Since 2014, Financial Times has ranked the Broad College’s Executive MBA program in the top 15 among U.S. public schools — and the latest ranking upholds this status. In the 2021 Executive MBA rankings, released today, Michigan State University came in at No. 13.

“At the Broad College, 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, said.

Spartan EMBA graduates are consistently turning their weekend investment into lifelong returns, and this year’s ranking confirmed that our alumni are achieving great things upon graduation. The Broad College ranks 11th among U.S. public programs for career progress, or alumni rising in seniority or working at larger companies than they did before beginning the program.

In addition, reported salary levels reached a new high, jumping from $150,000 in 2020 to more than $162,000 in 2021. For these alumni, this is an increase of 52% over their pre-EMBA salary.

Financial Times’ ranking also includes an “aims achieved” percentage, which captures how well alumni fulfilled their goals or achieved the personal and professional growth they set out to. For the past six years, roughly 75% of Broad’s graduating classes have reported that they accomplished their goals through earning their degree.

“We have an ongoing commitment to providing a top-tier program that helps professionals enhance their leadership and achieve personal and professional growth and advancement,” DeClercq said.

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

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