Top 10 Executive MBA Programs in Europe 2020

By H. Young

Updated March 3, 2021 Updated March 03

IESE Business School has taken the top spot from London Business School as the best European business school for an executive MBA in the QS EMBA Rankings by Region 2020. 

Released today, the QS Global EMBA Rankings 2020 reveal the top executive MBA programs around the world and in specific regions, helping you find the perfect program near you. 

Take a look at this year’s top 10 executive MBA programs in Europe.

 

 

EMBA Rankings by Region 2020: Europe

QS全球EMBA排名:欧洲 2020

 

Rank

排名

 

Business School

学院

 

Program

课程

 

 

Location

地点

 

1

 

IESE Business School – University of Navarra

IESE商学院 – 纳瓦拉大学

 

 

Global Executive MBA

 

Barcelona, New York (NY), Silicon Valley

巴塞罗那,纽约,硅谷

 

2

 

HEC Paris

巴黎HEC商学院

 

Executive MBA

 

Paris

巴黎

 

3

 

London Business School

伦敦商学院

 

Executive MBA

 

London

伦敦

 

4

 

INSEAD

欧洲工商管理学院

 

Global Executive MBA

 

Fontainebleau, Abu Dhabi, Singapore

枫丹白露,阿布扎比,新加坡

 

 

5

 

Saïd Business School

赛义德商学院

 

 

Executive MBA

 

Oxford

牛津

 

6

 

IE Business School

IE商学院

 

Global Executive MBA

 

Madrid

马德里

 

7

 

ESADE Ramon Llull University

ESADE工商管理学院

 

 

Executive MBA

 

Barcelona, Madrid

巴塞罗那,马德里

 

8

 

Judge Business School

剑桥大学商学院法官

 

Executive MBA

 

Cambridge

剑桥

 

9

 

Warwick Business School

华威商学院

 

Executive MBA

 

London

伦敦

 

10

 

Mannheim Business School

曼海姆商学院

 

 

Executive MBA

 

Mannheim

曼海姆

10) Mannheim Business School

10

Kicking off the top 10 best European EMBA programs is the Executive MBA from Mannheim Business School in Germany, which received an overall score of 75.6. 

The school also scored highly in career outcomes and thought leadership. The EMBA program takes aon average of 18 months to complete and includes fundamental courses, elective classes, study trips to the US and Asia, leadership blocks and personal development projects. 

Mannheim Business School has been ranked 21st in the QS Global EMBA Rankings 2020. 

The program costs €49,500 (US$55,837.77).

9) Warwick Business School

9

In ninth place is the Executive MBA from Warwick Business School with an overall score of 77. 

The program received high scores for thought leadership and executive profile and a nearly-perfect one for career outcomes. 

Warwick’s EMBA students have the incredible opportunity to learn in London, the financial capital of the world. The program offers four optional specializations – Healthcare, Finance, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership – that help graduates advance in their preferred industry.

Full tuition fees amount to £47,045 (US$58,778.37).

8) Judge Business School

8

In eight placce is the executive MBA from Judge Business School, located in Cambridge. 

The Judge EMBA received an overall score of 79.7 and high scores for employer reputation, thought leadership and career outcomes.

The 20-month program is delivered over 16 weekends and four week-long sessions, making it an ideal choice for most busy executives who can’t afford to take too much time out of the office. 

The program costs £72,800 (US$90,954.09).

7) ESADE Ramon Llull University

7

Moving two places up With a two-rank improvement from last year’s rankings, ESADE’s EMBA came in seventh in the 2020 European top 10 with an overall score of 81.6.

The program also received high scores for diversity employer reputation and career outcomes. 

ESADE’s EMBA is know to have small and highly international cohorts. The program costs €65,300 (US$73,682.34).

6) IE Business School

6

IE Business School’s Global Executive MBA is next on our list, receiving In sixth place for top European EMBA program is the Global Executive MBA from IE Business School, which received an overall score 81.7. In fact, the program has soared up the global ranking too from 20th place in 2019, to 13th globally this year.

The 15-month program is divided into three phases and combines three mandatory residential weeks in Madrid with three distance learning modules. 

IE’s Global EMBA received very high scores for employer reputation and career outcomes, and it’s one of the most international on the list with a diversity rate of 89.9. 

The program costs €72,200 (US$81,468.07).

5) Saïd Business School 

 

5

Halfway through our list is the Oxford’s Executive MBA program at Saïd Business School, which received an overall score of 86.3.

The program scored well in all indicators, with especially high scores for thought leadership and career outcomes.

Saïd’s EMBA is set out across 16 week-long modules, most of which run from Monday to Friday and with two taking place internationally in destinations such as India, China and the United States. 

The cost of the program is £91,350 (US$114,135.74).

4) INSEAD

4

Moving up the ranking by one spot for the 2020 European top 10 this year is With a one-rank improvement from last year’s rankings, INSEAD’s Global Executive MBA program placed fourth in the 2020 European top 10, earning a very high with an overall score of 86.9.

The 15-month program is delivered across three campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), with highly international and multicultural classes.

INSEAD’s Global EMBA received a perfect score for employer reputation and high scores for thought leadership and career outcomes. 

Tuition fees amount to a total of SG$190,000 (US$141,139.50).

3) London Business School

3

London Business School’s Executive MBA program has dropped down from first place to third in this year’s Europe 2020 ranking – but that doesn’t mean the program isn’t still a formidable one, In third place and losing the top spot from last year is London Business School. LBS’ Executive MBA earninged an overall score of 87.5 and a near-ly perfect score for employer reputation. 

The 20-month program can be taken at their HQ in London or in Dubai, allowing executives to choose whatever suits their career plans. Fees are amongst the highest on the list, but upon graduation alumni can benefit from a 55 percent salary increase. 

Tuition fees amount to £98,500 (US$123,120.75) for the London program and US$128,600 for the Dubai program.

2) HEC Paris

2

Just missing out on the top spot is HEC Paris, whose Executive MBA program received an overall score of 91.9 and high scores for employer reputation, diversity and career outcomes indicators.

HEC’s EMBA is ideal for executives who want to start their own business: according to the school’s data, 55 percent of EMBA graduates become entrepreneurs after graduation.

The program is highly international. Full tuition costs amount to €82,950 (US$93,612.97).

1) IESE Business School

1

Landing the top spot for the best European executive MBA program in 2020 is Barcelona’s IESE Business School. The program received an overall score of 93, and high scores across all indicators, including employer reputation and diversity.

IESE’s EMBA is 19 -months long with 300 case studiess, three international weeks and 1,500 hours of individual study and teamwork. Graduates can benefit from an estimated 67 percent salary increase. 

The program costs €119,000 (US$134,317.69).

This article was originally published in November 2020 . It was last updated in March 2021

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