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Texas Executive MBA No. 15 Among U.S. Programs

Text: New Ranking

The McCombs School of Business executive MBA program ranks 15th in the U.S. according to the 2017 Financial Times ranking of EMBAs worldwide.

The Texas Executive MBA rose five ranks to hit a four-year high among programs in the United States. The program was the highest ranked in Texas.

McCombs has landed among the top 20 U.S. programs in 16 out of the past 17 years. The Financial Times first published its annual list of programs for working senior executives in 2001.

The top three programs in the overall ranking were, respectively, Kellogg's EMBA with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (located in China), Columbia's EMBA-Global Asia Program (China, U.K., U.S.), and Tsinghua-INSEAD's Dual Degree EMBA (China, Singapore, France).

Factors in the survey typically favor non-U.S. schools, such as international diversity among students and faculty, global work experience, hours spent abroad, and foreign languages. Less than one quarter of the 100 ranked institutions were entirely offered on stateside campuses and only three of these ranked in the top 25 overall: MIT (11), Wharton (15), and Duke (21).

Slightly more than half of the data for the ranking is gathered from alumni three years after graduation. This year's survey queried EMBA classes of 2014 on such things as salary, career progress, and satisfaction with the degree.

For a summary of the methodology employed, as well as pros and cons, see our EMBA methodology page.

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