The Executive MBA program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is again ranked among the world’s best according to this year’s rankings by the Financial Times. The program ranked No. 3 in the West, No. 19 nationally, and No. 86 globally (up from No. 93 globally in 2021). It remains the only school in Utah to be ranked in the Financial Times’ top-100 Executive MBA programs.

The Financial Times draws information for its rankings from two primary sources: surveys of EMBA alumni three years post-graduation and surveys of school administrators addressing a broad variety of criteria. These include alumni career progression, school diversity, international focus, idea generation, and research productivity of the faculty.

“We are honored to be recognized by Financial Times for the strength of our Executive MBA program,” said Brad Vierig, associate dean of MBA programs and Executive Education. “The Financial Times EMBA ranking shows that quality MBA programs continue to deliver quantifiable benefits. Students who are ready and willing to apply what they learn are seeing a strong ROI through increased salaries, promotions, and an expansion of responsibilities at work.”

According to alumni survey responses, Eccles School Executive MBA graduates increased their salaries by an average of 50% three years after graduation. This translates to an average salary today of $168,444 for the class of 2019.

The Eccles School also ranked No. 14 in the U.S. and No. 38 globally for the success of its researchers, as measured by publications in the FT-designated top international, academic, and business journals.

The Eccles School Executive MBA is a 21-month program that meets two weekends a month, with a global-focused curriculum geared toward mid- to senior-level professionals. To learn more about the Financial Times rankings, visit

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