IESE’s Global Executive MBA ranked no. 10 in world by Financial Times
FT ranking highlights IESE program’s internationality, overall satisfaction and aims achieved by participants
IESE ranked in the top 10 in eight of the ranking criteria evaluated by FT.
October 16, 2023
One of the reasons for IESE’s excellent position in the FT ranking is the wide-ranging international experience that the program provides, ranking no.3 in the world for international course experience. The Global Executive MBA is a 16-month-long blended program that combines online learning with residential modules in six world cities on at least three continents. Participants get insight on the ground in preeminent business hubs including New York, Silicon Valley and Singapore, combined with content that explores doing business across borders.
And the program is not only international in terms of location and content, but also due to its emphasis on bringing together a highly diverse class (98% international participants) and faculty (97%) from countries around the world.
Another reason for the strong ranking performance was the program’s relevancy for business leaders, evidenced by high levels of participant satisfaction (scoring 9.27 out of 10) and its ability to help participants fulfil their goals (scoring above the median result of the top 10 programs).
“Our Global Executive MBA offers a multifaceted international experience for its participants. An experience that broadens business, academic and personal horizons and gives them invaluable access to an esteemed peer network to deliver results across borders,” said Andrea Montalvo, IESE’s Associate Dean for Executive Education. “All of this is underscored by the program’s use of blended learning and innovative teaching methods, where our GEMBA has been a pioneer since launching in 2002, to forge an international mindset. This strong result in the FT ranking is great recognition for the program team and faculty.”
With IESE ranking no.3 overall for ESG, the FT ranking also highlights IESE’s focus on sustainability and responsible business. The ESG criterion looks at how much course content explores environmental, social, governance and ethical issues throughout the program. In addition, IESE ranked 5th in the world for carbon footprint, calculated using its net zero target year for carbon emissions and a publicly available carbon emissions audit report.
A change in rankings criteria this year gave more weight to ESG factors, helping to reaffirm IESE’s commitment to, and stellar performance on, these matters. IESE ranked in the top 10 in eight of the ranking criteria evaluated by the FT.
The next edition of IESE’s Global Executive MBA starts in March 2024.
More information on IESE’s performance in rankings.