TOP 5 Executive MBA Programs in 2014

For the third year in a row, Wharton takes the top spot on ranking of executive MBA programs. Here’s this year’s top 5.

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

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

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

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

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