Executive MBA Programs in South America
Executive MBA ranking
The issue of ranking should not be underestimated when choosing
an MBA. You should not make your decision dependent on the Executive
MBA ranking, but you want to know how recognized the preferred
universities and degree programs are. We have an overview.
First of all: Executive MBA (EMBA) ranking should be treated
In general, the search for the right Executive MBA is a balancing
act between hard facts (costs, study structure, etc.) and subjective
feelings (what do the graduates say? What impression does the
provider make on me?). An important point is always: What
recognition does the course have in the corporate world? A wide
variety of rankings are used for this, but these are very
incomplete, especially in relation to Germany, and are therefore not
Sure, there are EMBAs in Germany that also enjoy a good
reputation across national borders. But there is, for example, no
special ranking only for German universities or business schools.
The best executive MBAs
For the following evaluation, we used our article " MBA Ranking
for Germany " and sorted the list again according to the
universities that offer Executive MBA programs. The result is this
|Mannheim Business School
||"ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA" (18 months, approx.
50,000 euros tuition fees)
|European School of Management and Technology - ESMT
||"Executive MBA" (18 months, 57,500 euros tuition fees)
|WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
||“Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA” (21 months, 75,000 euros
||“Global Executive MBA” (21 months, 45,000 euros tuition
|ESCP Europe Business School
||“The Executive MBA” (18 months, 51,000 euros tuition
|EBS Business School
||“Executive MBA Durham University & EBS” (24 months,
32,500 euros tuition fee)
As you can see, the really expensive Executive MBA
programs of the largest business schools appear in the international
rankings. However, there are of course numerous other EMBA
courses in Germany. Can you also do a ranking? Yes and no - at least
with restrictions, we tried to research the awareness or recognition
of the universities, for example via the well-known CHE
As a second comparison, we used the Wirtschaftswoche
university ranking 2015. This is where the opinions of HR
managers are gathered and the top 10 universities and FHs published.
In the top 10 for the Business Administration course, the following
universities can be found, which also offer Executive MBA courses.
|Frankfurt School of Finance
|University of Münster
|University of Mannheim
|Cologne Business School
Conclusion: Executive MBA ranking for Germany is difficult
Does the University of Würzburg offer a bad EMBA because it was
not rated optimally in the CHE university ranking? Is the RWTH
Aachen EMBA so much better? Nobody can answer that, because nobody
is studying the same course at both universities.
However, conclusions can of course already be drawn to a certain
extent: Certain universities, such as RWTH Aachen, TU Munich or
Frankfurt School of Finance, are more well-known and respected among
HR managers than others. However, this awareness varies quite
regionally. A personnel manager in Bavaria, for example, will be
able to assess the quality of the University of Würzburg better than
a personnel manager in Hamburg.
If you are faced with the choice of an Executive MBA and need to
make a decision, we have the following tips:
- Compare the study conditions exactly (when are attendance
phases? How long do they last? How long do I have to travel to
the place of study? What does the EMBA cost in total? Are there
periods abroad? Etc.)
- Talk to students and graduates. For example, you can go to
the campus and take part in trial lectures. Or you can search
for people via Xing, for example.
- Include a ranking in your considerations, but don't just
make your selection dependent on it.
We wish you every success!