International EMBA Ranked in the Top 40 by QS Global EMBA Rankings 2022

The University of St.Gallen’s International Executive MBA has again ranked among the world’s top 40 Executive MBA programs in the QS 2022 Global EMBA Rankings released today.

Overall, the International EMBA ranked 37th globally and 18th in Europe. The International EMBA especially owes its rank to its Thought Leadership and Career Outcomes. The QS rankings assessed key performance metrics of 191 global Executive MBA programmes in 48 countries. The result puts the University of St.Gallen in the top 20%, globally. 

“This year’s QS ranking results underline that University of St.Gallen’s International Executive MBA programme, with its outstanding reputation in thought leadership, career outcomes, employer reputation and executive profile, is one of the most relevant and sought-after programmes in the world for ambitious global leaders.” says Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger, Academic Director Executive MBA.


“Being among the top 20% of EMBA programs in the world is an amazing achievement. We know that our alumni are very well equipped to successfully lead their teams and their organization in an overly complex world and to make a positive impact on our society at large.  And we need such leaders more than ever to get the big challenges of our society under control.“, Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger adds.

Top scores in Thought Leadership, Career Outcomes and Executive Profile

In the ranking, the University of St.Gallen`s International EMBA stood out in particular for its “Thought Leadership” and “Career Outcomes” while the most significant growth is seen in the “Executive Profiles” of our participants (Ranking increase from #110 to #62). The “Thought Leadership” score comes from interviews conducted with tens of thousands of academics worldwide wherein each respondent ranks institutions that they believe conduct cutting edge research.

“I can say with confidence that this is one of the best decisions and investment that I made in my life” says International EMBA Alumnus Vinoth Sundaramoorthy, R&D Project Manager at Hitachi ABB Power Grids.

The full results of the 2022 QS Executive MBA rankings can be found here.

About the University of St.Gallen and the International EMBA programme: 

As a leading business school, set in one of the most picturesque landscapes of Switzerland, the University of St.Gallen been training ambitious, globally minded executives since 1987. The University of St.Gallen boasts the Triple Crown (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) of accreditations, a status held by only the top 1% of global business schools.

The International EMBA is specifically designed for senior business leaders with a global mindset. It features a combination of core and elective courses, as well as a personal development programme; it’s taught primarily in Switzerland with select study trips in Asia and Northern America, as well as elective courses in Spain and South Africa. This course structure allows our students to benefit from a truly global EMBA experience.

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