QS Ranking EMBA 2021: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has been ranked best in India for executive MBA. Globally, HEC Paris retains its top rank followed by Wharton Business school, and IESE at the second and third spots, respectively.
In the latest edition of QS Executive MBA Rankings, IIM Bangalore has been ranked at 39th spot globally for its executive MBA programme. While IIM-B has continued to maintain its top position in India, there is a drop down from 36th position globally last year.
Indian School of Business (ISB) has maintained its second position in India, however, its global rank has dropped from 50th spot in 2020 to 101-110 band this year. IIM Kozhikode’s MBA Programme for Working Executives ranked this year in the 151-plus band. All three Indian B-schools fell from their previous year rankings.
Last year, India had two entries in the global top 100, however, this year only one institute could make it to the list of best 100 EMBAs. In the previous QS Executive MBA Rankings 2020, ISB’s PGP-MAX was ranked at 81 while IIM Kozhikode’s programme was ranked in the 101+ band.
In the Asia-Pacific category, IIM-B attained the 10th spot – leading the pack from India. IIM-Kozhikode and ISB jointly got the 16th spot in the sub-category.
QS EMBA Ranking 2021: Top 10 executive MBAs Institute in the World
Rank 1: HEC Paris, France
Rank 2: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
Rank 3: IESE Business School, Spain
Rank 4: MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts
Rank 5: Oxford Said Business School, United Kingdom
Rank 6: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Illinois
Rank 7: INSEAD, France
Rank 7: London Business School, United Kingdom
Rank 9: Esade Ramon Llull University, Spain
Rank 9: Haas School of Business at the University of Berkeley, California
QS Ranking Method and data source
The latest ranking from QS Quacquarelli Symonds uses different metrics to find the best executive MBA programs around the world. To rank the executive MBA programs from around the world, QS used five different metrics that measure different aspects of being a highly-rated program.
These metrics are the career outcomes, diversity, program’s reputation for employers, executive profile and thought leadership. The executive profile includes the work, management, and C-suite experience of students in a program. The five metrics are then used to calculate an overall total score.
While employer reputation carries a weightage of 30 per cent, thought leadership and executive profile hold 25 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively. Career outcomes and diversity hold the rest 20 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has evaluated 176 global EMBA programmes from all over the world in the latest EMBA rankings.
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