Nottingham University Business School’s pioneering
MBA for working people has come top in a global survey of percentage salary
increases achieved after they graduate with the career-advancing qualification.
The Executive MBA (Masters of Business
Administration) is a popular advanced management course for ambitious executives and managers who want
to study while continuing their career.
According to the Economist’s 2015 Executive MBA
ranking, the Nottingham course has risen
overall by 19 places to 21st globally and second in the UK – against
tough competition from North America, Europe and Asia.
In the measure of alumni
salary increase over three years, the EMBA placed second globally. The School
also rated very well for the high number of women on the programme.
The Economist 2015 EMBA
ranking rates business schools against each other in terms of:
Opening new career opportunities and career progression of graduates
Student and faculty quality
Offering the potential to network
Professor Martin Binks, Dean of Nottingham
University Business School, said:
“Given the increasing level of global competition
in The Economist’s ranking, the result is impressive and reflects the
exceptional quality of our Executive MBA students, alumni, and the course, as
well as the specialist EMBAs we offer in Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, and
Corporate Social Responsibility.”
“This ranking surveys our part-time Executive MBAs
while they are at the Business School, so it is gratifying to see the benefits
of our ongoing focus on the quality of our EMBA programme, which is already
endorsed by our AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.”
Dr John Colley, the School’s MBA Programmes
“This excellent result affirms that our Executive
MBA students are among the School’s highest performing students, both on the
course and in their careers. Clearly students are finding our course a real
springboard to a successful career.”
The Economist ranking is distinctive for being the
most "student-centric" of all the MBA rankings because it claims to
measure the way business schools meet the demands that students have of an EMBA
To qualify for inclusion in
The Economist ranking, the schools with part-time EMBA programmes that
responded to the survey had to meet various thresholds of data provision, as
well as attaining a minimum number of responses to a survey gauging the opinion
and career progression of current EMBA students and alumni who graduated within
the last three years. These were set as a proportion of the annual intake of
students to the programme.
The findings are based on
detailed questionnaires completed by business schools and around 10,000 current
EMBA students and graduates around the world.
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the THE Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top one per cent of universities by the QS World University Rankings, and 8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014.
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