Top 10 executive MBA programs

Mar 26, 2013
<h1>Wharton - U. Penn</h1>


<strong>Index: 100.0</strong>



<strong>2012 rank: <strong></strong>1</strong>



<strong>Total program cost: </strong>$171,360 in Philadelphia, $175,678 in San Francisco



<strong>Format:</strong> Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with an initial week-long meeting and a week-long international study seminar 



<strong>Length of <strong></strong>p<strong></strong>rogram:</strong> 24 months



<strong>Class of 2014: </strong>117 students in Philadelphia, 102 in San Francisco



<strong>Average <strong></strong>a<strong></strong>ge:</strong> 34-35



<strong>Average years of work experience: </strong>10-11



<strong>Average GMAT</strong>: 700

Wharton - U. Penn

Index: 100.0 2012 rank: 1 Total program cost: $171,360 in Philadelphia, $175,678 in San Francisco Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with an initial week-long meeting and a week-long international study seminar Length of program: 24 months Class of 2014: 117 students in Philadelphia, 102 in San Francisco Average age: 34-35 Average years of work experience: 10-11 Average GMAT: 700
Courtesy: The Wharton School

Wharton - U. Penn

Index: 100.0

2012 rank: 1

Total program cost: $171,360 in Philadelphia, $175,678 in San Francisco

Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with an initial week-long meeting and a week-long international study seminar

Length of program: 24 months

Class of 2014: 117 students in Philadelphia, 102 in San Francisco

Average age: 34-35

Average years of work experience: 10-11

Average GMAT: 700

<h1>Booth - Univ. of Chicago</h1>


<strong>Index: </strong>97.4



<strong>2012 rank: </strong>2



<strong>Total program cost:</strong> $154,000



<strong>Format</strong>: Alternate weekends with four week-long residencies, including London and Singapore



<strong>Length of program:</strong> 21 months



<strong>Class of 2014:</strong> 75 students



<strong>Average age:</strong> 36



<strong>Average years of work experience: </strong>13

Booth - Univ. of Chicago

Index: 97.4 2012 rank: 2 Total program cost: $154,000 Format: Alternate weekends with four week-long residencies, including London and Singapore Length of program: 21 months Class of 2014: 75 students Average age: 36 Average years of work experience: 13
Courtesy: Booth School of Business

Booth - Univ. of Chicago

Index: 97.4

2012 rank: 2

Total program cost: $154,000

Format: Alternate weekends with four week-long residencies, including London and Singapore

Length of program: 21 months

Class of 2014: 75 students

Average age: 36

Average years of work experience: 13

<h1>Northwestern Kellogg</h1>


<strong>Index: </strong>96.1



<strong>2012 rank: </strong>3



<strong>Total program cost: </strong>$166,500



<strong>Format:</strong> Alternating Friday-Sunday or Friday-Saturday classes in Evanston or monthly Thursday-Sunday classes in Miami



<strong>Length of program:</strong> 22 months



<strong>Class of 2014:</strong> 75 students



<strong>Average age: </strong>37



<strong>Average years of work experience: </strong>12

Northwestern Kellogg

Index: 96.1 2012 rank: 3 Total program cost: $166,500 Format: Alternating Friday-Sunday or Friday-Saturday classes in Evanston or monthly Thursday-Sunday classes in Miami Length of program: 22 months Class of 2014: 75 students Average age: 37 Average years of work experience: 12
Courtesy: Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern Kellogg

Index: 96.1

2012 rank: 3

Total program cost: $166,500

Format: Alternating Friday-Sunday or Friday-Saturday classes in Evanston or monthly Thursday-Sunday classes in Miami

Length of program: 22 months

Class of 2014: 75 students

Average age: 37

Average years of work experience: 12

<h1>Columbia Business School</h1>


<strong>Index: </strong>92.5



<strong>2012 rank:</strong> 4



<strong>Total program cost:</strong> $168,480



<strong>Format:</strong> Alternating Friday-Saturday classes for 22 months or Saturday only classes for 25 months



<strong>Class of 2014:</strong> 132 students (alternating Friday-Saturdays)



<strong>Average age:</strong> 33



<strong>Average years of work experience:</strong> 9

Columbia Business School

Index: 92.5 2012 rank: 4 Total program cost: $168,480 Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes for 22 months or Saturday only classes for 25 months Class of 2014: 132 students (alternating Friday-Saturdays) Average age: 33 Average years of work experience: 9
Courtesy: Columbia University

Columbia Business School

Index: 92.5

2012 rank: 4

Total program cost: $168,480

Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes for 22 months or Saturday only classes for 25 months

Class of 2014: 132 students (alternating Friday-Saturdays)

Average age: 33

Average years of work experience: 9

<h1>Stern - NYU</h1>


<strong>Index: </strong>90.4



<strong>2012 rank: </strong>5



<strong>Total program cost:</strong> $157,000



<strong>Format:</strong> Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with two global study tours



<strong>Length of program:</strong> 22 months



<strong>Class of 2014:</strong> 60 students



<strong>Average age:</strong> 38



<strong>Average years of work experience:</strong> 14

Stern - NYU

Index: 90.4 2012 rank: 5 Total program cost: $157,000 Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with two global study tours Length of program: 22 months Class of 2014: 60 students Average age: 38 Average years of work experience: 14
Photo: Wally Gobetz/Flickr/CC

