Executive Education at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business rates among the top 50 providers in the world, according to a new ranking published today by leading global business publication Financial Times.

The school gained two places in the ranking, rising to 49th in the world for the quality of its courses offered to management professionals. Sauder is one of only six Canadian business schools included in the global ranking and is one of only two schools west of Ontario to be included.

“Knowing our rank is determined by feedback from executives who participate in our programs is a tremendous vote of confidence. It affirms that the business leaders who have chosen us to meet their training goals feel they are getting significant returns on their investment and substantial business value from our programs,” says Bruce Wiesner, Associate Dean of Executive Education.

Among the numerous categories on which Sauder was assessed, the school ranked best for “Repeat Business & Growth,” ranking 16th in the world. Combining the school’s growth in revenue and percentage of participants who return for further training, success in this area represents a solid indication of customer satisfaction.

For their ranking of open enrollment programs, Financial Times assesses the quality of short-term non-degree programs offered to managers and senior leaders. Sauder’s Executive Education alumni rated their experience with the school across a range of performance indicators, from course preparation to the likelihood of repeat business. Together this feedback accounted for 80 per cent of the school’s overall rank.

Sauder Executive Education offers a comprehensive range of open enrolment programs, from shorter courses for the broader business community to immersive week-long residential courses for senior leaders. Delivering over 115 programs to more than 2,500 executives every year, Sauder Executive Education training is designed to have an immediate, positive impact on performance and minimize time away from the office.

The Financial Times produces a series of rankings rating the quality of business education, including the Financial Times Global MBA ranking in which the UBC MBA program ranked 72nd worldwide in 2014.