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IESE Barcelona tops the Financial Times list of top 50 executive programs for the fifth year in a row

The Financial Times 2019 list of executive programs points to some interesting trends in diversity and program design
BY Anandamayee Singh |   04-06-2019

BrainGain Magazine

The Financial Times have released their 2019 rankings for the top 50 open-enrollment program providers for executive education in the world. Executive education programs are designed for executives, business leaders and functional managers. The rankings are based on student and company ratings, and assess schools across sixteen different criteria. These include preparation, program design, teaching methods and materials, faculty, new skills and learning, follow-up, aims achieved, facilities, value for money, future use, international clients, overseas program, growth, partner schools and faculty diversity.

The IESE business school in Barcelona has topped this list for the fifth year in a row, scoring well across all categories because of its custom program, designed for corporate clients. Of the top twelve schools, three are based in France-- HEC Paris, Insead and Essec Business School-- and three --Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan: Ross and University of Pennsylvania: Wharton-- are based in the U.S. Interestingly, the Ivy Leagues just make the list this year, suggesting a trend of students and companies investing more in programs than the prestige of a well-ranked school.

While gender disparity is still a problem, two of the top twelve schools-- Iese Business School and University of Michigan: Ross-- have more female than male participants. Iese is also ranked on top for its diverse faculty, while Insead in France is rated the highest for international participants.

The rankings are in the table below:

Rank School Country
1 Iese Business School Spain
2 IMD Business School Switzerland
3 HEC Paris France
4 Stanford Graduate School of Business U.S.
5 University of Michigan: Ross U.S.
6 Insead France
7 London Business School U.K.
8 Essec Business School France
9 SDA Bocconi Italy
10 Fundação Dom Cabral Brazil
10 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton U.S.
12 ESMT Berlin Germany
13 Esade Business School Spain
14 University of Oxford: Saïd U.K.
15 Center for Creative Leadership Global
16 Stockholm School of Economics Sweden
17 Columbia Business School U.S.
18 Edhec Business School France
19 Ashridge Executive Education at Hult U.K.
20 Henley Business School U.K.
21 University of Chicago: Booth U.S.
22 Ipade Business School Mexico
23 University of Arizona: Eller U.S.
24 University of Cambrdige: Judge U.K.
25 Western University: Ivey Canada
26 Incae Business School Costa Rica
27 University of Toronto: Rotman Canada
28 University of St. Gallen Switzerland
29 ESCP Europe Europe-wide
30 Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU U.S.
31 Vlerick Business School Belgium
32 Ceibs China
33 University of Virginia: Darden U.S.
34 National University of Singapore Business School U.S.
35 Cranfield School of Management U.K.
36 AGSM at UNSW Business School Australia
37 Gordon Institute of Business Science at UP South Africa
38 Aalto University Finland
39 Insper Brazil
40 UCLA: Anderson U.S.
41 Eada Business School Barcelona Spain
42 York University: Schulich Canada
43 Indian Institute of Management Bangalore India
44 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad India
45 EMLyon Business School France
46 Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal
47 Grenoble Ecole de Managament France
48 Católica Lisbon School of Economics Portugal
49 Irish Management Institute Ireland
50 Tias Business School, Tilburg University Netherlands

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