Top 10 Executive MBA Programs in the US

The USA has always been the world’s most popular study abroad destination. American MBA programs are world-famous for extending students their diverse specialised programs, and unlimited networking opportunities and resources. This degree opens many doors regarding one’s employment, or any business endeavors one wishes to pursue.

Executive MBA (EMBA) is specifically suited for corporate executives and managers, wishing to earn a business degree while continuing to hold on to their existing full-time jobs.

What makes rankings of Executive MBA programs very different from lists that rate full-time MBA offerings are that, metrics as GMAT scores, undergraduate grade point averages and acceptance rates are less important in the EMBA market. Many programs do not even require a standardised test and put more weight on work and leadership experience than an undergraduate GPA.

The top 10 Executive MBA programs in the US are:

University of Chicago (Booth School of Business)

The school invented the Executive MBA format in 1943. Today, the Executive MBA Council, a trade group of schools with EMBA programs, boasts more than 200 member schools with well over 300 different Executive MBA programs. Nonetheless, Chicago holds its place. It is a part of M7, an elite group of MBA programs across the USA, and has additional campuses in London and Hong Kong.

The following departments and concentrations are offered by The Booth School of Business: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, International Business, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Production/Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Public Policy, and Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $131,893

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 87.6%

Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management)

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Kellogg) is ranked No.2 by US News Rankings. This institution has spent the last 100 years training some of the world’s top business people and was among the first to promote a teaching style which focuses on teamwork.Students can get involved in more than a dozen research centers, such as the General Motors Research Center for Strategy in Management and the Center for Executive Women.

The Kellogg School of Management offers these departments and concentrations: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Marketing, Not-For-Profit Management, Production/Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Public Policy, and Real Estate.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $128,415

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 80.4%

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)

In No.3 place (US News Rankings) is the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton). One of the most exclusive institutions in the world, Wharton’s alumni include CEOs of Google, Apple, LinkedIn, Pepsi, Time Inc., and many more.

The following departments and concentrations are offered by The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton): Accounting, Actuarial Science, E-Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resources Management, Insurance, International Business, Marketing, Production/Operations Management, Public Policy, Real Estate, and Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $139,670

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 83.6%

Columbia University (Columbia Business School)

Ranked 4th by the US News Rankings, Columbia is the only Ivy League business school in New York, the world’s financial heart.

The following concentrations are offered by Columbia Business School at Columbia University: Accounting, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Not-For-Profit Management, Production/Operations Management, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research, and Technology.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $130,924

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 75%

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Stephen M. Ross School of Business)

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business is ranked No.5 by US News Rankings. The school’s mission is that lasting change starts with powerful ideas that challenge one’s understanding of the world; ideas that open eyes to new possibilities; ideas that compel to act. They are committed to building a better world through a business which is the most powerful force for positive change.

The following concentrations are offered by The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross): Accounting, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resources Management, International Business, Leadership, Manufacturing And Technology Management, Marketing, Production/Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research, and Technology.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $126,500

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 89.3%

Duke University (Fuqua School of Business)

In No. 6 place is Fuqua School of Business of Duke University. The school offers Weekend Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA.

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (Fuqua) offers these departments and concentrations: Accounting, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Leadership, Marketing, Not-For-Profit Management, Production/Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research, and Technology.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $127,874

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 85.4%

University of California–Berkeley (Haas School of Business)

The Haas School of Business at University of California–Berkeley (Haas) offers these departments and concentrations: Accounting, Consulting, E-Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resources Management, International Business, Leadership, Manufacturing And Technology Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Not-For-Profit Management, Production/Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research, and Technology.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $127,571

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 75.5%

University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson School of Management)

The Anderson School of Management is ranked 8th by US News Rankings.The following concentrations are offered at The Anderson School of Management at University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson): Accounting, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resources Management, International Business, Leadership, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Production/Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, and Technology.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $121,843

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 69.7%

New York University (Leonard N. Stern School of Business)

The following departments and concentrations are offered at The Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University (Stern): Accounting, Arts Administration, Consulting, E-Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, International Business, Leadership, Manufacturing And Technology Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Quantitative Analysis/Statistics And Operations Research, and Technology.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $129,059

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 83.7%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan School of Management)

MIT Sloan’s mission is to create leaders who come together to solve the most complex problems and bring solutions out into the world to improve today and advance tomorrow.

The following departments and concentrations are offered at The Sloan School of Management: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resources Management, Industrial Management, International Business, Leadership, Manufacturing And Technology Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Production/Operations Management, Organizational Behavior and Technology.

According to US News Rankings:

Average base salary upon graduation – $135,105

Full-time graduates employed at graduation – 86%

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