BI’s EMBA programme among the best in Europe

14 July 2023

The BI Executive MBA Programme ranks nr. 27 in Europe on the 2023 QS EMBA ranking, up 5 places from 2022.

“This shows that BI competes with the very best schools in Europe on executive education. Rankings like these are important both to students in picking a school, and to employers in knowing where to hire from,” says Executive Vice President of BI Executive Lise Hammergren.

The ranking evaluates programmes based on five indicators: career outcomes, diversity, employer reputation, executive profile, and thought leadership (academic reputation). 71 programmes made it onto the list.

BI scores particularly well on academic reputation, gender diversity, and employer reputation.

“It is especially pleasing to see that global academics recognize our scholarly excellence, that employers have a high impression of our graduates, and that our commitment to gender balance pays off,” continues Hammergren.

BI’s Fudan EMBA nr. 20 in the world

BI’s EMBA programme with Fudan University is ranked nr. 20 in the world for joint programmes, out of 28 programmes that made it onto the list.

The Fudan EMBA also scores particularly well on employer reputation, gender diversity, and academic reputation.

“Collaborations with other top schools such as Fudan enable us to offer candidates the best from both worlds and to prepare them for an increasingly international business world,” says Hammergren. 

BI’s partnership with the School of Management at Fudan University was founded in 1996 and was the first collaboration of its kind between a Western higher education institution and a Chinese university.

You can see the full ranking here.


  • QS measure schools on five indicators.
  • Career outcomes measure salary increase and promotions.
  • Diversity measures gender balance and nationality diversity within the programme.
  • Employer reputation measures how top global employers perceive the institution.
  • Executive profile measures the level of experience of the students.
  • Thought leadership measures the reputation of institutions for academic excellence.
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