The CBS Executive MBA belongs to an exclusive group of global business schools that hold a triple accreditation from the awarding bodies AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. This sets us apart from our peers and ensures that an Executive MBA degree from CBS is recognised, respected and rewarded globally.


The Financial Times EMBA Ranking 2022

Executive MBA programmes worldwide have seen a rapid growth (68% over the past decade, according to AACSB International) to meet the increasing demand of higher education for business leaders and the Financial Times EMBA ranking is a valuable tool to compare and contrast the world’s top-tier programmes. Below are key highlights of the results.

#9 in the world for ‘Work Experience’

The Work Experience rank is a measure of the pre-EMBA experience of alumni according to the seniority of positions held, number of years in each position, organisation size and overseas work experience. 

Career Satisfaction

Taken from the most recent CBS EMBA Exit Survey. 

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#12 in the world in 'International Experience’

The International Experience rank is based on the percentage of classroom teaching hours that were conducted outside the location in which the business school is situated. In-person and virtual experiences are included. The CBS EMBA programme consists of travelling to five other countries for an enhanced learning experience, where pandemic restrictions do not interfere. 

42% Salary Increase

CBS EMBA graduates see a 42% salary increase on average. Evaluated at three years after graduation and reported by the Financial Times EMBA Ranking 2022. 

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#32 in the world for ‘Research Rank’

The Research Rank is calculated based on the number of faculty articles published in respected academic journals globally.

To view the FT EMBA 2022 Top 100 EMBA programmes official results, please click here

Global Rankings and Accreditations

Copenhagen Business School is ranked no. 26 among European Business Schools in the 2021 Financial Times European Business School Ranking and our triple-accredited programme is ranked among the world’s best EMBA programmes by the Financial Times and QS Global EMBA Rankings.

  • The Association of MBA, AMBA

    European Quality Improvement System, EQUIS

    The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business, AACSB

    The Global Alliance in Management Education, CEMS

    Partnership in International Management, PIM

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CBS faculty are at the forefront of international research, the FT ranking confirms. Being exposed to the latest academic insights from CBS faculty, students enrich their toolbox with cutting-edge knowledge.

Jesper Rangvid

EMBA Associate Dean and Finance Professor