Aalto Executive MBA ranked 35th in Europe in the Financial Times (FT) global ranking

This is the world’s most respected annual ranking.

As the ‘silver medalist’ of the Nordic countries, Aalto EE’s Executive MBA programme is strongly defending its position among the world's top 100, ranking 35th in Europe and 78th overall. Only the best 100 of the world's 3,000 or so EMBA programmes are included in the ranking. Aalto EE's programme was again the only Finnish programme to hold onto its place among the top 100.

A total of 360 students participated in Aalto EMBA programmes in Europe and Asia last year. The varied organisational backgrounds and experience of the executives and top experts selected for the programme provide the basis for a strong and valuable network which continues afterwards. In terms of its international character, the programme, which is offered in seven countries, is one of the world's brightest stars among EMBAs.

'The new statistics say much about the rapid changes in the market: many renowned, leading schools in the west dropped out of the rankings, while Asian schools gained ground. For Aalto EE, it is important to maintain its position among the ever more select top 100', says Dr Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director of Aalto EE.

'For us, the impact of our programs is reflected not only by our satisfied and successful alumni, but also in increased interest in the program. For example, this spring 60 participants started in Helsinki alone', says Hanna-Riikka Myllymäki, the Business Area Director responsible for Aalto EE's MBA programs.

The Financial Times evaluation is based on sixteen categories, such as the diversity of the participants, instructor qualifications, participants’ career and salary progress, and the achievement of personal goals.

The joint programs of ‘Ivy league’ Anglo-American universities continue to dominate the top places: the Kellogg (USA) - Hong Kong UST Business School pairing held onto the number one spot. A joint programme by the University of Columbia (USA), the University of Hong Kong and London Business School rose to second place. The relatively new programme offered by Tsinghua University and the French Insead was ranked third.

The FT Ranking is based on ratings and information provided directly to the FT by programme participants, and statistical data provided by universities. The ranking survey is sent to Executive MBA alumni three years after their graduation.

Aalto University and its School of Business are also ranked in numerous other comparisons. For example, Aalto was the best European university in one of the key university rankings, the QS Top 50 under 50 listing. This listing compared the world’s 50 leading universities founded less than 50 years ago.

For further information, please contact
Aalto Executive MBA program
Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Tel.: +358 40 738 7221
[email protected]

Hanna-Riikka Myllymäki
Business Area Director, Degree Programs
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Tel.: +358 50 463 3364
[email protected]

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers thought-provoking leadership development services (Aalto EE), professional development services for specialists and managers (Aalto PRO) and creative solutions covering the whole life cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT). Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with the latest research.

Aalto University Executive Education’s strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, Aalto University Executive Education offers education programs in China, Indonesia, Iran, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Vietnam and the Baltic countries. As a part of Aalto University, it holds three respected business university accreditations – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS – which places it among the top 0.5% of institutions in the world.

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