The Alberta Haskayne Executive MBA—a joint program offered by the Haskayne School of Business and the University of Alberta—has been ranked as the 19th best joint EMBA program in the world by higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
The organization, based in London, has been has been evaluating business schools for nearly 30 years and ranking universities since 2004. In the joint EMBA list, they examined programs around the world that are jointly delivered by two or more business schools.
“Ranking 19th in the world is quite an achievement,” says Jim Dewald, the dean of Haskayne. “It’s further evidence of the high quality education we provide for top professionals who are looking to enrich their skills and create deeper professional networks.”
In developing the list, QS examined a number of metrics including each program’s reputation for thought leadership research; employability; the career outcomes of the graduates; executive profile, experience and diversity of the professionals taking the program.
The three other Canadian universities on the top 20 list include Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA, which was ranked fourth, Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA, which was ranked 11th and McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA Program which was ranked 13th.
The Alberta Haskayne Executive MBA, which was established in 1995, focusses on innovation, critical thinking and entrepreneurialism. It features an executive speaker series, executive coaching and an international study tour, all designed to equip business and public sector leaders with the skills to navigate through and excel with increasing complexity, competitiveness and uncertainty.
“Studying an executive MBA is a major investment in one’s career. These days, many students are self-funded, either by choice or necessity,” says Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO of QS. “We have compiled these rankings with them in mind. Our objective is to provide aspirant EMBA students with a unique lens, helping them to put into focus programs relevant to their individual goals and ambitions”.