FT Executive Education ranking 2018

14 May 2018

FT Executive Education ranking 2018

Executive Education lands top positions in world ranking

At a time of increased competition in the leadership development market, today’s Financial Times Executive Education ranking evidences the rigour and relevance of Henley Business School’s expertise and programmes. Our courses are placed in top 5, top 20 and top 25 positions for the UK, Europe and the world in the combined ranking of open and custom programmes, with particular success for our open programmes highlighted in the UK (no.3) and Europe (no.8).

Launched nearly 20 years ago, the ranking is largely determined by clients’ ratings and is a useful resource for businesses and professionals who are looking to develop management skills and improve corporate performance.

Open programmes

With expert academics and practitioners from across the private, public and third sectors, we pride ourselves in ensuring our teaching is of high quality and relevant to the current business world. Our programmes’ success is shown by strong positions for course design, new skills and learning, and teaching methods and materials:

  • Course design: No.2 in the UK, no.4 in Europe and no.11 in the world
  • New skills and learning: No.2 in the UK, no.5 in Europe and no.10 in the world
  • Teaching methods and materials: No.2 in the UK, no.5 in Europe and no.14 in the world

The excellence of our programmes is further demonstrated by our top 10 positions for faculty rank: no.2 in the UK, no.4 in Europe and no.10 in the world.

We are also pleased to see that we are ranked no.2 in the UK, no.7 in Europe and no.15 in the world for participants’ aims achieved. Our focus on individuals and their businesses through relevant content and executive coaching ensures that our programme members go away with enhanced knowledge to contribute to organisational success.

Custom Programmes

We work closely with our custom clients to understand their organisation, opportunities and challenges and co-create programmes to meet their specific needs and are pleased to have maintained a top 10, top 25 and top 50 position in the UK, Europe and the world.

Henley is an international institution with campuses, offices and partnerships around the world and 75,000 alumni in 150 countries, and our global reputation is reflected by our positions as no.2 in the UK, no.4 in Europe and no.5 in the world for international clients.

Additionally, our success in creating tailored programmes based on client requirements is shown by our UK top 10 positions for programme design, teaching methods and materials, new skills and learning, aims achieved and value for money.

Steve Ludlow, Head of Executive Education, comments:

“Our results in this open and custom ranking are testament to the hard work of our academics, experts, and indeed our programme participants. We are also pleased with the expansion of our custom executive education business at our South Africa campus, which has become an important part of Henley’s international reach.
The FT Executive Education ranking is based on ‘non-qualification’ (non-degree) programmes, but this year has also seen a significant growth in Henley’s custom qualification business with the launch of the UK Army Higher Education Pathway in partnership with Sandhurst and the introduction of Degree Apprenticeships for major public and private sector organisations. We look forward to another successful year with our clients and programme members.”

The open and customised programme ranking details can be seen on the Financial Times website.