Stern - NYU

Index: 90.4

2012 rank: 5

Total program cost: $157,000

Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with two global study tours

Length of program: 22 months

Class of 2014: 60 students

Average age: 38

Average years of work experience: 14

<h1>UCLA - Anderson</h1>


<strong>Index: </strong>88.8



<strong>2012 rank: </strong>6



<strong>Total program cost:</strong> $129,500



<strong>Format:</strong> Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with five residential sessions



<strong>Length of program:</strong> 22 months



<strong>Class of 2014:</strong> 75 students



<strong>Acceptance rate:</strong> 57%



<strong>Average age:</strong> 36



<strong>Average years of work experience:</strong> 13



<strong>Average <strong></strong>u<strong></strong>ndergraduate GPA:</strong> 3.33



<strong>Average GMAT:</strong> 668

UCLA - Anderson

Index: 88.8 2012 rank: 6 Total program cost: $129,500 Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with five residential sessions Length of program: 22 months Class of 2014: 75 students Acceptance rate: 57% Average age: 36 Average years of work experience: 13 Average undergraduate GPA: 3.33 Average GMAT: 668
Courtesy: UCLA

UCLA - Anderson

Index: 88.8

2012 rank: 6

Total program cost: $129,500

Format: Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with five residential sessions

Length of program: 22 months

Class of 2014: 75 students

Acceptance rate: 57%

Average age: 36

Average years of work experience: 13

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.33

Average GMAT: 668

<h1>Univ. of Michigan - Ross</h1>


<strong>Index: </strong>88.6



<strong>2012 rank:</strong> 7



<strong>Total program cost:</strong> $131,000 (in-state residents), $136,000 (out-of-state)



<strong>Format:</strong> Once a month on Friday and Saturday in Ann Arbor and Los Angeles



<strong>Length of program:</strong> 21 months



<strong>Class of 2014:</strong> 39 students



<strong>Acceptance rate:</strong> 77%



<strong>Average age:</strong> 39



<strong>Average years of work experience:</strong> 15



<strong>Average undergraduate GPA:</strong> 3.20

Univ. of Michigan - Ross

Index: 88.6 2012 rank: 7 Total program cost: $131,000 (in-state residents), $136,000 (out-of-state) Format: Once a month on Friday and Saturday in Ann Arbor and Los Angeles Length of program: 21 months Class of 2014: 39 students Acceptance rate: 77% Average age: 39 Average years of work experience: 15 Average undergraduate GPA: 3.20
Photo: Tim Wilson/Flickr/CC

Univ. of Michigan - Ross

Index: 88.6

2012 rank: 7

Total program cost: $131,000 (in-state residents), $136,000 (out-of-state)

Format: Once a month on Friday and Saturday in Ann Arbor and Los Angeles

Length of program: 21 months

Class of 2014: 39 students

Acceptance rate: 77%

Average age: 39

Average years of work experience: 15

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.20

Cornell University
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Cornell - Johnson

Index: 82.6

2012 rank: 8

Total program cost: $157,416

Format: Alternating Saturdays and Sundays, with four one-week residencies in Ithaca

Length of program: 22 months

Class of 2014: 72 students

Average age: 35

Average years of work experience: 12

<h1>Univ. of Texas-Austin - McCombs</h1>


<strong>Index: </strong>76.9



<strong>2012 rank: </strong>9



<strong>Total program cost:</strong> $89,250



<strong>Format:</strong> Alternating Friday and Saturdays, starting with a week-long executive seminar



<strong>Class of 2014:</strong> 66 students



<strong>Acceptance rate:</strong> 64%



<strong>Average age:</strong> 39



<strong>Average undergraduate GPA:</strong> 3.23

Univ. of Texas-Austin - McCombs

Index: 76.9 2012 rank: 9 Total program cost: $89,250 Format: Alternating Friday and Saturdays, starting with a week-long executive seminar Class of 2014: 66 students Acceptance rate: 64% Average age: 39 Average undergraduate GPA: 3.23
Photo: Kumar Appaiah/Flickr/CC

Univ. of Texas-Austin - McCombs

Index: 76.9

2012 rank: 9

Total program cost: $89,250

Format: Alternating Friday and Saturdays, starting with a week-long executive seminar

Class of 2014: 66 students

Acceptance rate: 64%

Average age: 39

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.23

<h1>USC - Marshall</h1>


<strong>Index: </strong>72.7



<strong>2012 rank: 1<strong></strong>1</strong>



<strong>2012 tuition and fee<strong></strong>s<strong></strong>:</strong> $114,000



<strong>Format:</strong> Classes in Los Angeles and San Diego meet bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays



<strong>Length of program: </strong>21 months



<strong>Acceptance rate:</strong> 73%



<strong>Average age:</strong> 37

USC - Marshall

Index: 72.7 2012 rank: 11 2012 tuition and fees: $114,000 Format: Classes in Los Angeles and San Diego meet bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays Length of program: 21 months Acceptance rate: 73% Average age: 37

USC - Marshall

Index: 72.7

2012 rank: 11

2012 tuition and fees: $114,000

Format: Classes in Los Angeles and San Diego meet bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays

Length of program: 21 months

Acceptance rate: 73%

Average age: 37

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