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Ivy Exec ranked Rutgers Executive MBA program No. 7 in the Northeast

Rutgers rated best for Life Balance out of all Executive MBA programs in New York area & Northeast

Ivy Exec ranked Rutgers Executive MBA program No. 7 in the Northeast in its 2017 Executive MBA Program rankings. Rutgers Business School was ranked No. 1 for Life Balance in the region and No. 6 in the world out of 138 Executive MBA (EMBA) programs that were included in the survey [see profile].

"Given the frenetic pace of work-life these days, ranking number one in Life Balance is a particularly important accomplishment for any EMBA program," said Phyllis Siegel, Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. "Not only do we take pride in our faculty, curriculum, and strong return-on-investment, but we work hard to meet the needs of our Executive MBA students who juggle so much in the bustling New York metropolitan area.”

This is Ivy Exec Inc.’s second annual EMBA ranking, based on a quantitative survey-based perception study Ivy Exec undertook with the help of its professional community of high-achieving, high-aspiring executives.

"Our graduates are looking for significant career acceleration or transition during their prime working years, and employers want these key employees to fill very critical, well-defined, and demanding leadership roles,” said Farrokh Langdana, director of Rutgers Executive MBA program. “We designed our EMBA program to help students reach these objectives mindful of the ROI they need to achieve to be successful.”

Ivy Exec ranked Rutgers Executive MBA No. 7 for Career Advancement in the Northeast building on recognition Rutgers received in the Financial Times Executive MBA rankings where Rutgers ranked No. 15 in the U.S. Rutgers EMBA also made the FT's "Top for Finance"  category ranking No. 7 in the world. The Financial Times reported that Rutgers Executive MBA graduates had a 53 percent increase in salary three years after completing the program, ranking Rutgers No. 10 for Salary Increase in the nation [read story]. 

Rutgers has been able to reach these accomplishments at half the tuition ($92,043) of other New York area Executive MBA programs – NYU Stern ($184,600) and Columbia ($189,600).

Overall, Ivy Exec’s survey results reflect the opinions of approximately 5,200 study participants globally. The study excluded participants with less than seven years of work experience and entry level titles, and 50% of the respondent pool had an MBA/EMBA, while 50% did not yet have an MBA/EMBA.

“Our members shared their perceptions on how well the top EMBA programs around the world deliver against important factors executives look for in a top EMBA program – the potential for career advancement, the breadth and scope of the curriculum, the chance they can balance both studies and personal & professional commitments, the overall global experience of the offering and, importantly, the program’s prestige and reputation,” said Alex Baranpuria, VP and General Manager of Ivy Exec.

Summary of Rutgers Executive MBA Ivy Exec rankings for the northeast:

  • #7 Overall
  • #1 for Life Balance
  • #7 for Career Advancement
  • #8 for Curriculum
  • #8 for Global Experience
  • #9 for Prestige


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