobering reminder of how important it is to equip our students with global business capabilities. We are delighted that our alumni are having such success in their own global careers."
Julian Birkinshaw, Deputy Dean of Programmes added: "Rankings are important because everybody reads them. The most critical thing, however, is to maintain your vision and deliver on your purpose and your strategy. At London Business School, we have a world-leading portfolio of degree programmes. We aspire to be the best business school in the world at developing breakthrough insights and outstanding leaders. Today's announcement by the Financial Times proves that we are going from strength to strength and are well on our way to achieving our aspirations."
In ninth position, the School's London EMBA has also been ranked within the top ten worldwide.