For the fifth straight year, UBC Sauder Executive Education has ranked among the world’s best in the Financial Times for the quality of the professional development programs it delivers. Ranking 46th globally and 17th in North America, UBC Sauder remains the only Canadian business school outside of Ontario to crack the top 50.


“We’re pleased to be included among the world’s elite programs in the Financial Times, as their ranking reflects the positive feedback they’ve drawn from executives in our programs,” said Bruce Wiesner, associate dean of executive education. “It’s satisfying to see that our commitment to providing the highest possible level of customer service inside and outside the classroom is having an impact.”

For the ranking, the Financial Times asked UBC Sauder Executive Education customers to rate their experience with the school across a range of criteria. From the caliber of the faculty and their teaching to the relevance of courses and the ROI they experienced, managers and senior leaders supplied the data that placed UBC Sauder among the world’s best executive education providers.

“It is a tremendous vote of confidence to know that the professionals who take our programs feel that their careers are benefiting and that they are bringing value back to their organizations,” said Wiesner.

He attributes a large part of the success to the central role UBC Sauder’s world-renowned faculty play in delivering and developing executive education courses at the school.

“At UBC Sauder Executive Education, managers learn directly from faculty whose ideas are at the leading edge of business. Our instructors help managers see their business challenges from new perspectives and give them the tools and confidence they need to find solutions the day they get back to work.”

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

Executive Education at the Sauder School of Business

Our professional development programs aim to transform your career and accelerate your organization’s business objectives. With more than one hundred open enrolment programs taught by top Sauder faculty and leading industry experts, we zero in on your goals and ensure you get results.

We have a broad range of programs, from short skill-building courses for managers who want to make their mark to intensive week-long programs in residence for senior leaders. Each is comprehensive and convenient, minimizing your time away from the office and family. All our programs can be customized to meet your organization’s business objectives and professional development needs.