For the 12th consecutive year, the HEC Lausanne EMBA is ranked in the prestigious Financial Times Top 100 Executive MBA ranking. Moving up the ladder, our Executive MBA proudly sits at the 69th rank globally in the 2023 edition.
Interview with Prof. Jeffrey Petty, EMBA Academic Director and Professor of Entrepreneurship at HEC Lausanne to find out more about this great achievement.
HEC Lausanne's EMBA program is ranked 69th in the world by the Financial Times in 2023, moving up one place since last year’s ranking and 21 places higher than in 2021! How do you explain these excellent results?
Every year there is a lot of movement in the rankings, this year there were 14 new or returning schools added to the FT ranking, only 4 of which are ranked ahead of HEC, so it is difficult to compare one year to the next. More importantly, HEC Lausanne's EMBA program is one of less than 40 programs that has been FT ranked every year since 2012. The information provided by our alumni accounts for 55% of the FT ranking and we are fortunate to continually attract high quality candidates.
The program is also accredited by the prestigious AMBA accreditation, can you tell us more about this recognition?
AMBA is the leading accreditation body that is focused on MBA and EMBA programs globally and is limited to 300 schools across five continents. AMBA accreditation panels are composed of directors, vice deans, and faculty with several years of experience in MBA/EMBA programs from other accredited institutions. Preparing for and going through the AMBA accreditation process provides programs with the opportunity to review and update their strategy and benchmark against other peer and aspirant schools. AMBA accreditation is not required by UNIL or HEC Lausanne, but we believe that this quality assurance process being part of the AMBA community is an important signal for students and employers in an increasingly competitive market.
What makes HEC Lausanne's EMBA program different from others on the market?
The EMBA market in Switzerland and neighboring countries is competitive, with multiple FT ranked and AMBA accredited programs, yet each program is distinctive. HEC Lausanne's EMBA program is focused on student development, both personal and professional, and our program is designed so that students can balance their work-student-personal lives. In addition to having the market that offers specialized courses on financial and healthcare management that leverages the expertise of our professors and experts from both industries.