CBS E-MBA named a top 30 Global Programme by QS Top MBA

The CBS E-MBA team are thrilled to share that the program has once again been placed among the world’s top 30 and Europe’s top 15 in the 2018 QS Top MBA global ranking of Executive MBA programmes. The rankings were made public on 26 April 2018 and evaluate programmes based on – listed here in order of importance – employer reputation, academic reputation, career outcomes, executive profiles and diversity. The CBS E-MBA fares particularly well in the category ‘executive profiles’ with the average executive sporting 16-17 years of work experience, which comes in a full three years above the global average.

“Our focus has always been on attracting the type of executive profile that enters the classroom with extensive work experience and are able to draw from that to contribute to classroom discussions,” says admissions manager Thuli Skosana. “We do admit a handful of ‘rising stars’ since we are always interested in adding different perspectives to broaden participants’ views, but our average profile has accumulated around a decade of managerial experience. Embarking on your E-MBA with peers on a similar level means that participants are able to make use of and share their real leadership experiences in a safe environment, which greatly enhances learning.”

The CBS E-MBA also enjoys a great reputation amongst employers and academics around the world, scoring well above the global average (86 and 84, respectively) in both these categories.

“It is vital for us that we meet employers’ needs when they put a valued employee through the CBS E-MBA,” says Claire Hewitson, MBA careers manager. “It is a significant investment both in terms of money and time and we want to make sure the organisation reaps the benefits, not just in terms of organisational ROI, but by helping their personnel reach their very highest capabilities.”

On a final note, we are pleased to report that despite keeping our classes small on an international scale, our cohort compares reasonably well when it comes to diversity. The surveyed class had participants of 15 different nationalities, which is higher than the global average.

If you would like to delve further into the rankings, you can visit QS Top MBA’s website.