Business schools are shouldering a tremendous responsibility of shaping the perspectives of global managers to be able to lead in times of uncertainty and disruption. Innovative strategies are employed to meet the requirements in a flexible yet rigorous manner. The below mentioned B- Schools are at the top, delivering high – quality executive MBA programs that cater to the need of global participants. Top 10 executive MBA programs in the world are listed below
1: The Wharton School – This school has been ranked high for ‘thought leadership, career outcomes and employer leadership’. The duration of the program is 2 years and is offered on weekends. It also includes a one-week global immersion trip and the participants have a choice to visit any of the 5 different international locations. This executive MBA program is offered at two campuses in the US; Philadelphia and San Francisco. The average all-inclusive fee for the entire program is US$ 210,000.
2: MIT Sloan School of Management – This business school is in Massachusetts and offers its executive MBA program only in one location. The duration of the program is 20 months and is spread over weekdays and weekends. In addition, the program includes an international immersion trip as well. Similar to Hass School of Business, most of the participants are from technological, healthcare and finance fields. The average fee is US$178,000 and includes learning resources, tuition and international immersion trip.
3: London Business School – The London Business School executive MBA program is offered in London as well as Dubai. The school also offers opportunities to study in International locations in Argentina, China, Mexico, US, Greece and Hong Kong. The duration of the program is 20 months and the average fee ranges between US$119,000 to US$125,000 depending on the location of study.
4: IESE Business School – This program is offered in 4 different locations; Barcelona and Madrid in Spain, Munich in Germany and Sao Paulo in Brazil. The duration of the program is 18 months and the participants have the choice to complete the second year of the program in New York, Shanghai or Nairobi as part of the international immersion study initiative. This is an opportunity study with a more diverse group of students. The average all-inclusive fee is US$129,662.
5: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business – This school is ranked highly for delivering high quality Executive MBA Program. The course is offered in Chicago as well as in its other two international campuses in London and Hong Kong. Although participants choose their main study location, however during the course they visit campuses as well. The duration of the course is 21 months and the fee ranges between US$167,000 to US$194,000 depending on the place of the study.
6: HEC Paris – This business school has been ranked highly in the ‘career outcomes’ category. The ‘International EMBA’ program is offered both in Paris as well as in Doha in Qatar. The program can be completed within 15 to 18 months. The participants enrolled have an average work experience of 15 years mostly in managerial positions and the average fee for the entire program is close to US$90000.
7: Kellogg School of Management – This business school has been ranked high in the ‘employer reputation’ category. The duration of the program is 2 years and is offered in two different locations in the US: Illinois and Florida. The average fee is US$208,000 and that is inclusive of learning resources, food, accommodation and tuition.
8: Hass School of Business – This school has been ranked high for ‘thought leadership’. The program is offered over a period of 19 months which includes 5 immersions spread over 5 terms. Majority of the participants enrolled in the program are from technological, health and finance fields. The average fee for the program is close to US$190,000.
9: INSEAD – INSEAD offers its ‘Global Executive MBA program (GMBA) in three prominent locations; Fontainebleau in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. The program has a modular structure and takes anywhere between 14 to 17 months depending on the location of study. The approximate fee is US $135,000.
10: UCLA Anderson School of Management – This business school offers 22 months of blended learning; a mix of onsite and online classes. The students enrolled have an average of about 10 years of experience in a managerial position. The approximate fee for the program is US$163,000.
Westford University College has made its presence felt in several geographies by tailoring its innovative ‘Executive MBA Program’ to suit both on-campus and online student’s needs and requirements. It is a fast track MBA that can be completed within a year. The first part of the program is the ‘Extended Diploma in International Business Management’ awarded by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), and the second part (top-up) is the MBA awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.
In addition, the participants are offered a ‘Certificate in Business Analytics’ and a professional certificate program namely ‘Certified Manager’ awarded by CMI, UK on successful completion of the SQA program. The program includes a 10-day international immersion trip as part of the ‘Operations and Project Management’ module. This provides a unique opportunity for the entire cohort (online and on-campus) to meet face to face. They undertake a project and present it as groups which helps in networking and building additional strengths and capabilities. The additional boot-camp is an excellent means of engaging in team building and leadership activities.