MBA RANKING: THE ECONOMIST 2013

The 2013 Economist ranking of the best full time MBAs in the world was released in November 2013 with the EDHEC Global MBA ranking N1 in France for career services, international diversity, average age and professional experience.

In 2013, EDHEC ranks 62 worldwide. With an average rank of 54 over the last four years, the EDHEC Global MBA maintains its position of the 3rd best MBA in France and 20th in Europe.

Progression has been made once again in the quality of the career services provided to MBA participants thanks to EDHEC’s unique CareerSMART programme. The student assessment of the careers services is N°1 in France and the number of jobs found through the careers service is N°2 with 76%. 88% of graduates found work 3 months after graduation which makes EDHEC 43rd in the world for placement results. Note that last year, with 90% in jobs 3 months after graduation, EDHEC was in 26th position worldwide.

Percentage salary increase post MBA is N°2 in France with an impressive 97%, putting EDHEC in 21st position worldwide with a starting salary of €71 564 ( $96 000 ).

EDHEC leapt 46 places to rank 53rd in the world for Education Experience, making it N°2 in France. This proves that EDHEC is making the necessary adjustments according to student feedback to improve the programme all-round.

A general increase in the quality of students was noted overall with a jump of 11 places and the EDHEC Global MBA also ranks N°1 in France for several factors relating to the class profile:

N°1 for International diversity – 8th Worldwide

·         N°1 for average age (32 years old)

·         N°1 for average number of years work experience (8 years)

Finally, the student assessment of facilities is also N°1 in France which assures students of the perfect working environment during their 10 month programme.

It is important to remember that rankings are a just snapshot of how a school performs at a given time and should not be used as the be-all and end-all when selecting a school. A more useful way to use the rankings would to be to study the general trend of a school over a number of years.