This is reported in the sixth edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global Executive MBA (EMBA) Ranking 2022, which is administered by the QS World University Ranking Team.QS Ranking being the only international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval, it is viewed as one of the three most widely read university rankings in the world. The other 2 include the Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the sixth consecutive year, while mainland China has two institutions in the top 20 for the first time: Peking University and Tsinghua University share 16th place.
As far as the Executive MBA programme is concerned, a lot of institutions have participated to get a ranking based on their accomplishments. Globally, IIM-K now stands with the University of Oklahoma (Price), USA; University of South Florida (Muma), USA; Shanghai University, China; MIB Trieste School of Management, Italy; and Deusto Business School, Spain, said a press. The stringent QS evaluation witnessed only 194 global Executive MBA programmes from 48 countries eventually qualifying to participate, and the rankings consisted of nine indicators grouped under five headings namely career outcomes, diversity, employer reputation, executive profile, and thought leadership. Employer reputation (30%) emerged as the strongest category for IIM-K followed by thought leadership (25%) and career outcomes (20%) indicators that emerged as major contributors to the institution’s global ranking.
Executive MBA from IIMs - EPGP or Executive Post Graduate Programmes or simple EMBA (is a perfect option for those working professionals and executives who wish to enrich their skills and take their organizations to the next level around work. EPGP is a postgraduate degree which aims to render competent managerial education to professionals who are working and wish to enhance their corporate knowledge. Executive Post Graduate Programmes/ Executive MBA is catching up fast these days and most of the institutes in India have launched Executive MBA Programs/ Executive Post Graduate Programmes either on a full-time or part-time basis. There are 20 IIMs in India and all of them are delivering the program for the duration of 2 years.
IIM-K has also improved its overall score from 26.7 (2021) and 25.6 (2020) to 28.0 in 2022and has consistently featured in the rankings list since its global debut in 2020. Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIMK has told me the ranking declared for this year denotes the hat-trick performance. Ranking appearances in one of the most prestigious global rankings is testimony to the institute’s consistent and resolute pursuit of a holistic and intense approach to learning. He added that the Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP), is as old as the 15th year, which not only endeavours to create business opportunities but also to develop strategic thinking and leadership competencies. The rankings are also a reflection of IIM-K’s commitment to inculcate diversity, enhance employer reputation, evoke thought leadership, and offer distinct career outcomes to students.