Best Executive MBA programs

An Executive MBA would provide you with an opportunity to hone your management skills, polish your business acumen, leadership abilities and take that leap in your career. If you are looking for an Executive MBA, you should have more than 6 years of work experience. Listed below are top Executive MBA programs.

Best Executive MBA Rankings

Most of the high ranked executive MBA programs are in the USA, spread across various locations in the country. Wharton Business School tops the chart for its esteemed executive MBA program. With the strong alumni as its strength, it is followed by  Chicago Booth and Kellogg Business School Executive MBA programs.

Some of these programs encourage in state applicants to apply for the program, as it helps them manage work with studies. They provide lesser fee options to residents of the same state as the program.

Average GMAT scores for these top programs range from 725 to 680. Yes! it is quite a feat to crack admissions into these MBA programs, as most professionals find it difficult to cope up with GMAT preparation with work commitments. Nevertheless, it is worth it!


#1University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)$59,736725
#2University of Chicago (Booth)$58,760723
#3Northwestern University (Kellogg)$59,085713
#4Duke University (Fuqua)$55,300694
#5Columbia University$60,720716
#6New York University (Stern)$57,468721
#7University of Michigan—​ (Ross)$52,200 (in-state, full-time); $57,200 (out-of-state, full-time)704
#8University of California,(Anderson)$48,722 (in-state, full-time); $55,009 (out-of-state, full-time)706
#9University of California—​Berkeley (Haas)$51,412 (in-state, full-time); $53,959 (out-of-state, full-time)714
#9University of North Carolina—​(Kenan-​Flagler)$31,510 (in-state, full-time); $50,942 (out-of-state, full-time)683
#11University of Southern California (Marshall)$50,495686
#12Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)$49,700696
#13Cornell University (Johnson)$55,948691
#13University of Texas—​Austin (McCombs)$33,298 (in-state, full-time); $48,832 (out-of-state, full-time)690
#15St. Joseph’s University (Haub)$918 per creditN/A
#16Southern Methodist University (Cox)$43,636 per year650
#17Emory University (Goizueta)$46,000 per year681
#18Santa Clara University (Leavey)N/AN/A

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*Based on US News MBA rankings

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