Financial Times Global MBA ranking: EDHEC Business School cements its position in the top 75 worldwide and announces key innovations in the programme

Written on 29 Jan 2018.


EDHEC Business School confirmed its position as 75th worldwide and 4th on the “Value for Money” criterion in the Financial Times 2018 ranking of Global MBAs published today.

This result once again underlines the growing recognition commanded by EDHEC in international rankings. The School recently solidified its position among the top 15 European Business Schools and in the global top 20 of Masters in Management according to the Financial Times.

  • New Digital Innovation track

Artificial intelligence occupies a central role in EDHEC Global MBA programme, as witnessed by the creation of a new Digital Innovation specialisation track co-produced with IBM France.

The track is built around 3 weeks of classes focusing on digital transformation, managing change, artificial intelligence, and design thinking. Classes enable participants to deepen their knowledge of technical concepts like blockchain, hybrid cloud and machine learning with experts from IBM France, with a 1-week business trip to strategic IBM facilities: the Design Thinking studio dedicated to digital transformation and creativity, the Global Industry Solutions Center and the Scale Zone, the new area devoted to industrialising innovation projects between start-ups and mature companies. The Paris learning expedition will also include firms like Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services in addition to France’s young digital leaders Criteo and Mercimaman, with the opportunity to learn from sectorial giants like Accor Hotels in their digital transformation.

This new track adds to two existing courses created in partnership with Google, Amazon and Amadeus:  Big Data & Artificial Intelligence @ Work and Essentials of Operations and Supply Chain.

  • New international management

In order to strengthen this international momentum, the programme is moving to a new international co-management structure, with Julia Milner, PhD, of German nationality, serving as Academic Director, and Sandra Richez, of US nationality, as Programme Director.



Objectives:      Development of competencies in key disciplines (finance/strategy) and focus on soft skills (individual coaching).

Content:          2 business trips (South Africa and choice of Silicon Valley, Singapore, London, Paris)

4 customised tracks: International Finance, Global Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Digital Innovation

Consulting project / Customised career support

2017 class:      Average age of 32 and 8 years’ of professional experience

            36 nationalities (Asia/America/Europe/Africa/Middle East) / 40% women

Duration:         10 months full time on the Nice campus


  • EDHEC in the most recent international rankings
European Business Schools - FT 2017 TOP 15 (14th) TOP 3
Programmes Executive & MBA    
FT Global MBA 2018 TOP 100 (75th) TOP 3
FT Top MBA for Entrepreneurship 2017 TOP 50 (39th) TOP 3
FT Executive MBA 2017 TOP 100 (86th) //
FT Executive Education 2017 (combiné) TOP 30 (29th) TOP 5 (4th)
Programmes Masters    
FT Masters in Management 2017 TOP 20 (16th) TOP 5 (4th)
FT MSc in Finance 2017 N°1 N°1


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