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Financial Times publishes 2023 EMBA ranking

Posted on October 16, 2023

Kingston, Ont. – Smith School of Business’ two EMBA programs are ranked top 100 in the world by the Financial Times (FT).

Smith’s Executive MBA – The National Program and Executive MBA Americas secured spots in the just-released FT 2023 ranking of global Executive MBA programs.

“We are honoured to receive this recognition from the FT, placing Smith School of Business at the forefront of executive business education,” said Professor Wei Wang, Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs. “Our EMBA programs are designed to empower professionals to reach new heights in their careers. The school’s strength in this area is evidenced in our rankings.”

The Smith Executive MBA – The National Program moved up 24 spots to No. 58 overall. Alumni salaries increased by an average of 75 per cent, the highest increase in Canada. This metric is based on the difference in alumni salaries from before the EMBA and now.

The Executive MBA Americas program, a partnership between Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, was ranked in the top 50 programs worldwide at No. 47, with overall satisfaction with the program rated 9.24 out of 10 by alumni.

“Our approach to leadership development goes beyond the classroom,” said Professor Wang. “Our students receive personalized executive coaching, empowering them to reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow.”

The Financial Times ranking is based, in part, on a survey of alumni three years after graduation to get a clear snapshot of salary increase and career progress post-EMBA. The FT also collects data from each school on the diversity of students, faculty and board members, as well as international experience, environmental, social and governance (ESG), and faculty research.

Five Canadian programs made the 2023 ranking. View the full FT 2023 Executive MBA ranking.