NEW: Michigan Ross Executive Education Jumps up the Rankings in Financial Times


Michigan Ross continues to make gains in the world of rankings with a new report out this week from the Financial Times.

In the yearly overall ranking looking at Executive Education programs around the globe, Michigan Ross ranks No. 8, joining Harvard and Stanford as the only U.S. schools to make the top eight.  

The ranking is a combination of the school’s performance in open enrollment and custom programs, both of which improved in the standings from the previous year.

The rank for Executive Education open enrollment programs at Ross rose in this latest report, landing at No. 6 — up three spots from last year.

Custom Executive Education programs at Ross, which are learning experiences co-created by the Ross team and their corporate clients, earned their highest spot ever, placing No. 11 in the worldwide ranking, which looked at 90 business programs around the globe.

The Financial Times looks at a variety of factors when compiling their list of the world’s best executive education providers, including program design, teaching methods, faculty, post-program follow-up, educational facilities, value of the program, and even an evaluation of new skills learned by course participants.

One of Michigan Ross most popular programs is the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program, an intensive two-week program that combines action-learning experiences, group discussions, team exercises, and more to help senior HR leaders learn the tools necessary to establish HR as a true partner in advancing and driving business goals.

In the past year, Michigan Ross Executive Education has delivered programs and experiences for leaders and organizations here in Ann Arbor, and at satellite campuses around the world. Ross Executive Education offers global programs in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Continued innovations in program delivery and format are expanding that impact even further. A virtual, daily leadership development course from Professor Bob Quinn asks teams one simple question: What if all your people spent 3-5 minutes a day for 100 days with a world-class leadership coach?  

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This latest ranking comes on the heels of a more holistic ranking the Financial Times released at the tail end of last year. That report looked at the school’s strength across all programs FT reports on, in this case, the Ross Full-Time MBA Program, the Executive MBA Program, and the Executive Education enterprises.

When taken together, Ross’ strength across programs landed it at No. 5 among U.S. business schools.

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