CEO Magazine has published their rankings of full-time, online and executive MBA programs.Cass Business School has been ranked as the best place to study an executive MBA in the world, while EU Business School tops their online MBA table.Full-time MBA programs aren’t ranked but are instead split into tiers, with both Cass and EU Business School featuring in their selection of ‘tier one’ institutions.MethodologiesCEO Magazine use the following data points to rank full-time MBA programs:Quality of faculty: 34.95 percentInternational diversity: 9.71 percentClass size: 9.71 percentAccreditation: 8.74 percentFaculty to student ratio: 7.76 percentPrice: 5.83 percentInternational exposure: 4.85 percentWork experience: 4.85 percentProfessional development: 4.85 percentGender parity: 4.85 percentDelivery methods: 3.8 percentThere are then slight changes to this methodology for the executive and online rankings. The executive MBA ranking adjusts the weighting for work experience and international diversity, while online MBA removes the indicators for delivery methods and class size.This methodology is notably different from those used in the QS Global MBA Rankings, QS Executive MBA Rankings and QS Online MBA Rankings. Unsurprisingly, this means there are several differences between the CEO Magazine and QS rankings when you look at the top-ranked schools.Executive MBA CEO Magazine’s Global Executive MBA Ranking 2020RankBusiness SchoolLocation1Cass Business SchoolUK2Maastricht School of ManagementThe Netherlands3Audencia Business SchoolFrance4Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)Mexico5Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia6IFM University SwitzerlandSwitzerland7University of Ottawa - Telfer School of ManagementCanada8University of Texas – San AntonioNorth America9Hult International Business SchoolNorth America10Grenoble Ecole de Management - Grenoble GSBFrance When comparing CEO Magazine’s Executive MBA ranking with its QS equivalent, you can see there are no identical institutions in the top 10. Wharton is the top-ranked executive MBA program according to QS, yet it’s nowhere to be seen in the CEO Magazine top 10.What does the QS ranking do differently? Well, the QS EMBA Rankings 2019 combines input from thought leaders in business \u0026 management alongside the perceptions of global employers who recruit from the world’s best EMBA programs, and is further enhanced by program-specific indicators.The QS EMBA Rankings methodology is split as follows: 30 percent for employer index; 25 percent for thought leadership; 20 percent career outcome; 15 percent for executive profile; and 10 percent for diversity.Online MBA CEO Magazine’s Global Online MBA Ranking 2020RankBusiness SchoolLocation1EU Business SchoolGermany, Spain and Switzerland2SBS Swiss Business SchoolSwitzerland3Universidad Antonio de NebrijaSpain4United International Business Schools (UIBS)Switzerland5University of Otago Business SchoolNew Zealand6Macquarie Business SchoolAustralia7University of Business and International Studies (UBIS)Switzerland8The University of South Australia (UniSA Business School)Australia9Massey UniversityNew Zealand10University of Denver - Daniels College of BusinessNorth America The top 10 of CEO Magazine’s Online MBA Rankings again has nothing in common with the QS Online MBA Rankings.The QS Online MBA Rankings 2019 focuses on 40 programs from across the world that were assessed through four indicators.Student Profile: 35 percentEmployability: 30 percentFaculty and Teaching: 30 percentClass Experience: 5 percentAlthough there aren’t identical matches in the two top 10s – both CEO Magazine and QS’s Online MBA rankings both featured an online program from an institution with roots in Spain (IE Business School in QS’s case).Interestingly, the majority of the top 10 in the QS online rankings are schools based in either the US (three) or the UK (four), while CEO Magazine has a greater geographical spread, featuring four institutions in Switzerland, two in New Zealand and two in Australia – shaking up the status quo.