Mendoza School of Business

Financial Times EMBA 2005 global ranking

Published: October 1, 2005 / Author: Jolie Hunt

Executive MBA program at the Mendoza College of Business is ranked #37 in this 2005
Financial Times annual ranking of  international executive MBA programs.

The Financial Times today announces their annual ranking of
international executive MBA programs. 
The Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania has topped the
ranking for the fifth year in a row, with Hong Kong UST Business School, London
Business School,Instituto de Empresa and Duke University rounding out the top

In the Financial Times EMBA 2005 ranking, the biggest
indicator for the success of a program is its location. Because participants
study for an EMBA without giving up their jobs, those schools in big cities
have a larger pool

of applicants from which to draw. As a result, nine of the
top 10 schools in the ranking draw their students from London, New York,
Chicago, Hong Kong or Madrid; with four of the top eleven programs taught in
London. Ranked number

three in the world is London Business School, followed in
sixth place by the University of Chicago, which relocated its European campus
to the City of London from Barcelona earlier this year, the Cass Business
School at City University ranked tenth and Imperial College’s Tanaka school
eleventh.  US schools rounded out the ranking’s top ten with Columbia
Business School at seven, Northwestern University’s Kellogg at eight, and New
York University’s Stern at nine.

Hong Kong UST ranks second in the world this year, the
highest a Chinese school has ranked in any Financial Times business school
ranking. The China European International Business School (Ceibs), in Shanghai,
has also moved up from 20 to 13 this year, underscoring the increasing
credibility of Chinese business schools on the international stage.  In China, the ranking is available in Chinese

The extraordinary appetite for these senior manager degrees in China means that Ceibs runs the largest EMBA operation in the world,
with 550 executives enrolling on its programs in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzen
every year. The ranking of the top 75 global EMBA programs includes 42
schools in the US and 22 in Europe, of which 11 are in the UK. There are four
schools from Canada and three from China.

About the methodology

The ranking is based on the data collated from two sets of
questionnaires — one for the business schools and the second for alumni
who have been in the workplace for three years since graduation.

Of the 7,000 alumni who were contacted about the ranking
this year, 3,000 completed the online questionnaire, a response rate of
43 per cent. The growing popularity of EMBA programs meant that this year 95
business schools that took part in the survey, compared with just 88 last
year. Out of these 95 schools, 85 had a sufficient response rate (20 per cent of
alumni and a minimum of 20 responses in total) to be considered for the
ranking of the top 75 programs. Full detail of the methodology can be found
online at 

For information on how to order reprints of this report or
questions about the ranking, please contact the Financial Times PR office at


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