Executive MBA students make a weekend investment and gain lifelong returns.

Since 2017, the Broad College’s Executive MBA program has been ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public schools. In Financial Times’ 2019 Executive MBA rankings, released in November, the Broad EMBA program defended its top 10 rank, coming in at No. 8.

“It’s great to see our student successes and faculty/staff contributions recognized in this very visible way,” Cheri DeClercq, assistant dean for MBA programs, said. “We’re honored to be recognized alongside top business schools.”

In addition, Broad’s EMBA program was ranked No. 18 among U.S. schools, a significant improvement in standing over time, rising from No. 32 in 2016. The program also earned a global ranking at No. 79, the best position it has held since 2016.

“The Broad College has an ongoing commitment to providing a top-tier program that helps professionals in our region to enhance their leadership, their business acumen and their network,” DeClercq said. “We have a long legacy of developing leaders who make a positive impact, and it’s rewarding to see the value they add is recognized.”

Cheri DeClercq, assistant dean for MBA programs, spoke at the EMBA Class of 2021 Orientation.

This year’s ranking also revealed a significant jump in career progress for Broad EMBA alumni. Financial Times measures career progress by determining if program graduates are working at larger companies and in more senior roles than they were before their degree. This year, the Broad EMBA program reached No. 46 for career progress — jumping 51 spots since 2017.

Finally, the 2019 ranking revealed Broad EMBA alumni salary levels at the highest they have been in the past five years, surpassing $150,000.

“In addition to significant salary increases, our graduates achieve personal and professional growth and advancement — it’s truly a weekend investment with lifelong returns,” DeClercq said.

Financial Times’ Executive MBA rankings report the top 100 EMBA programs each year, and the rankings are based on data provided by schools and alumni. The Broad College has participated in this ranking since 2002.

For more information about the 2019 Executive MBA ranking, visit ft.com.