Executive MBA Rankings
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of the study is three fold:
The study was conducted in two parts.
The 2018 survey was conducted in a regionalized manner. Each participant from Asia/Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and the US regions was asked to share their perceptions on five EMBA programs from their region, choosing the five programs from a pre-defined list of between 15 and 25 programs based in their region. The survey participants compared their five chosen programs, answering questions based on the comparative criteria, using a five point scale.
Scoring Methodology Description
The scoring methodology is based on two data sets – the Survey Results and a proprietary Market Index. The proprietary Market Index calculation was based on a compilation of Executive MBA programs’ prior rankings published in 2017 by major publications.
The results from these two data sets were combined in a weighted calculation to derive a final score. The rankings were based on the final score for each program. 2018 rankings have been calculated at both the regional and the global levels.
Summary of Data Sources
The data presented in the actual rankings reflects the views and opinions of 6,245 survey participants. The study excluded participants with less than 7 years of work experience and entry level titles. 70% of the respondent pool had an MBA/EMBA and 30% did not yet have an MBA/EMBA.
Beyond rankings data that reflects Ivy Exec members' perceptions of the ranked programs, all other program data provided on individual program pages was either sourced directly from the administration of the programs when possible, or from publicly available information, including: program websites, program brochures and other widely published sources (e.g., the ROI statistic on program pages is from Financial Times Global Executive MBA Ranking 2017, if an alternative data point was not provided by the ranked program.) Ivy Exec has made its best effort to accurately represent specific program information on the individual program pages, using the sources cited herein.