Nottingham University Executive MBA graduates achieve highest global salary increases

15 May 2015 17:08:17.413

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.

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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

·         Personal development

·         Student and faculty quality

·         Salary increase

·         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 Director, said:

“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 programme.

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.

The University of Nottingham in Malaysia (UNMC) is holding events throughout 2015 to celebrate 15 years as a pioneer of transnational education. Based in Semenyih, UNMC was established as the UK's first overseas campus in Malaysia and one of the first world-wide.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. More news…

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More information is available from Dr Sophia Taylor, External Relations Manager, Nottingham University Business School, on +44 (0)115 846 6974

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