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Out Now: QS Executive MBA Rankings 2020

By Craig O

Updated February 2, 2021 Updated February 2, 2021

The 2020 edition of the QS Executive MBA Rankings has now been published, revealing The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as the best EMBA provider.

As well as providing an overview of the best EMBA programs globally, separate tables are also available which breakdown the top executive MBA programs by region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America), while a separate table also exists for the top joint EMBA programs.

This year’s ranking is QS’s most extensive overview of executive MBA education to-date, with 161 programs ranked in total.

Executive MBA and COVID-19

Since the commencement of the COVID-19 outbreak, QS has surveyed 100 EMBA providers to identify ways in which they intend to respond to the pandemic. The results are below, indicating the extent to which various interventions are being adopted by EMBA program providers.

The most common planned intervention is the implementation of a hybrid learning format for new enrolments, though one-third of institutions do not plan to conduct any major overhaul of their systems or pedagogies as a result of the pandemic.


Number of respondents

Percentage of respondents

Additional degree (for no extra cost)



Hybrid Format for new starters



No major changes



Partial scholarships (fee reduction)



Virtual apprenticeships



Waive admission tests



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To learn more about the top-ranked executive MBA programs, click to read any of the following articles.

Top 10 Executive MBA Programs in Europe 2020
Top 10 Executive MBA Programs in Asia-Pacific 2020
Top 10 Joint Executive MBA Programs 2020
Top 10 EMBA Programs in the US 2020
Top 10 Executive MBA Programs in the World 2020
Why the World’s Number One Business School Thinks an EMBA is Worthwhile

This article was originally published in June 2020 . It was last updated in February 2021

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