ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA Placed Among Top 10 in the Inaugural QS Global Joint EMBA Rankings

ESSEC Business School
Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

The ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA program has recently taken the 7th spot in the inaugural QS Global Joint EMBA Rankings - a ranking of the top 20 Executive MBA partner programs worldwide that was published for the first time by TopMBA.


The new QS ranking combines input from thought leaders in business and management, perceptions of global employers, and program-specific indicators. The most weighted categories are:

  • Reputation for employability, based on a global survey of employers who support or recruit EMBA candidates from 500 different business schools;
  • Academic index, based on the reputation of the school to produce thought leadership research based on a survey of academics in business and management; and
  • The salary increase and career progress of the Executive MBA participants.

“The ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA program provides an exceptional leadership and networking experience in an environment of academic excellence for tomorrow’s top business leaders,” said Prof. Cedomir Nestorovic, Academic Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA Asia-Pacific track. This recognition reflects the quality of our program as perceived by our peer institutions and the career evolution of our participants.”


Current EMBA student, Mr Mark Chen, HR Manager at Merit Medical Singapore Pte Ltd, shared, “The ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA Asia-Pacific program is offered jointly by two world renowned business schools. What attracted me to the program was its strength on general management education and emphasis on diversity in the participants’ cultural background, which suited my educational needs very well. The cutting-edge curriculum design, world-class education by subject-matter experts, platform of professional experience exchange, and residence study in overseas top business schools are the main reasons why I chose to enroll in this program.”


With the inception of the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA program in 2004, two of Europe’s leading business schools – ESSEC Business School and Mannheim Business School – joined forces to create a program that is European in tradition but international in outlook. The program boasts of a leadership development and career advancement track, several international residencies, flexible elective courses, and an executive-friendly format designed to minimize out-of-office time. Group work and a strategic project spanning the entire program allow for the direct application of skill sets to a real business strategy problem.


The partner schools have since widened the program’s international scope by integrating an Asia-Pacific track in 2014, delivered from ESSEC’s Singapore campus located in one-north. Now in its third year, the Asia-Pacific track has seen a steady growth in the number of Singaporean students each year. Of the 2016/17 intake, close to 50% of the cohort are Singaporeans, a testament to the growing recognition for the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA program locally. The program has been instrumental in boosting the careers of past and present EMBA participants. To date, approximately 50% of the participants were promoted at work since embarking on the EMBA program.


The next intake of the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA will be in October 2017. For more information on the program, please visit