This past June, The Economist magazine informed business schools participating in its 2022 Which MBA? ranking that it will no longer be publishing global MBA and Executive MBA rankings. In an email to business schools, Claudia Malley, president and managing director of Economist Impact, said it was a “commercial decision.”
That’s clear, and it’s true. Publications running rankings are in it for the money. But so are the schools participating in them. This is especially the case for MBA and EMBA programs.