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Three Schools, two top-5 programmes, one global experience

Written by Matthew Foster

Last week our EMBA-Global Americas and Europe and EMBA-Global Asia cohorts came together for their latest class week in London. These two programmes are offered as part of a powerful collaboration between London Business School, Columbia Business School, and Hong Kong University, a collaboration that has earned the programmes top –billing in the latest Financial Times rankings released today.

FT EMBA Rankings

EMBA-Global Asia, ranking for the first time this year, entered the listings at number 2 – the highest new entry in the history of the FT EMBA rankings. The programme scored highly for salary growth and, importantly, aims achieved, where it was awarded a joint-top score.

EMBA-Global Americas and Europe, meanwhile, regained its top-5 ranking, climbing four places to number 4. Again, salary growth and aims achieved were scored highly, whilst both programmes were commended for their highly diverse cohorts.

And this diversity was evident last week as the classes convened. More than 35 nationalities coming from over 60 cities representing all continents were together to learn from our world-class faculty and one another, with each student having an average of 12 years of professional experience to draw upon.

A varied selection of core courses were taught including Corporate Finance from Charles Jones, Professor of Finance and Economics and the Senior Vice Dean at Columbia Business School, and Marketing Strategy from Oded Koenigsberg, London Business School Term Associate Professor of Marketing.

The week included a motivating and impressive guest speaker event from Andrew Tollinton, imparting his immense knowledge on how to pitch effectively to the assembled students. With a lively debate following the session, it was a truly fantastic accompaniment to the core academics.

It was also heartening to see the tight bonds made across the classes, as a student’s birthday ensured the ‘networking’ continued late into the night, with speeches and toasts aplenty!

Next month the classes return to New York and Hong Kong to continue to reflect on their real-time experiences, further build their business knowledge and brand, and reap the rewards of this cross-continental collaboration from three of the world’s leading business Schools.