Financial Times 2020 ranking: emlyon’s Executive MBA ranks 4th worldwide in CSR category
Published on 2021.03.09
The Financial Times has published its annual ranking of the 100 best Executive MBA (EMBA) courses in 2020: emlyon business school is ranked* 4th in the world in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category.
The criteria include the number of modules dedicated to social, societal and environmental topics, along with the involvement of participants in these issues. The expert teachers at emlyon business school incorporate CSR matters throughout the program, raising awareness through the use of mandatory course modules. In addition, participants on the EMBA program can take part in a range of events (workshops, conferences, etc.) that are offered throughout the year by the entire emlyon community, such as the emlyon au féminin alumni club, the MBA club and the career center.
This impressive performance in the FT rankings illustrates emlyon business school's willingness to incorporate social and environmental commitments – a key feature of the School's strategy – in every aspect of the School, beginning with the teaching.
It is also worth noting that the School's EMBA was among the best in the world in two other categories: the previous work experience of its participants (top 10 position) and the overall level of satisfaction with the program (9.4 out of 10).
Lastly, an article in the Financial Times looked at the impact of the health emergency on the deployment of EMBA programs and the measures put in place by schools in the survey. Rhoda Davidson, the School's director of MBA programs, was quoted in the article about the School's rapid response to the pandemic.
*To produce its ranking, the Financial Times looks at a range of other criteria, including the quality of the teaching faculty, the international nature of the program and the percentage of women in each cohort.