'Executive MBA'. The 'crème de la crème' in masters.
It is a programme which, with some exceptions, such as ESADE and IESE in Spain, is only available in the USA. The rigorous and selective EMBA of Wharton School in Pennsylvania lasts two years. It can also be done in ESADE (Spain): a wholly North American programme, adapted every year and the only European among the top 20 in the ranking compiled by The Wall Street Journal. The Spanish school is part of the Executive MBA Council.
Master in Accounting. Essential for fixing prices.
In the Wharton Business School it is aimed at top executives responsible for price-fixing strategies, whilst in the London Business School (UK) it is conceived as an exclusive programme for accounting professionals who make a pause in their professional careers.
Master in Finance. Learning to adopt a broad perspective.
Participants in the master’s programme of the Booth School of Business (USA) learn to analyse financial reports and identify trends, accounting methods and profit analysis. At the London Business School (UK), the objective of this master is to turn students into expert macroeconomists.
4.- Master in Administration. Developing leadership potential.
Interactive classes where students present and solve practical cases at Harvard BS (USA), also developing leadership skills through debates. On the other hand, IMD (Switzerland) builds the necessary skills to increase business performance.
5.- Master in Marketing. The market as subject of analysis.
Stanford School of Business (USA) analyses marketing strategy to operate in a dynamic marketplace – from competition to consumers and technology. Spain’s IE is based on management skills, focusing on three aspects: internationalisation, application of new technology and creativity and innovation.
6.- Master in Human Resources. Maximum-value teams.
Designed to build an efficient organisation from the inside, Wharton Business School (USA) offers a programme based on finding solutions to real problems. The HEC School of Management (France) offers a multidisciplinary programme that prepares students to address change in organisations and the effects of change on the staff.
7.- Master in Management. Europe has young people in mind.
A programme half way between European and American MBAs, only available in Europe to young people with limited professional experience. The best programmes are offered by the European business school network, CEMS (Community of European Management School) and HEC in Paris (France), which has headed this ranking in previous years.
8.- 'One Year' MBA. A programme concluded in one year.
Northwestern University Kellogg (USA) offers 7 modalities, all strongly geared towards team work. In Spain, the IE Business School stands out for its high-quality programme, the development of leadership and management skills, and the impact of the MBA on the professional careers of former alumni.
9.- 'Full Time' MBA. Solid business training.
The two years in the select Harvard BS (USA) provides students with an extraordinary ability to generate money and find work. In IMD (Switzerland), course participants enjoy an international atmosphere, good professional prospects and considerable salary improvements.
10.- 'Online' MBA. The internet classroom.
With 40,000 registered students and a ratio of 15 students to one tutor, the University of Phoenix (USA) is the biggest university in the world in online masters. At Edinburgh Business School (UK), students can choose the study method (distance learning, on campus in Edinburgh or at one of its approved learning partners across the globe) and the language of study: English, Chinese, Spanish or Arabic.