All About EMBA: Top B-Schools, FT Rankings & Benefits

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Oct 31, 2020 12:22 PM

Financial Times has released the 20th edition of its annual ranking of the top 100 executive MBA programmes for senior working managers in the world. Learn all about EMBA and its benefits!

If you are considering pursuing an MBA abroad, then EMBA must have crossed your mind, which indeed, could be the better pick for you. Immediate career growth, international exposure, a bigger and better network are the three good reasons why those with five or more years of managerial experience tend to lean more toward an Executive MBA. 

An EMBA is a slightly advanced degree designed especially for professionals with field experience. A number of factors such as class schedule, study duration, the average age of the student, curriculum, among others, sets the EMBA program aside from a traditional MBA. 

So, what is an EMBA? Which are the top-ranked schools and EMBA programs across the world? What are the advantages of doing an EMBA? This article aims at answering all of these questions in the simplest way possible.

What is EMBA?

An Executive MBA, or EMBA is a two-year program, designed specifically for seasoned professionals. Classes are fast-paced aimed at accommodating the busy schedules of working professionals with 5 to 12 years of managerial experience — allowing them to attend classes on weekends or day- or week-long blocks. Some EMBA classes are also delivered with an applied approach, greater flexibility - in an online or hybrid format.

Although fewer electives unlike a regular MBA, an EMBA emphasizes on developing leadership and executive management skills coupled with industry-specific knowledge and business acumen. It is majorly based on core coursework in areas such as strategic management, marketing, finance and accounting, operations management, human resources, among others.

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FT Executive MBA Ranking 2020

Financial Times has released the 20th edition of its annual ranking of the top 100 executive MBA programmes for senior working managers in the world. Given below is the list of the top 20 global EMBA rankings 2020:

FT Rank

Name of the School

Country

Name of the Programme

Average salary (INR)

1

Kellogg/HKUST Business School

Hong Kong SAR (China)

Kellogg-HKUST EMBA

39,237,275

2

Ceibs

Switzerland/China

Global EMBA

35,865,091

3

HEC Paris

France/China/Qatar

HEC Paris International EMBA

27,625,781

4

Trium: HEC Paris/LSE/NYU: Stern

France/China/UK/US

Trium Global EMBA

31,267,246
5

Tsinghua University/Insead

China/France/UAE/Singapore

Tsinghua-Insead Dual Degree EMBA

27,652,457

6

Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai

China

SJTU Antai EMBA

33,566,837

7

ESCP Business School

France/Lebanon/Spain/UK/German/Italy

EMBA

20,274,267

8

Iese Business School

Spain/US

Global EMBA

27,118,798

9

Insead

Singapore/UAE/France

Global EMBA (GEMBA)

23,174,392

10

Global Asia

US/Hong Kong SAR (China)/UK

EMBA-Global Asia

24,089,086

11

Arizona State University: Carey

China

Carey/SNAI EMBA

28,587,957

12

IE Business School

Spain

Global EMBA

22,962,548

13

London Business School

UK

EMBA

20,313,277

14

UCLA: Anderson/National University of Singapore

Singapore/US

UCLA-NUS EMBA

23,851,459

15

CUHK Business School

Hong Kong SAR (China)

EMBA

22,789,937

16

Washington University: Olin

China

Washington University-Fudan EMBA

24869586

16

Kellogg/WHU Beisheim

Germany

Kellogg-WHU EMBA

17,234,36

18

University of Oxford: Saïd

UK

University of Oxford EMBA

17,483,49

19

Korea University Business School

South Korea

EMBA

27,234,714

20

EMBA-Global: Columbia/LBS

US/UK

EMBA-Global Americas & Europe

21,031,361

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Why do an EMBA (Advantages)?

“So what distinguishes an EMBA from a regular MBA?” - quite a common query that every MBA aspirant stumbles upon, isn’t it? Listed below are some of the good reasons why you should do an EMBA:

Career Progression

An EMBA allows you to position yourself at a rather bigger career change be it in terms of the industry, location, or role. The skills and hands-on exposure that the program will provide you with, will lead you to more significant and immediate career benefits in terms of promotions and salary along with functions. Furthermore, studying an EMBA will add value to your role at your current company right away. It also opens up to new areas of expertise and professions, paving the way for a change and better future. 

Exposure to an International Dimension

What is important while pursuing an Executive MBA is having a global mindset in business. You must be open to building a career without frontiers, with a holistic view. An EMBA program is designed for business enthusiasts from across the world, ready for distinct and rewarding international experiences. Moreover, international B-schools offering an EMBA have a strong alumni-network that extends across more than 50 countries. It is after you get the EMBA degree when the benefits of the program and network start manifesting.

New Entrepreneurship Knowledge and Skills

It is a well-known fact that an EMBA program is fashioned to raise issues faced by the business leaders of today. What it also encompasses is the ability to push yourself to take the entrepreneurial plunge. A wide array of skills are also offered which include critical analysis, strategic thinking and better communication and team-building skills.

Personal Development

By studying an EMBA, you participate in an evolution process. You give yourself the chance to engage in conversations and exchange ideas with leaders, collaborators, industry experts and friends.  The multicultural and multi-industry nature of the program in a foreign country permits you to challenge yourself and improve your decision-making skills. 

A Different Perspective

Every EMBA student usually has around 10-11 years of experience. Studying the program, you will always be one step ahead of your colleagues, enriching your own thoughts in accordance with the diverse experiences of professionals from NGOs, businesses, public sector, SMEs and more. 

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