May 24, 2022

Financial Times 2022 Executive Education Rankings Just Released

The Financial Times (FT) published the 2022 Executive Education rankings on May 22nd.  The annual rankings evaluate both open-enrollment executive programs as well as custom courses for executive clients. 


In the #1 spot was HEC Paris, which captured the feat of being the only school ever to rank first in the open-enrollment, custom course, and combined ranking.  Anne-Valérie Corboz, associate dean of executive education at HEC Paris, told FT, “demand is picking up significantly…there have been a lot of requests after a halt for two years, especially from senior executive teams who have not had the opportunity to meet and reconnect around new approaches to working, organizational design and coping with Generation Z.”


Rounding out the top 10 spots were 8 schools from Europe including Spain’s IESE at #2, Switzerland’s IMD at #3, and LBS at #5.  The only U.S. school to even be featured in the top 50 rankings was University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business at #8; however, Ross ranked first in the category of highest growth in revenue from open-enrollment programs.  From South America, Brazil’s Fundacao Dom Cabral cracked the top 10 at #9.  In Asia, CEIBS in Shanghai was the highest ranked school, coming in #14, and the Asia region contributed six schools in FT’s top 50 rankings.


To be eligible for the rankings, business schools must be accredited by at least one of the two leading agencies, AACSB or EFMD.  Additionally, the schools must meet the requirement of at least $1 million in revenue a year from their custom or open programs in order to take part in the rankings.


Here is a snapshot of the top 10 Executive Education business schools:


1.HEC ParisFrance / Qatar
2.Iese Business SchoolSpain / US / Germany / Brazil
3.IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland
4.Esade Business SchoolSpain
5.London Business SchoolUK / UAE
6.Essec Business SchoolFrance
7.SDA BocconiItaly
8.University of Michigan: RossUS
9.Fundação Dom CabralBrazil
10.Edhec Business SchoolFrance/ UK / Singapore


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