Financial Times: Aalto EE improves its ranking despite increasingly intense competition
Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) improved its position among the top 50 executive education providers in the annual Financial Times Executive Education ranking. This year, Aalto EE achieved a global ranking of 47th, one place higher than last year. Aalto EE's strengths include internationality, learning methods with high impact and quality of training.
Last year, Aalto EE provided 96 customized solutions to companies and organizations, while over 1,700 participants completed open-enrollment executive education programs. According to the Financial Times, Aalto EE's teaching methods are a successful combination of hands-on learning and academic knowledge. Customers felt that they had achieved the set targets and obtained new skills relevant to their work.
Customers also appreciated the skilled faculty and the high quality of training, and Aalto EE's expertise in course design, all of which translates into a coherent program offering. As in previous years, the ranking cited Aalto EE's internationality and its global partner network as specific strengths. Aalto EE’s strategic partner, Spanish top school ESADE, ranked eighth in the listing.
”Considering the growing intensity of international competition, the improvement in our ranking is encouraging news. The annual rankings of Financial Times represent an important performance indicator for us, although not the only one. Competition is extremely tough, as evidenced by the fact that we are still the only Finnish player in the global top 50. This ranking assures our customers of the world-class quality of our program content, methods and faculty,” says Professor Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director of Aalto University Executive Education.
Open enrolment and customized programs are ranked separately in the FT Executive Education ranking. The overall listing is based on the total rating achieved in these two categories. The ranking is based on customer feedback and statistics provided by the schools. The Financial Times only ranks the top 50 executive education providers. Globally, executive education and MBA programs are offered by around 4,000 institutions.
The top three executive education establishments in the ranking remained the same: Iese Business School, HEC Paris and IMD.
Now participating for the 15th time, Aalto University Executive Education is ranked under the name Aalto University.
Pekka Mattila (D.Soc.Sc.), Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice,
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
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