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2020 Financial Times EMBA rankings

Kellogg/HKUST retook the top spot it had held in 2018 and 2017.

The Financial Times has released its 2020 EMBA rankings. Kellogg/HKUST took the top ranking and its graduates reported average salaries of over $525,000 which represented an average growth of 67% over their pre-EMBA salaries.

There was some volatility in this new EMBA ranking much as there was in the 2020 Economist EMBA rankings released over this summer.

CEIBS was ranked second after ranking fifth last year. HEC Paris took the third spot dropping from the top spot it held last year. As these volatilities hopefully show, we want to implore you once again to take this and all rankings (EMBA and otherwise) with a proverbial ‘grain of salt.’

And don’t forget that a growing number of b-schools are abstaining from all rankings. If your employer offers you an attractive opportunity to earn your EMBA, it’s probably worth it at any number of reputable schools.

Finally, the article, linked at the top of this blog, discusses how applications have risen during the pandemic and how the EMBA programs are ensuring applicants’ experiences aren’t shortchanged due to travel restrictions and other pandemic-related logistical issues. If you are considering the EMBA, we strongly recommend reading the full FT article!

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