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IESE top for executive education programmes

IMD, IESE and Harvard top the Financial Times’ ranking for open-enrolment executive education programmes 2016. IESE, HEC and Duke take the first three ranks for custom-made-programmes. Therefore, Spain’s IESE is coming closest of any school to achieving top scores in both rankings since the start of the survey in 1999.


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The rankings are based on criteria including participants’ and clients’ satisfaction, the diversity of participants and faculty, as well as the schools’ international teaching and students. While IESE is top for only one criterion - international clients - in the ranking of customised programmes, the Spanish school is in the top five for 11 out of 15 criteria. 

European schools occupy the top two places of each ranking. Harvard Business School in the open ranking and Duke Corporate Education in the customised ranking are the top North American schools, both in third place.

Within the consolidated “top 50 programmes” list, though, North American schools fare better than their European counterparts for open-enrolment programmes, while European schools stay ahead for customised programmes. Asia comes third in both cases, followed by South America, Oceania and Africa. 

Find all rankings here:
Executive Education - Open ranking (2016) 
Executive Education - Customised programmes ranking (2016)
Financial Times Executive Education (2016)

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