For mid-career executives, BusinessWeek's ranking of best Executive MBA programs is the counterpart to our hugely popular biennial ranking of the Best B-Schools (BW--Oct. 2, 2000). Every two years since 1991, we have published the results of our survey of EMBA program directors as a benchmark of the top programs. This year, with the addition of a customer-satisfaction survey of more than 5,000 recent graduates of EMBA programs, we rank the 25 best programs around the world.
With the growing importance of global business, more U.S. schools are hosting programs abroad. Others have formed joint programs with international counterparts. While our B-school rankings focus on full-time programs, our EMBA rankings are geared toward part-time degree programs for senior executives, many of whom are sponsored by their corporations.
Our report also ranks the Top 20 non-degree executive education programs among 121 schools. For this, we surveyed corporate management and development directors, who send executives to customized and open-enrollment programs.
You will find a wealth of information in our survey. More data can be found at (www.businessweek.com/bschools/). Stephen B. Shepard, Editor-in-Chief