FT Executive Education Rankings 2020: methodology and key

This is the 22nd version of the Money Moments rankings of the world’s leading suppliers

This is the 22nd version of the Money Moments rankings of the world’s leading suppliers of customised and open up-enrolment govt education programmes.

The customised ranking attributes the top eighty five business educational institutions — these are classes tailor-made to the schooling wants of the organisations that fee them. The 2nd ranking contains the top seventy five educational institutions for open up-enrolment programmes — classes on distinct subjects, these types of as management, that are directed to experts no matter of their employer. A third, combined ranking lists the top 50 educational institutions for govt education, calculated from the customised and open up tables.

Colleges getting section ought to be internationally accredited by both Equis or AACSB and have gained revenues of at the very least $2m in 2019 from both their customised or open up-enrolment non-diploma programmes. This year, a full of 107 educational institutions took section in both or both rankings.

The ranking of customised study course suppliers is compiled employing knowledge from the business educational institutions and their company purchasers in 2019. Each university ought to nominate a minimum of twenty purchasers. At the very least 5 of them ought to total the FT survey for a university to be qualified for the ultimate ranking.

The FT survey was finished by one,a hundred thirty five business university purchasers this yr — a response rate of 56 for each cent. Each rated their programme on a ten-place scale according to a assortment of indicators. Their answers right advise the initially ten of the ranking’s criteria, from study course style to stick to-up and long term use, which account for a combined 80 for each cent of the ranking’s weight.

Consumer responses are weighted according to programme type. Clientele pick a single of a few choices to categorise their programme: strategic (shipped to top administration and made to influence a company’s path) typical (shipped to administration on operational factors of a firm) or useful (relevant to a distinct purpose, these types of as marketing). Strategic programmes have the major weighting and therefore the biggest impression on the ranking.

Responses are also weighted according to the seniority of the particular person responsible for specifying the study course, the sizing of the client organisation and the selection of educational institutions with which that client has commissioned customised classes in the earlier a few a long time.

The last 5 criteria are calculated from facts delivered by educational institutions on worldwide purchasers, abroad programmes, progress, companion educational institutions and college range.

The open up-enrolment ranking is compiled employing knowledge from study course suppliers and people today who finished their nominated administration programmes in 2019. Colleges submit one or two typical classes of at the very least a few times in duration and a single or two highly developed classes of at the very least 5 times. At least twenty for each cent of these programmes’ members ought to total the FT survey, with a minimum of twenty finished surveys, for a university to be viewed as in the ultimate ranking.

A full of five,480 members answered this year’s open up programme survey — a response rate of 37 for each cent — rating things of their study course on a ten-place scale. Responses by highly developed and typical-amount members are combined to work out the initially ten ranking criteria.

These criteria, which include things like the quality of the members, of the training and the relevance of the expertise they gained, advise 80 for each cent of the ranking. Faculty knowledge are utilised to work out the remaining criteria on feminine and worldwide members, progress, worldwide location and companion educational institutions.

For both rankings, facts collected in the previous two a long time is utilised, wherever readily available, to work out criteria informed by client and participant responses. If a university has participated for the earlier a few a long time, the weighting is forty:33:27, with 2020 knowledge counting for forty for each cent. If two a long time of facts is readily available, the weighting is fifty five:forty five, with 2020 knowledge accounting for fifty five for each cent.

The weightings accorded to the initially nine and ten criteria in the customised and open up rankings, respectively, are determined by the amount of great importance purchasers and members attach to every single in their surveys for the 2020 ranking. Weightings for these criteria therefore differ somewhat from yr to yr.

Colleges that attribute in both rankings are qualified for the combined in general ranking. The top 50 educational institutions are calculated according to an equal weighting of the full scores obtained in both rankings, somewhat than an ordinary of ranking positions.

Judith Pizer of Pizer-MacMillan acted as the FT’s database advisor

Key: Customised-enrolment programme

(weights for ranking criteria are revealed in brackets as a share of the in general ranking)

The initially ten criteria, up to and which includes “Future use”, are based on knowledge from the providers that commissioned govt classes.

The up coming 5 are based on knowledge claimed by business educational institutions. Colleges are ranked for every single of these criteria. The last category, “Total responses‡”, is for facts only and does not advise the ranking.

