May 22, 2024


Imagination at work

Charting European business school graduates’ progress

The FT’s rating staff delved into the 2020 facts on matters ranging from job progress, alumni seniority and sectors of employment to gender balance, worth for income and graduates’ sights on what enterprise universities do very well ­— and fewer very well. We evaluate the figures for alumni from MBA, executive MBA (EMBA) and Masters in Management (MiM) programmes

Chart showing European business school graduates’ progression at work

Progress among graduation and a few many years later. Most Masters in Management (MiM) pupils have not worked beforehand.

Chart showing seniority, by masters degree

Government MBA (EMBA) alumni are likely to be much more senior just before their masters and are in much more state-of-the-art positions a few many years just after completing it.

Chart showing the most popular sectors for Europe’s masters graduates

MBA programme alumni are much more probable to get the job done in up-and-coming sectors these types of as ecommerce than their MiM and EMBA counterparts.

Charts showing the subject areas in which alumni said their global and European schools performed strongly

European school alumni report that MBAs are very good for entrepreneurship and international enterprise, although the EMBA is stronger for corporate approach and finance. MiMs score extremely for basic administration, international enterprise and finance.

Chart showing that the proportion of female students is rising

Masters in Management programmes at European enterprise universities are likely to have much more gender-balanced cohorts. The selection of female pupils learning for an MBA, executive MBA or MiM has improved in latest many years.

Chart showing how long would it take alumni to repay MBA programme fees if they used their total current salary?

The selection of many years it would take alumni to pay back off their service fees if they had been to use all of their salary a few many years just after graduation. European universities are on normal improved worth for income than the rest of the entire world, with Belgian alumni equipped to pay back fastest.

Graphics by Chris Campbell