BusinessWeek has published its biannual rankings of EMBA programs. The top five EMBA programs are:
BusinessWeek also published its part-time MBA program rankings and its rankings of executive education programs. Its methodology in all three cases focuses on “end-user satisfaction.”
The articles and videos accompanying the rankings are recommended if you are considering an EMBA or part-time MBA program. Like everything and everyone else, these programs were hit hard by the Great Recession.
A few highlights from the lead article:
- EMBA student satisfaction has plummeted as students increasingly foot the bill and expect career placement services commensurate with those offered their full-time MBA colleagues.
- Of the 83 EMBA programs surveyed, only the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business boosted student satisfaction since the last survey.
- “Nearly half of all EMBA programs and part-time programs” reported a decline in application volume in 2009.
- 80% of participating part-time programs experienced a decline in student satisfaction.