Financial Times ranks UBC Sauder in the top 50 worldwide for executive education

Posted 2017-05-15

Positive feedback from executive clients has helped UBC Sauder Executive Education rank among the world’s best in the Financial Times for the sixth straight year. The trusted publication’s annual survey, published today, places the school among the globe’s top 50 providers of professional development programs for managers and senior leaders. Ranked at 44th in the world and 17th in North America, UBC Sauder is the only Canadian business school outside of Ontario included in the top 50.

“It is rewarding to know that this ranking is determined largely by our clients’ feedback on their experiences in our executive education programs,” said Robert Helsley, dean of the UBC Sauder School of Business. “We are committed to creating exceptional learning opportunities that have the potential to transform careers and organizations, and are pleased our participants feel we are delivering on this commitment.”

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For their ranking, the Financial Times asked UBC Sauder Executive Education participants 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 professional development providers.

“The executive education sector is exceptionally competitive with new global players joining the market and technology driving rapid change,” said Bruce Wiesner, associate dean, executive education. “UBC Sauder is determined to remain at the leading edge and our continued ascent among the world’s top schools in this FT ranking reassures us that we’re meeting this mission.”

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Wiesner says the central role of the UBC Sauder’s leading faculty in developing and delivering executive educations programs is the key to the school’s success. With renowned thought leaders across every area of business, UBC Sauder has an international reputation for research that pushes business in new directions. Ranked in the top 20 in North America in the QS 250 Global Business School’s Report for their research impact, the school’s professors help leaders gain insights on their consumers and workforces, and make crucial decisions on everything from product development to change management.

“Our faculty give managers the ability to see challenges from new perspectives and the confidence they need to create solutions the very day they get back to the office,” he says. “Participants learn from and work with some of the leading minds in business and use their insights to envision a new path forward.”

About UBC Sauder Executive Education

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.