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Broad Executive MBA ranked in top 15 for 10 years

By Chelsea Stein
Monday, October 16, 2023

Financial TimesExecutive MBA rankings, released today, once again highlight the Broad College’s Executive MBA program as among the best in the nation. In the 2023 rankings, Broad came in at No. 13 among public universities in the United States, which marks a 10-year consecutive streak for Michigan State University landing in the top 15.

“It’s great to see our program once again recognized in this meaningful way. We’re proud of the legacy of excellence in the Executive MBA that our long-standing place in the top 15 represents,” Cheri DeClercq, assistant dean for MBA programs, said.

Since the program’s inception in 1964, Spartan EMBA graduates have consistently turned their weekend investments into lifelong returns. This year’s Financial Times ranking reaffirmed that our alumni are achieving great things upon graduation. Reported salary levels have continued to trend upward over the past five years, with alumni citing an average increase of 47% over their pre-EMBA salary.

The ranking included a career progress metric, which placed Broad at No. 69 — up 23 spots from last year. This metric shows how EMBA graduates advance in their careers by working in more senior positions and at larger companies. In addition, EMBA graduates surveyed by Financial Times reported that in the three years since their graduation, on average, their salary has risen nearly $10,000 to reach more than $167,000.

“It’s particularly rewarding to see that so many of our alumni are making huge strides in their career progress, and that this is being recognized also by strong salary increases,” DeClercq noted. “The positive career growth is truly a testament to the quality of our students and to the impact of our continuous efforts to add value and enhance the student’s ROI.”

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.

For more information about the 2023 Executive MBA rankings, visit

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