INSEAD ranks top 3 globally in Financial Times' Executive Education Rankings 2018

Only business school in the world to have its MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programmes ranked in the top 3 in the respective categories of Financial Times’ latest rankings

Middle East, Americas, Asia
14 May 2018

INSEAD, the business school for the world, today announced that it has been ranked top 3 globally in the combined ranking of Financial Times’ (FT) Executive Education Rankings 2018. This signifies the school’s best result to date and strengthens INSEAD’s position as a top global provider of world-class Executive Education.

With this latest achievement, INSEAD becomes the only business school in the world to have its MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programmes ranked in the top 3 in the respective categories of Financial Times’ latest rankings.

Ilian Mihov, INSEAD Dean and Professor of Economics, says that, “We would like to thank all staff, faculty, organisational partners and participants who have contributed to these rankings leading to this year’s excellent results. We look forward to your strong support and continued engagement towards INSEAD’s success.” He added that, “Rankings are an important measure of the quality of our programmes, and these results reflects and reinforces INSEAD’s strong reputation and brand globally.”

In both customised and open-enrolment programmes rankings, INSEAD has performed exceptionally by being ranked in the top three in terms of ‘International Participants’ with its high percentage of participants from outside the school’s base country and region; and in ‘Faculty Diversity’ with the school’s strong diversity of its teaching staff according to nationality and gender.

The school has improved in the following key dimensions and ranking criteria for:

Open programmes

  •  ‘Follow-Up’: level of follow-up offered after participants returned to their workplaces, and networking opportunities with fellow participants 
  • ‘Aims Achieved’: extent to which personal and professional expectations were met, and the likelihood that participants would recommend the programme

Customised programmes

  • ‘Preparation’: the provision of advance information on programme content and participant selection process
  •  ‘Future Use’: which measures the likelihood that clients (participants) would reuse INSEAD for other customised programmes in the future or to re-commission the same programme
  • ‘Value for Money’: clients (participants) rating of the programmes’ design, teaching and materials in terms of value for money   

The top 10 in the combined Executive Education Rankings 2018 are: IESE (1st), followed by IMD, INSEAD, LBS, HARVARD, HEC Paris, Stanford, Ross, Said Oxford and CCL. For more details, visit here.

About INSEAD, The Business School for the World

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. Our research, teaching and partnerships reflect this global perspective and cultural diversity.

With locations in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and now North America (San Francisco), INSEAD's business education and research spans four regions. Our 165 renowned Faculty members from 41 countries inspire more than 1,300 degree participants annually in our MBA, Global Executive MBA, Specialised Master’s degrees (Executive Master in Finance and Executive Master in Change) and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD Executive Education programmes each year.

INSEAD continues to conduct cutting-edge research and innovate across all our programmes. We provide business leaders with the knowledge and awareness to operate anywhere. Our core values drive academic excellence and serve the global community as The Business School for the World.

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