This is The Economist's third ranking of executive MBA (EMBA) programmes. Programmes are ranked on two broad measures: personal development or educational experience and career development. Both categories are equally weighted. Within each category are several subcategories. Yale School of Management tops the ranking in 2018, up from tenth in 2015.

Rankings are calculated using z-scores, a statistical technique that measures the number of standard deviations from the mean. This method gives each school an individual rank (it does not allow for equally placed schools).

Ranking of executive MBA programmes, 2018

Rank Business school Programme Country
1 Yale School of Management Yale MBA for Executives United States
2 UCLA/NUS Business School UCLA-NUS Executive MBA United States/Singapore
3 Northwestern (Kellogg)/WHU (Beisheim) Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program United States/Germany
4 University of California at Berkeley – Haas School of Business Berkeley MBA for Executives United States
5 IMD - International Institute for Management Development IMD EMBA Switzerland
6 University of Chicago – Booth School of Business University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive MBA Program United States
7 University of Oxford – Saïd Business School University of Oxford Executive MBA Britain
8 Northwestern (Kellogg)/York (Schulich) Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA United States/Canada
9 Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management Kellogg Executive MBA Program United States
10 University of Warwick – Warwick Business School Executive MBA Britain
11 ESADE/Georgetown University Georgetown/ESADE/INCAE Global Executive MBA Spain/United States
12 Arizona State University – W. P. Carey School of Business W. P. Carey Executive MBA United States
13 University of Navarra – IESE Business School Global EMBA Spain
14 European School of Management and Technology – ESMT Berlin Executive MBA Germany
15 University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business Executive MBA United States
16 University of Maryland – Robert H Smith School of Business Robert H Smith School of Business Executive MBA United States
17 ESSEC/Mannheim ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA France/Germany
18 Texas Christian University – Neeley School of Business TCU Neeley Executive MBA United States
19 IE University – IE Business School Global Executive MBA Spain
20 EDHEC Business School EDHEC Executive MBA France
21 UCLA – Anderson School of Management UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Program United States
22 Imperial College Business School Executive MBA Britain
23 University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Haslam College of Business Executive MBA United States
24 Cornell University – Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY United States
25 Brigham Young University – Marriott School of Business Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business Executive MBA United States
26 Pennsylvania State University – Smeal College of Business Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program United States
27 Henley Business School Executive MBA Britain
28 University of Georgia – Terry College of Business Terry Executive MBA Program United States
29 Columbia Business School Columbia EMBA-New York United States
30 University of California at Irvine – Paul Merage School of Business Executive MBA United States
31 Case Western Reserve University – Weatherhead School of Management Weatherhead Executive MBA United States
32 Georgetown University – Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business Executive MBA United States
33 New York University – Leonard N Stern School of Business NYU Stern Executive MBA Program United States
34 Thunderbird School of Global Management Executive Master in Global Management United States
35 University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business Notre Dame Executive MBA Program United States
36 University of California, San Diego – Rady School of Management FlexWeekend MBA United States
37 Rice University – Jesse H Jones Graduate School of Business Executive MBA United States
38 University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School of Business Texas Executive MBA Program United States
39 EADA/HHL Leibzig Global Executive MBA EADA-HHL Spain/Germany
40 Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business SMU Cox Executive MBA United States
41 National University of Singapore – The NUS Business School The NUS Executive MBA Singapore
42 IMM Global Executive MBA IMM Global Executive MBA Program United States / Netherlands / China / Brazil / Italy / Lithuania
43 Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management Executive MBA Program United States
44 Trinity College Dublin – School of Business Trinity Executive MBA (part-time) Ireland
45 Rutgers Business School Rutgers Executive MBA United States
46 Boston University – Questrom School of Business Executive MBA United States
47 Purdue University – Krannert Graduate School of Management Purdue University Executive MBA Program United States
48 Lagos Business School – Pan-Atlantic University Modular Executive MBA (MEMBA) Programme Nigeria
49 University of Pittsburgh – Katz Graduate School of Business Katz EMBA Worldwide at the University of Pittsburgh United States
50 EMLYON – EMLYON Business School Executive MBA France
51 University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin School of Business Wisconsin Executive MBA Program United States
52 University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management Carlson Executive MBA Program United States
53 Hult International Business School Executive EMBA United States
54 University of Melbourne – Melbourne Business School Executive MBA (EMBA) Australia
55 Temple University – Fox School of Business Fox Executive MBA United States
56 University of Mannheim – Mannheim Business School Mannheim Executive MBA Germany
57 Michigan State University – Eli Broad College of Business Executive MBA United States
58 Mannheim/Shanghai (Tongji) Mannheim & Tongji Executive MBA Germany/China
59 University College Dublin – Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business UCD Smurfit Executive MBA Ireland
60 University of Florida – Warrington College of Business Executive MBA United States
61 Fordham University – Gabelli School of Business Fordham University Gabelli School of Business Executive MBA Program United States
62 University of Strathclyde – Strathclyde Business School Strathclyde Executive MBA Britain
63 Copenhagen Business School The CBS Executive MBA Denmark
64 Concordia University – John Molson School of Business John Molson Executive MBA Canada
65 Tilburg University – TIAS School for Business and Society Executive MBA Netherlands