Financial Times ranks Auburn’s Executive MBA among world’s best

AUBURN – The Financial Times has ranked the Executive MBA in Auburn’s College of Business among the top 100 programs in the world for the third consecutive year. The Times ranks Auburn’s program 82nd worldwide and 29th among exclusively U.S.-based programs. It is the only program in the state, and one of only four schools from the Southeastern Conference, to be included in this year’s ranking.

“The Auburn University College of Business is committed to providing our students with a world-class education,” Dean Bill Hardgrave said. “We welcome and embrace the continued recognition of our innovative and very effective blended-delivery EMBA program. To be ranked among the world’s top EMBA programs confirms that we are on the right path and delivering a quality product.”

To determine its rankings, The Financial Times evaluates 16 criteria in three areas: alumni career progression; school diversity and international reach; and idea generation and research productivity of the faculty. The ranking is compiled from surveys of EMBA alumni three years post-graduation and from information provided by the business school.

“We are pleased that that the Auburn EMBA program has again been recognized as one of the best in the world and that our students are doing well in their careers several years after graduation,” said Dan Gropper, associate dean for graduate programs and the David and Meredith Luck Professor of Finance.

The Auburn EMBA is a 21-month program that combines on-campus residency weeks with distance education and an international study experience. Participants must have a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible work experience. For more information, visit

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