London’s FT ranks Schulich among world’s top 40 executive education providers

The Financial Times of London has ranked York’s Schulich School of Business among the top 40 executive education providers in the world and number two in Canada. Schulich ranked 34th overall in the 2005 FT ranking of the world’s top 40 business schools that provide executive education programming.

In the survey of business schools that provide open enrolment (public) executive education programs, Schulich ranked 35th in the world, up from the 37th position the previous year. In the survey of the world’s top 50 customized executive education program providers, Schulich ranked 49th and was one of only two Canadian schools to make the ranking.

Other survey highlights:

  • In the open enrolment survey, Schulich ranked second in the world in the category of “Partner Schools”. Twelve schools around the world offer Schulich-created executive education learning, including the University of North Carolina, Texas A&M, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and Victoria, Carleton, St. Mary’s and Laval universities in Canada.

  • Also in the open enrolment survey, Schulich ranked 11th in the world in the category of “Faculty Diversity” and placed 12th in the world in the category of international reach for executive learning (Schulich provides executive training in Asia, Latin America and Russia).

  • In the custom program survey, Schulich ranked third in the world in the “Consortia” category, which measures the extent to which the business school provides executive training for business conglomerates and industry associations.

“We’re pleased to have achieved a strong position globally in one of the most rigorous and comprehensive executive education surveys in the world,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö Horváth. “Today’s ranking is evidence of the progress our school continues to make across all of its programs.”

The survey on executive education providers is a separate ranking from the FT’s survey of MBA programs, which is released in January each year. Schulich’s MBA program was ranked 22nd in the world in 2004.