Aalto EMBA Earned Its Place Among the World's 100 Best Programs – Customer Satisfaction the Highest in the Nordics

Aalto Executive MBA program has once again been selected among the top 100 of the world's approximately 4,000 EMBA programs. This is evident from a comparison published annually by the Financial Times. Aalto EMBA excels especially in customer satisfaction, where it is the best EMBA program in the Nordic countries and the 32nd best in the world, according to the ranking.


This year, the Aalto EMBA ranked 93rd globally in the FT EMBA ranking, while in 2020 its position was 88.

According to Dr. Pekka Mattila, the Group Managing Director of Aalto University Executive Education and Professor of Practice at Aalto University School of Business, "The Financial Times Executive MBA assessment is one of the many quality indicators we monitor. The volatility of rankings has increased in recent years, and several organizations are added on and leave the list every year. As a compass for long-term development work, we primarily use the criteria for Triple Crown accreditations."

The customer satisfaction of the Aalto EMBA program was the highest in the Nordics and among the best ones in the world also in 2020. “Everything in this program was delivered with premium quality and great attention to detail from the world-class teaching to the outstanding customer service. The two-year program provides an exceptional experience, and I am pleased to recommend it,” says Mina Massoud, Senior Client Director at Gartner and alumnus of the program.

The FT EMBA ranking consists of 15 criteria, the weightings of which vary from year to year. Especially the salary development of Aalto EMBA graduates is high compared to graduates from equivalent programs. The relative number of international participants also increased from the previous comparison, which was one factor that had a positive influence on Aalto EMBA's ranking. The effectiveness of the Aalto EMBA program is also indicated by the high graduation rate, which is as high as 98 percent.

The FT EMBA ranking is based on both the information provided directly by the alumni to the Financial Times and the statistical data produced by the universities. The respondents in the comparison are always graduates of that Executive MBA program three years ago.

This year, the top programs in the FT EMBA ranking were the EMBA programs of HEC Paris in France, Kellogg in the United States and HKUST Business School in Hong Kong, and Ceibs which operates in China, Switzerland, and Ghana.

Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) is among the world's 50 best performing organizations in FT's Executive Education ranking, which was last published in spring 2020.

Update on October 26, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.: A correction regarding Aalto EMBA's ranking in overall customer satisfaction globally has been made in the press release.

Further information

Anu Haapala
Communication Manager, Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Tel. +358 50 4471 264

Aalto Executive MBA program and other degree programs

Pekka Mattila
D.Soc.Sc., Group Managing Director, Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Professor of Practice, Aalto University School of Business
Tel. +358 40 738 7221

Hanna-Riikka Myllymäki
Business Area Director, Degree Programs
Tel. +358 10 837 3851

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