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Financial Times Releases Executive Education Rankings for 2013

May 13, 2013 IMD holds on to the top position for open enrollment courses

The Financial Times has updated its rankings of executive education courses for 2013. This year, the ranking of open enrollment courses is once again topped by Switzerland's IMD Business School, which is followed by Spain's IESE Business School and the US-based Thunderbird School of Management.

Harvard Business School has lost two spots this year, to land at position number four in the rankings, and is followed by the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. INSEAD has risen four positions to land at number six.

The rest of the top ten includes HEC Paris (ranked 7), the Stanford Graduate School of Business (8), Spain's Esade Business School (9), and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business (10).

London Business School and the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business have both dropped out of the top 10 open enrollment program listings this year, landing at positions 12 and 14, respectively. Essec Business School has also lost its top-10 position, losing 12 spots to land at rank 19.

Further down the list, there are a few big movers. Switzerland's University of St. Gallen has made solid progress, rising 10 spots to land at number 20. A newcomer this year, Washington University's Olin Business School has a strong debut at position number 26.

Other newcomers on the open enrollment listings include the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business (ranked 52), the University of California's Haas School of Business (53), and the Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore (63).

The FT ranks open enrollment programs by collecting data from the course providers as well as from course participants. The data is based on one or two general programs of at least three days in length, and one or two advanced programs of at least five days in length. The majority of the ranking is determined by qualitative responses to questions that gauge the effectiveness of the programs and the degree to which expectations were met, among other criteria.

Other ranking criteria include the quality of provided food and accommodation.

For more information about the rankings or methodology, please see the FT's 2013 executive education ranking coverage.

 

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