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The best executive MBA of 2017 according to Financial Times

The best executive MBA of 2017 according to Financial Times

These programs are mainly aimed at executives who want to expand their skills and knowledge. Five Spanish business schools are among the best in the world.

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The Spanish Business school Iese Business School repeats for the third consecutive year as the best in the world giving the title of MBA executive. This is confirmed by the Financial Times ranking, which places Iese's custom program as the best in the world.

The British publication annually publishes the ranking of the best executive MBA, divided into two categories: Open MBA Executive and MBA Executive custom. The first ones are aimed at executives from all over the world, while the latter are tailor-made for companies.

In the MBA executive custom ranking, Financial Times has valued aspects such as program design, teaching methods, and materials available or value for money. In total, the classification consists of 85 programs, among which Iese's title stands out for its academic rigor, international students and the diversity of its faculty.

The top ten of the best MBA executive custom is as follows:

1. Iese Business School (Spain)
2. IMD-International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland)
3. Duke Corporate Education (USA)
4. SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy)
5. Harvard Business School (USA)
6. London Business School (United Kingdom)
7. HEC Paris (France)
8. Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai (China)
9. Insead (France)
10. Center for Creative Leadership (USA)

Other business schools such as ESCP Europe, ESADE and Eada are also in the ranking, in posts 24, 29 and 58, respectively. You can consult the MBA executive of the latter in the link.

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With regard to the ranking of MBA executive Open, the first 10 positions are occupied by:

1. IMD-International Institute for Management Development (Switzerland)
2. Iese Business School (Spain)
3. Harvard Business School (USA)
4. Saïd Business School (United Kingdom)
5. University of Virginia: Darden (USA)
6. Center for Creative Leadership (USA)
7. Insead (France)
8. European School of Management and Technology (Germany)
9. Ross Business School (USA)
10. London Business School (United Kingdom)

The Spanish Esade Business School is located at number 11, while IE Business School is ranked 22, ESCP Europe at 27 and Eada Business School in 47. In total, the ranking classifies 75 open executive programs, among which it evaluates aspects such as the satisfaction of the students, the international reach or the learning.

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