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  • Wednesday, May 29, 10 AM EST (7 AM PT) / 60 minutes
  • Open to EMBAC academic members only
  • John Byrne, founder and editor-in-chief of and
  • $89 USD

What you will receive: You will receive a confirmation upon registration. In addition, a few days before the conference, you will receive a second e-mail with a web link and instructions to use the Zoom conference platform.

Webinar Cancellation Policy: Full webinar fees will be refunded if cancellation is received in writing no later than May 22, 2019. NO REFUNDS will be granted after that time or for “no shows.”

Webinar - Rankings
Deciphering the EMBA Rankings

Love them or hate them, you have to admit that rankings are highly influential. They are consulted by just about everyone who applies to an EMBA Program. What do they really measure? Which ones are most influential? And how legitimate are they?

The upcoming hour-long webinar will explore those questions and more about the world of rankings, as well as help answer EMBAC member questions about rankings. Join your colleagues for insights from a knowledgeable presenter and discussion about a topic that impacts your program’s success in the marketplace.

Your Expert Guide: John Byrne

Founder and editor-in-chief of and, John A. Byrne will lead the webinar. Byrne wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen business books, including two New York Times bestsellers. Byrne previously served as executive editor of Businessweek magazine, editor-in-chief of, and editor-in-chief of Fast Company magazine. He is the only journalist to have written cover stories for all three major U.S. business magazines: Businessweek, Forbes, and Fortune. He wrote a record 58 cover stories alone at Businessweek. He also created for Businessweek the first of the regularly published rankings on MBA programs in 1988.

A member of the 2015-2016 EMBAC Board of Trustees and co-chair of the EMBAC Center for Research, Tanya van Lill became director of Academic Programs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria in April 2014. Her previous roles at GIBS include associate director of Academic Programs, associate director of Executive Education Open Programs, and senior program manager for Company Specific Programs. Before joining GIBS, she worked at Standard Bank, FNB Card, and Digital Healthcare Solutions. She received her MBA from GIBS.

With limited available slots, early registration is encouraged.


Online registration now open. Early registration is encouraged.