Rising through the Ranks: ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA Reaches New Heights on Financial Times List

24-10-2022 / ESSEC Executive MBA / Source: ESSEC Executive MBA
Rising through the Ranks: ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA Reaches New Heights on Financial Times List

Eagerly awaited each year within the sector of business education, the Financial Times Executive MBA ranking was published on October 16th. The ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA program climbed an impressive 18 spots from the 2021 report, now ranking 27th worldwide. The progress marks deserved recognition of the program’s improvement on several fronts.

These tracked improvements are based on, among others, the metrics of salary, career progress and research. When it comes to salary, for example, the weighted salary of an ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA participant three years after graduation has reached $210,130, an increase of $17,276 compared to the previous class. In terms of career progress, within three years, ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA alumni see their careers evolve to greater responsibilities within their company and/or move on to larger organizations. On this count, the program now ranks 13th worldwide. And when it comes to research, the program has climbed 10 places in the global category. The program has also been recognized for the deliberate steps it’s taking towards environmental and social responsibility, climbing 18 places in the Financial Times ranking for Environmental, social and governance.

From its inception in 2004, the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA has established itself as a program that is European in tradition but international in outlook. This reputation grew with the broadening of the program’s international scope through the addition of an Asia-Pacific track in 2014. This modular executive program allows participants to develop a 360-degree view of business expertise across corporate functions, bolstering international exposure and leadership skills.

Program participants turn to the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA for a range of reasons: to gain leadership skills, to develop business acumen, and overall, to be able to make big career changes. Take Indra Rudava, for example, an ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA class of 2020 alumna, who was promoted to Group Marketing Director at her company upon graduation. Indra, in large part, credits the promotion to her participation in the program, which she considers a “tremendous learning experience.” Or, consider David Rhodes, ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA class of 2019, who was able to become an independent CTO thanks to the insights and skills acquired through the program. One of the most valuable aspects of the program for David? Getting a holistic view of what it means to run a business.

In the words of Jérôme Barthélemy, Dean for Post-Experience Programs at ESSEC, the program’s progression in the Financial Times global rankings is “thanks to the teams that contribute to the success of the EMBA program on a daily basis.” This includes the program, recruitment and marketing teams, the professors, ESSEC Alumni and of course all the graduates who take time to answer the Financial Times questionnaire. “We’re very proud,” Barthélemy concludes, “and we look forward to continued progress.”

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