FT Executive Education Rankings 2017

15 May 2017

FT Executive Education Rankings 2017

Henley up one place to third in the UK for Executive Education

Henley up one place to third in the UK for Executive Education


Today’s Financial Times Executive Education rankings confirms our position among the top Executive Education providers in the UK by ranking us third for the combined rankings and open programmes, and 5th for custom courses in the UK. We also hold a respectable position amongst the growing number of business schools across the globe. The results reinforce our reputation for transforming individuals and organisations through expert teaching and research. Launched in 1999, the ranking is largely determined by clients’ ratings and is an important resource for organisations looking to invest in development of senior managers and improve corporate performance.

Open programmes

Our open programmes, focusing on key levers of corporate success such as leadership, management, coaching and HR, achieved world top 20 and UK top 3 positions in a number of specific areas:

  • New skills and learning
  • Course design
  • Teaching methods and materials
  • International location
  • Faculty

We have also risen up the ranks to top 25 in the world for the extent and effectiveness of follow-up with course participants. Continued support is an important element of learning at Henley and programme participants have access to an online learning portal, before, during and after course completion. The platform facilitates networking and provides access to learning resources, and gives 12 months free access to FT.com.

Custom Programmes

Tailored to meet the needs of specific clients, our custom programmes are co-created and draw on our experience in leadership, management and organisation development. Each programme is unique and designed to ensure that executive learning contributes to organisational success.

We are a renowned international institution with campuses, offices and partnerships around the world, 72,000 alumni in 150 countries, and further evidenced by our position as no.1 in the UK and no.2 in the world for international clients. We have seen particular success in South Africa and Finland this year and we continue to hold a higher global ranking than competitor Schools in both countries.

Our success in continually adapting to meet current business needs can be seen in our strong improvements and positions rated in the top 30 in the world for:

  • Aims achieved
  • Preparation
  • New skills and learning
  • Follow-up

 Additionally we were rated second in the UK for value for money and third for follow up effectiveness.

 Steve Ludlow, Head of Executive Education, comments:

“Our clients today face dynamic markets, increasing competition and disruptive innovation and it is a privilege to work with leaders to help them tackle these challenges. To respond to this rapidly changing environment Henley has launched some exciting initiatives. In the UK we are developing solutions to help our clients make the most of the Apprenticeship Levy, leveraging our expertise in executive education to provide apprenticeships at degree and masters level that are tailored to the needs of clients. At our campus in South Africa we are building programmes that reflect the cultural and business needs of a dynamic nation, and we are pleased that our new approach to Coaching in an Islamic Context has been received well in the Middle East. At Henley we work hard to align the best of academic expertise with the needs of the individuals and organisations we work with. Our FT rankings results, amongst increasing competition, demonstrate the high standard of our programmes, academics and experts”

Full ranking results can be seen on the Financial Times website