#13 int the QS Global EMBA ranking 2018

May 01, 2018

Global Executive MBA moves up to #13

In the most recent of the reputable QS Global EMBA rankings, the WU Executive Academy's Global Executive MBA has moved up two places: The program, which is offered in collaboration with the Carlson School of Management (USA), has scored 74.1 (out of 100 possible) points in the category “joint EMBA programs” (EMBA programs delivered jointly by two or more providers). A remarkable achievement that makes the Global Executive MBA the world's number 13. In six of the nine individual categories (e.g. seniority of students, career advancement, and experience in management or C-level positions), it even obtained the maximum score possible. According to the ranking, the Global Executive MBA is the eighth-best program in the EU and the third-best program in the German-speaking world (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

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The Global Executive MBA ranks 2 positions better than last year and is now the world's number 13.

In the course of the past 25 years, QS has become the leading global career and education network. It not only organizes the world's biggest business-education events, such as the QS World MBA Tour or the QS World Executive MBA Tour, but also publishes a number of MBA rankings that prospective students all around the globe turn to in making their program choices.

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Prof. Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger

  • Rector of WU Vienna

We are absolutely delighted with this excellent performance. The top results clearly show that WU Vienna offers internationally respected study and training programs and in doing so once again demonstrates it is one of the world's leading business universities. Generally speaking, the ranking successes achieved by our programs make it easier for prospective students to stay on top of the plethora of education providers and separate the wheat from the chaff.

The world's best EMBA programs

This year, QS has for the second time published its ranking of the best Executive MBA programs around the globe. In addition to the global ranking, there are regional rankings for the following parts of the world: North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Moreover, QS compiles a dedicated “joint EMBA ranking”, as Prof. Barbara Stöttinger, Dean of the WU Executive Academy, stresses: “The reason we are particularly pleased to be listed among the world’s leading Executive MBAs in this ranking is that you cannot compare joint EMBA programs to their ‘standalone’ counterparts. Hence, QS publishes a dedicated ranking. As a rule, joint programs are far more international in nature, and the experiences that students have while studying for their degrees reflect this very clearly.”

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The international nature of the program is reflected in the composition of the students.

The world's #1 in terms of diversity and executive profiles

The QS Global EMBA ranking is based on five main categories—“employer reputation”, “academic reputation”, “career outcomes”, “executive profiles” and “diversity”—, which in turn are made up of nine individual categories.

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Prof. Barbara Stöttinger

  • Dean of the WU Executive Academy

We are ahead of reputable business schools such as Mannheim/Tongji (D/CHN) or Washington/Fudan (USA/CHN). But that is not all: In six of the nine individual categories, our Global Executive MBA has achieved the maximum score possible, and in terms of “diversity” and “executive profiles” it is even the world's best EMBA program. This is indeed something we can be proud of.

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