The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global Executive MBA Rankings 2021 released today places The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School’s Executive MBA (EMBA) programme at 20th (4th in Asia Pacific) among the world’s standalone EMBA programmes.
This year, a total of 202 EMBA programmes in the world were ranked, 26 of which are joint EMBA programmes, and they were surveyed between December 2020 and February 2021. CUHK EMBA got an overall score of 74.1, and in terms of Executive Profile and Diversity, the programme was ranked No. 10 (4th in Asia Pacific) and No. 4 (2nd in Asia Pacific) respectively.
The rankings combine input from thought leaders in business and management alongside the perceptions of global employers who recruit from the world’s best EMBA programmes, and are further enhanced by programme-specific indicators.
Data is collected from two long-standing QS surveys – the QS Global Employer Survey and the QS Academic Survey. The responses from these surveys span a total of five years, with responses from more recent years having greater weighting. In addition to these surveys, schools were asked to submit data pertaining to their EMBA programmes covering a variety of topics.
The QS Employer Survey and Academic Survey account for 30 percent and 25 percent of the ranking weight, respectively. Executive Profile, which includes average years’ work experience, managerial experience, and c-suite experience make up 15 percent of the ranking weight. Career Outcomes make up 20 percent of the ranking weight, which includes salary uplift within a year of graduation, as well as the percentage of students who were promoted within a year of graduation. The remaining 10 percent of the ranking weight is Diversity of class, which includes both the representation levels of women and number of nationalities among the programme’s students.
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