In the Financial Times' annual global ranking of Executive MBA programs – the most prestigious of its kind in the world – the Aalto Executive MBA program climbed seven places to number 76. Designed for experienced executives, the program improved its ranking in the key areas of personal aims achieved, salary increases and career progress. There are some 3 000 EMBA programs in the world, only the top 100 of which make it into the Financial Times' ranking.
In terms of personal aims achieved the Aalto EMBA climbed ten places. In salary increases it rose eight places and seven in career progress. This information was collected from alumni and accounts for 28 per cent of the overall ranking score.
– Support for long-term personal growth throughout the program is now bearing fruit. It is also gratifying to see that, from year to year, we are doing better and better at accelerating the career and salary progression of our participants, says Professor Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director of Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE).
The Aalto EMBA is one of four Nordic programs featured in the Financial Times ranking. In this comparison group, Aalto EMBA alumni are clearly among the leaders in terms of salary increases and overall pay three years after graduation. Among the northern countries Aalto University is joined in the rankings by the Copenhagen Business School, Stockholm School of Economics and BI Norwegian Business School.
The Aalto EMBA program is already offered in seven countries and areas: Finland, Singapore, Poland, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia and Iran. Internationality and versatility are among the strengths that differentiate the program on a global basis. A set of new programs are currently being developed, some in partnership with leading international universities.
– This year's top spots were taken by intercontinental joint programs involving several universities. Aalto University's interdisciplinarity gives us a competitive edge, as does its higher than average ratio of female professors, says Hanna-Riikka Myllymäki, Business Area Director responsible for Aalto EE's degree programs.
This year's ranking is topped by the following joint programs: Tsinghua University and Insead, Kellogg and Hong Kong UST Business School and Trium: HEC Paris, LSE and New York University: Stern. Copenhagen Business School was ranked best among the Nordic institutions. Aalto EE came second, followed by the Stockholm School of Economics.
The Financial Times' ranking assesses 15 categories such as the versatility of the program, teacher qualifications, and students' career progress, salaries and the achievement of personal goals. The ranking is based on assessments and information collected from students, and on statistical data produced by the schools. The ranking survey is sent to EMBA alumni three years after their graduation.
More information, please contact:
Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice,
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
tel. +358 40 738 7221
Business Area Director, Degree Programs
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
tel. +358 50 463 3364
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Aalto University Executive Education Ltd offers high-quality 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 and Taiwan. As a part of Aalto University, it holds three respected business university accreditations – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS – which places it among the top 0.4% of institutions in the world.