Financial Times Releases Executive Education Rankings for 2019

Stanford Graduate School of Business
IMD Business School

Financial Times has released its rankings for the top executive-education providers for 2019, and IMD and Stanford top the list of open enrollment providers, while IESE is No. 1 in custom programs for the fifth consecutive year.

Jean-Francois Manzoni, IMD President, comments, “We have shown a great deal of consistency in our pursuit of excellence. We recognize that we must continue to try to stay a step ahead and be true to our mission of developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.”

Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business Jonathan Levin says, “Our programs offer a really immersive experience for participants, offering a chance to connect with faculty and each other, get exposed to a whole new set of ideas, and stay up to date with what’s going on in the world.”

These are the top 10 providers of open programs for 2019:

1. IMD Business School

1. Stanford Graduate School of Business

3. University of Chicago: Booth

4. University of Michigan: Ross


6. IESE Business School

6. University of Oxford: Saïd

8. ESMT Berlin

9. Columbia Business School

10. University of Pennsylvania: Wharton

The top 10 providers of custom programs for 2019 are:

1. IESE Business School

2. Duke Corporate Education

3. IMD Business School

4. SDA Bocconi

5. Essec Business School

6. HEC Paris

7. London Business School

8. Fundação Dom Cabral

9. University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler

10. Edhec Business School

The Financial Times rankings are based primarily of ratings from students and companies that have participated in courses, and include assessments of course design, faculty, teaching methods, and facilities.

For additional information or to see the full list of 2019 rankings, visit the Financial Times site.

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