HEC Paris Again in Top Percentile of World’s Best EMBA Programs: Latest QS Rankings

Out of hundreds of institutions and programs, the HEC Paris EMBA ranks 2nd in the 2022 QS Executive MBA Rankings.

The HEC Paris EMBA scored in the top percentile of schools worldwide, earning an overall score of 92.6 out of a possible 100 points,  three-tenths of a point better in total than last year’s result.

An analytical ranking with stringent quantitative requirements woven into its methodology, this year’s QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) report examined 220 Executive MBA programs in 48 countries. Among other methods, it distilled surveys of 53,792 global employers and 42,639 academics using proprietary methods to produce 9 key indicators.

Methodology highlights

The QS report singled out the HEC Paris EMBA program for shining in the “thought leadership,” “career outcomes,” and “employer reputation” indicator groups.

The thought leadership indicator is derived from a process in which QS collects votes from academics in more than 60 countries around the world. Each academic has given their opinion on universities and business schools and their nominations are weighted by relevance of expertise to form the academic reputation score.

The employer reputation indicator is derived from a survey asking hundreds of thousands of global employers in recent years about the schools from which they prefer to hire graduates.

The Executive MBA Program at HEC Paris also ranked amongst the elite in the category of “career outcomes,” earning 94.2 out of 100 points, nearly a full point higher than last year’s result. The rating is measured by a combination of average salary increase pre- to post-program and the percent of the class receiving promotions within 12 months of graduating.


Other categories considered for the QS ranking include Diversity and Executive Profile.

The QS ranking is another banner achievement with regards to HEC Paris Executive MBA accolades. Notably, the Financial Times ranked the HEC Paris EMBA the world’s best in its most recent rankings.

TRIUM, the HEC Paris/NYU Stern/London School of Economics program, placed first overall  in the Joint EMBA Program rankings.

The full results of the 2022 QS EMBA rankings can be found here.

More CEOs of Fortune Global 500 companies have graduated from HEC Paris than any other university in Europe. Nearly 4,000 graduates are currently CEOs, CFOs, or have founded their own companies. According to the Financial Times, the HEC Paris offers the best EMBA program in the world; click here to learn more.

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