FT Ranks IESE 5th in the World Overall for Exec Ed; No. 2 for Open Programs


The Financial Times has ranked IESE 5th in the world overall for its executive education programs, and No. 1 in Europe and No. 2 in the world for open enrollment offerings.

The ranking takes into account factors such as the quality of the faculty, participant satisfaction and the international character of the school. It ranks the top 50 business schools around the globe.

The top five schools for executive education programs according to the ranking were:

  1. Harvard Business School
  2. HEC Paris
  3. IMD
  4. Center for Creative Leadership
  5. IESE Business School

IESE's positive results in the ranking demonstrate the effectiveness of the school's educational approach, said Josep Valor, the school's associate dean.

"There are two key aspects of the school's international dimension," he said."The first is IESE's network of associated business schools and alliances around the world. The second is the international make up of the students and faculty."

The school also earned high marks in the area of custom programs, taking 8th place in Europe.

The ranking is based upon questionnaires, interviews and school statistical data.