The Auburn University Executive MBA ranked 23rd on Ivy Exec Inc.’s 2017 Best Executive MBA Programs – US Mid-Atlantic South ranking, based on quantitative survey of the professional network’s community of high-achieving executives.
Auburn also ranked No. 7 in the region for work-life balance, which is a top influencer among those considering an executive MBA (EMBA).
“Being ranked among the nation’s best executive MBA programs speaks to the quality of education provided and effectiveness of our blended delivery model,” said Kim Kuerten, Executive Director, Graduate Executive Programs at Auburn University. “Our concierge approach enables our executive students to better balance professional and personal demands with pursuit of an MBA.”
This is Ivy Exec’s second annual EMBA ranking. Ivy Exec is a New York-based executive recruitment service and manages on online professional network.
Overall results reflect the opinions of approximately 5,200 study participants globally. The study excluded participants with less than seven years of work experience and entry level titles, and 50% of the respondent pool had an MBA/EMBA, while 50% did not yet have an MBA/EMBA.
“Our executive members are not shy about sharing their opinions, and they jumped at the chance to compare and contrast top EMBA offerings in their regions,” explains Alex Baranpuria, VP and General Manager of Ivy Exec. “Our members shared their perceptions on how well the top EMBA programs around the world deliver against important factors executives look for in a top EMBA program – the potential for career advancement, the breadth and scope of the curriculum, the chance they can balance both studies and personal & professional commitments, the overall global experience of the offering and, importantly, the program’s prestige and reputation.”
The survey also goes beyond quantitative rankings, asking participants to share their views on several important questions: What do they value most when it comes to an EMBA curriculum? How do they perceive work-life balance? What post-EMBA opportunities are most important to them?
When asked about the top influencer of work-life balance, 69% indicated that schedule flexibility took priority over time commitment.
“Making the decision to pursue an MBA degree, while balancing a full time professional and personal life, is a difficult one,” said Kuerten. “It’s important that you choose the program that best fits your academic and professional goals.”
In addition to the Best EMBA Programs – US Mid-Atlantic South ranking, survey participants from other US regions, as well as Asia/Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, were asked to share their perceptions on EMBA programs from their respective regions.
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