Executive Education at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business rates among the world’s best in a ranking published today by the Financial Times, a leading UK-based business newspaper.
The school gained substantially in the ranking, rising 10 places to 51st in the world for the quality of its open enrolment programs offered to management professionals.
Sauder continues to be one of only five Canadian business schools included in the global ranking and the only school west of Ontario to be included among the world’s top executive training providers.
“We are extremely pleased that our efforts to provide excellence in management education continue to be well recognized in this prestigious ranking,” says Robert Helsley, Dean of the Sauder School of Business. “This is a reflection of our staff and faculty’s dedication to providing relevant and impactful learning experiences that provide significant value to executives and their organizations.”
Among the numerous categories on which Sauder was assessed, the school ranked best for “Repeat Business & Growth,” coming in 9th 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.
“It is a tremendous vote of confidence to know that the executives who take our programs feel they are getting significant returns on their investment,” says Bruce Wiesner, Associate Dean of Executive Education. “This makes our ranking even more significant as it reflects the business value our clients have found in their experiences with us.”
For the ranking of open enrollment programs, the Financial Times assesses the quality of short-term non-degree programs offered to managers and senior leaders. In large part, the ranking is determined by feedback from program participants surveyed by the publication.
Sauder 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.
To be considered for the ranking, business schools must meet a strict minimum standard, including international accreditation and revenues of at least $2 million in 2012.
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 57th worldwide in 2013.
Andrew Riley, Public and Media Relations Manager
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
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