This is the 22nd edition of the Economic Instances rankings of the world’s primary companies of customised and open up-enrolment executive education programmes.

The customised ranking capabilities the top rated 85 business enterprise faculties — these are programs personalized to the schooling requirements of the organisations that fee them. The next ranking contains the top rated 75 faculties for open up-enrolment programmes — programs on precise subject areas, such as leadership, that are directed in direction of gurus regardless of their employer. A 3rd, mixed ranking lists the top rated 50 faculties for executive education, calculated from the customised and open up tables.

Colleges taking component need to be internationally accredited by possibly Equis or AACSB and have gained revenues of at the very least $2m in 2019 from possibly their customised or open up-enrolment non-degree programmes. This year, a full of 107 faculties took component in possibly or equally rankings.

The ranking of customised program companies is compiled working with facts from the business enterprise faculties and their corporate shoppers in 2019. Each and every school need to nominate a minimum amount of 20 shoppers. At the very least five of them need to entire the FT study for a school to be suitable for the last ranking.

The FT study was accomplished by 1,135 business enterprise school shoppers this 12 months — a reaction charge of fifty six for each cent. Each and every rated their programme on a ten-issue scale in accordance to a variety of indicators. Their solutions immediately inform the very first ten of the ranking’s conditions, from program style to abide by-up and potential use, which account for a mixed 80 for each cent of the ranking’s weight.

Customer responses are weighted in accordance to programme sort. Clientele pick 1 of three selections to categorise their programme: strategic (sent to top rated administration and made to impact a company’s direction) standard (sent to administration on operational factors of a organization) or purposeful (related to a precise purpose, such as promoting). Strategic programmes have the biggest weighting and consequently the biggest impression on the ranking.

Responses are also weighted in accordance to the seniority of the particular person dependable for specifying the program, the dimension of the client organisation and the quantity of faculties with which that client has commissioned customised programs in the previous three several years.

The very last five conditions are calculated from data provided by faculties on international shoppers, overseas programmes, progress, lover faculties and school range.

The open up-enrolment ranking is compiled working with facts from program companies and persons who accomplished their nominated administration programmes in 2019. Colleges post one or two standard programs of at the very least three times in size and 1 or two advanced programs of at the very least five times. At least 20 for each cent of these programmes’ members need to entire the FT study, with a minimum amount of 20 accomplished surveys, for a school to be thought of in the last ranking.

A full of 5,480 members answered this year’s open up programme study — a reaction charge of 37 for each cent — rating aspects of their program on a ten-issue scale. Responses by advanced and standard-degree members are mixed to compute the very first ten ranking conditions.

These conditions, which incorporate the quality of the members, of the teaching and the relevance of the skills they attained, inform 80 for each cent of the ranking. Faculty facts are used to compute the remaining conditions on female and international members, progress, international place and lover faculties.

For equally rankings, data collected in the previous two several years is used, where by accessible, to compute conditions knowledgeable by client and participant responses. If a school has participated for the previous three several years, the weighting is 40:33:27, with 2020 facts counting for 40 for each cent. If two several years of data is accessible, the weighting is fifty five:forty five, with 2020 facts accounting for fifty five for each cent.

The weightings accorded to the very first 9 and ten conditions in the customised and open up rankings, respectively, are determined by the degree of importance shoppers and members attach to every single in their surveys for the 2020 ranking. Weightings for these conditions consequently fluctuate somewhat from 12 months to 12 months.

Colleges that function in equally rankings are suitable for the mixed in general ranking. The top rated 50 faculties are calculated in accordance to an equal weighting of the full scores realized in equally rankings, relatively than an common of ranking positions.

Judith Pizer of Pizer-MacMillan acted as the FT’s database marketing consultant

Vital: Customised-enrolment programme

(weights for ranking conditions are shown in brackets as a share of the in general ranking)

The very first ten conditions, up to and like “Future use”, are centered on facts from the firms that commissioned executive programs.

The following five are centered on facts described by business enterprise faculties. Colleges are rated for every single of these conditions. The very last category, “Total responses‡”, is for data only and does not inform the ranking.

Figures in brackets exhibit the weight every single criterion contributes to the in general ranking. The weighting accorded to the very first 9 conditions, from preparation to benefit for revenue, accounts for 80 for each cent of the full ranking’s weight. It is determined by the level of importance that shoppers attach to every single.

