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Executive MBA from Antwerp Management School is among the 50 best in the world according to the Financial Times Ranking

Antwerp, October 16 2012 – For the first time in its history, Antwerp Management School has entered the Financial Times Worldwide Top 100 Ranking for Executive MBAs, immediately at place 50. This puts the School among the best business schools in Europe and the world. This Top 100 includes four schools from the Benelux region: at 41, the Rotterdam School of Management, Antwerp Management School at 50, at 86, TiasNimbas Business School and in 90th place, Vlerick Business School.

The Executive MBA program (EMBA) has its roots in the PPB program (Post-University Program for Business Policy) at the IPO, the predecessor of the current Antwerp Management School, and has been around for over 50 years. Due to the successful redesign of the program,  it is now characterized by a strong focus on internationalization and personal development. Each Fall, the EMBA program of Antwerp Management School starts with a group of participants in Antwerp (Belgium) and in Moscow (Russia).

The edition in Moscow is organized together with the Institute of Business Studies (IBS), which is part of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Notwithstanding the fact that Antwerp Management School is also ranked with its full-time program ‘Master of Global Management’ in the Financial Times (‘Master in Management’ ranking), the recognition of its EMBA program is a new milestone for the School, and demonstrates that the reforms implemented by Dean Professor Philippe Naert are beginning to pay off. When he was appointed four years ago, one of the priorities was to position the EMBA program more firmly on the international map and to align it more to the fast changing societal trends and customer needs. “In a world of intensive globalization and increasing complexity, companies need more than just ‘technical’ managers. Leadership qualities and a clear vision are gaining importance, and personal development is a crucial factor in this. Self-awareness, a global perspective and societal consciousness are the building blocks of our approach, which starts from the perspective that true leaders always see their company or organization within the broader context of society and the world.  As such, the EMBA program is fully tuned to the mission and vision of the School,” says Philippe Naert.


The Antwerp Management School EMBA program scores particularly high in the rankings of the Financial Times on the criterion of ‘international faculty’. The School was able to achieve this thanks to well-developed faculty management system. In the recent years, a lot of resources have been invested in attracting new faculty from different countries. Furthermore, a lot of effort has been put into internationalizing the content of the EMBA program together with the participant groups.
The international character of the Antwerp Management School is also visible in its pioneering partnership with IBS in Moscow. This partnership started already in 1998 and had evolved since into a far-reaching integration of both the EMBA program in Antwerp and Moscow: based on a completely similar program design, the two groups of participants have jointly three residential modules in three different locations: Moscow, New York & Antwerp. In New York, Antwerp Management School cooperates for the EMBA program with Fordham University, with whom the school has a partnership for other programs.  
Antwerp Management School began this academic year with a significant number of participants in the EMBA program, which cannot be taken for granted, given the current economic situation.  “We can clearly see that our vision on how to further develop business leaders of the future, is well received in the market, and the ranking in the Financial Times is an international confirmation of this for the School and its constituencies,” a proud Philippe Naert says.

The Executive MBA program is a part-time program over two academic years. The average age of the participants is 33 and, on average, they have nine years of professional experience. During the course, they study in Antwerp, Moscow (at the IBS) and New York (at Fordham University). The course starts each year in October in Antwerp and the Moscow campus.


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