As environmental, social and management standards become increasingly important criteria for assessing business schools, the Financial Times’ ranking team analyzed how European institutions perform compared to their global competitors, as well as assessing how students fund their degrees, alumni seniority and alumni. favored sectors of employment. Below we look at which degrees – MBA, Executive MBA or Masters in Management – are highly rated for ESG teaching.
Executive MBA and MiM graduates studying outside Europe rate their business schools’ delivery of environmental, social and management topics higher than those of European institutions. Only MBA graduates from European schools rate them higher on the subject than their peers elsewhere.
MBA and executive MBA programs offered in Europe devote a greater proportion of their courses to ESG compared to schools in the rest of the world. The average proportion of core MBA teaching hours devoted to ESG in Europe is 75 percent higher than the rest of the world, where only 12 percent of the degree is related to ESG topics.
Despite higher levels of ESG teaching on MBA and EMBA programs, business schools in Europe devote less of their Master’s Degree in Management Courses to the subject compared to other regions. However, the MiM is a predominantly European degree, with only one in five courses offered outside the continent.
Only 10 percent of all fees for European Masters in Management alumni surveyed by the FT were paid through sponsorships and scholarships – and the figure is lower for the rest of the world. The average total fees of MiM alumni in Europe are almost half those of a MiM elsewhere. About 14 percent of all European MBA alumni fees are paid through sponsorships and scholarships, compared to 17 percent for the rest of the world.
MBA and MiM graduates are strongly represented in the consulting and finance / banking sectors three years after their degrees. Many EMBA graduates are concentrated in industry, finance / banking, IT / telecommunications and healthcare.
Graduates of all three masters tend to go into management or executive positions three years after completing their degrees. More MiM graduates enter junior / senior management, while a larger proportion of MBA alumni are in senior manager / executive positions. More EMBA graduates are in president / MD / CEO and other director / vice president roles.