Planning (8.three): degree of interaction between client and school, the extent to which clients’ strategies were built-in into the programme, and the effectiveness of the school in integrating its hottest exploration.

Programme style (8.4): adaptability of the program and the willingness of faculties to complement their school with external gurus.

Training techniques and materials (seven.nine): extent to which teaching techniques and components were up to date and acceptable, and included a suitable blend of academic rigour and realistic relevance.

School (8.4): good quality of teaching and the extent to which teaching personnel worked together to current a coherent programme.

New skills and understanding (8.three): relevance of skills attained to the workplace, the ease with which they were executed, and the extent to which the course encouraged new ways of thinking.

Follow-up (seven.three): extent and effectiveness of abide by-up presented soon after the program members returned to their workplaces.

Aims realized (8.4): extent to which academic and business enterprise expectations were satisfied, and the good quality of opinions from particular person members to program commissioners.

Amenities (seven.4): rating of the understanding environment’s good quality and advantage, and of supporting sources and services.

Worth for revenue (seven.seven): clients’ rating of the programme’s style, teaching and components in conditions of benefit for revenue.

Upcoming use (8.): likelihood that shoppers would reuse the very same school for other customised programmes in the potential, and whether or not they would recommission the very same programme.

Worldwide shoppers (5.): centered on the share of shoppers with headquarters outside the house the business enterprise school’s base region and location.

Abroad programmes (2.): international access of the school’s customised programme teaching.

Progress (5.)
: centered on the in general progress in revenues from customised programmes as effectively as the progress in revenues from repeat business enterprise.

Companion faculties (three.): quantity and good quality of programmes created or taught in conjunction with other Equis or Affiliation to Progress Collegiate Colleges of Business (AACSB) accredited business enterprise faculties.

School range (5.): range of school school in accordance to citizenship and gender.

Whole responses: quantity of particular person surveys accomplished by the school’s shoppers. Figures in brackets point out the quantity of several years of study facts counted in direction of the ranking.

Vital: Open-enrolment programme

(weights for ranking conditions are shown in brackets as a share of the in general ranking)

The very first ten conditions are centered on facts from programme members the following 6 are centered on facts submitted by the business enterprise faculties. Ranks are shown for every single of these conditions, aside from “Female participants”, which shows the share. Figures in brackets exhibit the weight every single criterion contributes to the in general ranking. The weighting accorded to the very first ten conditions, from preparation to services, accounts for 80 for each cent of the full ranking’s weight. It is determined by the degree of importance that members attach to every single.

Planning (seven.seven): provision of advanced data on programme information, and the participant collection system.

System style (8.six): adaptability of the program and appropriateness of class dimension, structure and style.

Training techniques and components (8.three): extent to which teaching techniques and components were up to date and acceptable, and included a suitable blend of academic rigour and realistic relevance.

School (8.seven): good quality of the teaching and the extent to which teaching personnel worked together to current a coherent programme.

Top quality of members (seven.nine): extent to which other members were of the acceptable managerial and academic standard, the international range of members and the good quality of interaction among friends.

New skills and understanding (8.seven): relevance of skills attained to the workplace, the ease with which they were executed, and the extent to which the program encouraged new ways of thinking.

Follow-up (seven.three): degree of abide by-up presented soon after members returned to their workplaces, and networking opportunities with fellow members.

Aims realized (8.4): extent to which individual and qualified expectations were satisfied, and the likelihood that members would propose the programme.

Meals and lodging (six.8): rating of the good quality of food items and lodging.

Amenities (seven.six): rating of the understanding environment’s good quality and advantage, and of supporting sources and services.

Feminine members (2.): share of female program members.

Worldwide members (three.): centered on the share of members from outside the house the business enterprise school’s base region and location.

Worldwide place (2.): extent to which programmes are operate outside the house the school’s base region and location.

Progress (5.): centered on the in general progress in revenues from open up programmes as effectively as the progress in revenues from repeat business enterprise.

Companion faculties (three.): quantity and good quality of programmes taught in conjunction with other Equis or AACSB accredited business enterprise faculties.

School range (5.): range of school school in accordance to citizenship and gender.