Among the best global executive education providers

11 May 2020

BI Norwegian Business School remains among the best global executive education providers for customised and open enrolment programmes, according to a new ranking by Financial Times (FT).

FT ranking

Financial Times Executive Education rankings 2020 consist of two separate rankings, Customised Programmes and Open Enrolment Programmes, both based on results from surveys sent to students and companies which have participated in the courses.

“I am pleased to see that the FT survey demonstrates that we continue to deliver world class executive education to a rapidly evolving job market. This ranking is considered as one of the most well-known indicators of the quality of executive education providers globally as it is largely determined by client and participants evaluations, “ says Inge Jan Henjesand, President at BI Norwegian Business School.Nye bilder Inge Jan Henjesand

The rankings include assessment of 16 different criteria, as course design, faculty, teaching methods and facilities.  FT also considers the employment level of the participants where senior management programmes are ranked higher than programmes for middle managers and specialists.

Of the world’s best open enrolment programmes, FT ranks BI as number 65 out of 75 schools on the list, up from number 75 out of 80 schools in 2019. IMD Business School ranks as number one, followed by University of Oxford and Insead.

For customized programmes, FT places BI as number 75 out of 80 schools eligible on this year’s list. In 2019 BI was ranked as number 66 out of 90 schools. Spain’s IESE Business School tops the list for the fourth year in a row, ahead of Hec Paris and Essec Business School.

From strategic management, entrepreneurship to digital transformation and tailor made skills updates for companies, BI offers a wide range of executive education programs designed to combine studies and career development.

“During the past few months, our innovation skills have been stress tested at an unanticipated fast pace demonstrating the importance of being able to offer high quality course design and teaching methods. We will continue our effort to meet new needs from employers and executives in an increasingly diverse , crowded and disrupted market,” says Henjesand.Tomt Campus 18

About Financial Times Executive Education rankings 2020:

Financial Times’ (FT) rankings of executive education are largely based on customer satisfaction. FT also considers the employment level of the participants: senior management programmes are ranked higher than programmes for middle managers and specialists. FT adds an additional weight to the school's international profile in the programme implementation.

About Financial Times Ranking:

FT has nine program rankings yearly, and normally BI participates in five of these: Masters in Finance, Masters in Management, Executive Education – Open enrolment programs and customized programmes, Executive MBA, and the European business schools ranking.

Financial Times has a total of six separate rankings that target specific educational programmes. BI competes in the first four rankings mentioned below, as well as the summary school ranking (FT European Business School ranking).

  • Executive MBA
  • Executive education (Customized Programmes and Open Enrolment programmes)
  • Masters in Management
  • Masters in Finance
  • Global MBA 
  • Online MBA
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