Figures in brackets present the weight every single criterion contributes to the in general ranking. The weighting accorded to the initially nine criteria, from preparing to worth for cash, accounts for 80 for each cent of the full ranking’s weight. It is determined by the level of great importance that purchasers attach to every single.

Preparing (eight.3): amount of interaction concerning client and university, the extent to which clients’ suggestions have been built-in into the programme, and the efficiency of the university in integrating its latest research.

Programme style (eight.4): adaptability of the study course and the willingness of educational institutions to enhance their college with external professionals.

Training techniques and materials (7.nine): extent to which training techniques and materials have been modern and ideal, and bundled a appropriate mix of academic rigour and useful relevance.

College (eight.4): top quality of training and the extent to which training staff members labored collectively to existing a coherent programme.

New expertise and discovering (eight.3): relevance of expertise gained to the place of work, the ease with which they have been applied, and the extent to which the course encouraged new strategies of wondering.

Stick to-up (7.3): extent and efficiency of stick to-up made available just after the study course members returned to their workplaces.

Aims obtained (eight.4): extent to which academic and business anticipations have been achieved, and the top quality of feedback from particular person members to study course commissioners.

Facilities (7.4): rating of the discovering environment’s top quality and benefit, and of supporting methods and facilities.

Worth for cash (7.7): clients’ rating of the programme’s style, training and materials in phrases of worth for cash.

Long term use (eight.): likelihood that purchasers would reuse the very same university for other customised programmes in the long term, and no matter whether they would recommission the very same programme.

Intercontinental purchasers (five.): based on the share of purchasers with headquarters exterior the business school’s foundation country and region.

Overseas programmes (two.): worldwide access of the school’s customised programme training.

Growth (five.): based on the in general progress in revenues from customised programmes as well as the progress in revenues from repeat business.

Associate educational institutions (3.): amount and top quality of programmes developed or taught in conjunction with other Equis or Association to Advance Collegiate Colleges of Business enterprise (AACSB) accredited business educational institutions.

College range (five.): range of university college according to citizenship and gender.

Complete responses: selection of particular person surveys finished by the school’s purchasers. Figures in brackets point out the selection of a long time of survey knowledge counted to the ranking.

Key: Open up-enrolment programme

(weights for ranking criteria are revealed in brackets as a share of the in general ranking)

The initially ten criteria are based on knowledge from programme members the up coming six are based on knowledge submitted by the business educational institutions. Ranks are revealed for every single of these criteria, apart from “Female participants”, which reveals the share. Figures in brackets present the weight every single criterion contributes to the in general ranking. The weighting accorded to the initially ten criteria, from preparing to facilities, accounts for 80 for each cent of the full ranking’s weight. It is determined by the amount of great importance that members attach to every single.

Preparing (7.7): provision of highly developed facts on programme material, and the participant choice procedure.

Program style (eight.six): adaptability of the study course and appropriateness of class sizing, construction and style.

Training techniques and materials (eight.3): extent to which training techniques and materials have been modern and ideal, and bundled a appropriate mix of academic rigour and useful relevance.

College (eight.7): top quality of the training and the extent to which training staff members labored collectively to existing a coherent programme.

Top quality of members (7.nine): extent to which other members have been of the ideal managerial and academic common, the worldwide range of members and the top quality of interaction between peers.

New expertise and discovering (eight.7): relevance of expertise gained to the place of work, the ease with which they have been applied, and the extent to which the study course inspired new strategies of wondering.

Stick to-up (7.3): amount of stick to-up made available just after members returned to their workplaces, and networking opportunities with fellow members.

Aims obtained (eight.4): extent to which own and professional anticipations have been achieved, and the likelihood that members would endorse the programme.

Foods and accommodation (six.eight): rating of the top quality of food and accommodation.

Facilities (7.six): rating of the discovering environment’s top quality and benefit, and of supporting methods and facilities.

Feminine members (two.): share of feminine study course members.

Intercontinental members (3.): based on the share of members from exterior the business school’s foundation country and region.

Intercontinental location (two.): extent to which programmes are operate exterior the school’s foundation country and region.

Growth (five.): based on the in general progress in revenues from open up programmes as well as the progress in revenues from repeat business.

Associate educational institutions (3.): amount and top quality of programmes taught in conjunction with other Equis or AACSB accredited business educational institutions.

College range (five.): range of university college according to citizenship and gender.