Let’s see how fast we can screw up this thread. Just received the following email message: Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and that this message finds you and your family healthy and safe. I am sending this quick note to share some news regarding the latest global Executive MBA program rankings by The Economist Before getting into the news … On behalf of the TCU Neeley EMBA faculty and staff, I would like to thank the following cohorts for participating in the 2020 rankings survey. Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2021 We appreciate each of you for taking time during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the EMBA program. We were able to meet the required participation goals for each class before the original deadline and did not need the deadline extension that was granted. Please note that The Economist has excluded the graduating cohort from participating. Thus, the Class of 2018 and the Class of 2020 did not participate in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Now for the news … ( … drumroll sound …) I am happy to announce the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program remains among the best programs in the world. We moved up the rankings and remained in the top 20. Below is a quick snapshot of the results. Where did TCU land in the rankings? Global rankings - We moved up from #18 to#13! United States – We moved up from #8 to #4among programs based solely in the US. Texas – We didn’t move up on this list… because we were already #1! What makes TCU a top 20 EMBA program? TCU ranked #7 among all programs in Personal Development & Educational Experience, one of the two major ranking categories used by The Economist. This ranking is driven by the quality of the faculty (#4) and program quality (#5) rankings. In addition, we continue to be ranked among the top 10 programs in: Category Ranking Alumni fulfilled pre-EMBA Goals — 2 Student ranking of faculty — 2 Teaching quality — 9 We moved up into the top 10 in the following categories: Category Ranking Facilities — 1 Program Content — 8 Program Relevance — 8 Gender balance faculty — 10 Which programs are among the top 10 US-based programs? Below is the list of top 10 programs based solely in the US. Program 1 Cal-Berkeley 2 Northwestern 3 Yale 4 TCU 5 Cornell 6 Michigan 7 Washington University (St. Louis) 8 Columbia 9 Arizona State 10 Georgetown What is the rank of the other programs in Texas? Our position among the Texas programs hasn’t changed. Yet, the other Texas programs saw some changes. Below is the list of Texas programs ranked in the top 70. Program Overall Ranking US Texas TCU 13 — 4 — 1 Texas A&M 37- 21 - 2 Rice 44-25-3 UT-Austin 45-26-4 SMU 47-27-5 Rice, UT, and SMU dropped in the rankings while Texas A&M leapfrogged (pun intended ) all three programs in their first appearance in The Economistrankings.