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AMS Executive MBA is number 1 in the Benelux

AMS Executive MBA is number 1 in the Benelux

October 18, 2021

AMS Executive MBA is number 1 in the Benelux

AMS is the only Belgian business school in the top 100!

The Financial Times has just published its Executive MBA Ranking 2021. Antwerp Management School already did well in previous years but has really surpassed itself this time: the AMS Executive MBA has moved up 10 places and is now number 45 worldwide. This makes AMS the number 1 in the Benelux. It is also the highest ranking ever achieved by a Belgian business school.

“Opening minds to impact the world”, that is the baseline of Antwerp Management School. And that is also exactly what the AMS Executive MBA realizes. Program Director Jeroen Martens explains: "Thanks to both the content and approach of our EMBA, our participants grow into leaders who know how to make a difference in this world. Through the Positive Impact Project, for instance, they learn how to actually address global challenges. And at our NeuroTrainingLab™, they get to boost their leadership skills in a unique way."

AMS has been consistently building on these guiding principles over the years, which has not gone unnoticed, as is demonstrated by the Financial Times Ranking. Thus, regarding the criterion ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance), or the proportion of core courses dedicated to ethical, social and environmental issues, AMS does particularly well with a 14th place worldwide.

With a 23rd place, the international experience offered by AMS is also among the best. Since the early 2000s, AMS has had full-fledged EMBA groups in both Antwerp and Moscow. Since 2021, Paris has also joined the program. Participants attend inspiring seminars in Asia, Africa and the United States. Through this unique international track AMS EMBA graduates are thoroughly prepared for global challenges.

All these experiences combined make for a program that literally and figuratively pushes boundaries. AMS EMBA participants achieve personal growth and build self-confidence. This is reflected in the career progress criteria the Financial Times takes into account: for example, after graduating, participants step into positions of more responsibility, often combined with a salary increase.

What is more, the positive influence of the EMBA is not limited to the participants themselves but is also expanded already during the program to the organizations they work for. Throughout the curriculum, participants work on projects and assignments addressing current challenges in their environment. Thus, the impact on individuals, the teams they are leading and the organizations they are transforming becomes very tangible.

Prof. Dr. Steven De Haes, Dean of Antwerp Management School: “Despite fierce international competition among business schools, we have never chosen the easy path. With our AMS faculty, we have dared to go out in front, consistently focusing on sustainable transformation, net positive contribution to society and deploying game-changing insights, e.g., from neuroscience. Our participants have followed us in this and are now promoting these same values in turn. The fact that this has once again resulted in an outstanding score in the Financial Times Ranking, is a valuable recognition of our innovative and bold approach.

You can find the complete overview of the FT Executive MBA ranking here.

For more information on the AMS Executive MBA, read here.


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