Pushing upwards on two FT rankings
NHH and AFF get record placements in two Financial Times rankings of executive education and achieve the best result in over ten years.
Today, the Financial Times publishes two rankings: Executive Education Open Programmes and Executive Education Custom Programmes.
NHH and AFF are pushing upwards on both FT rankings.
`This is the best result in ten years and quite outstanding, considering that we are ranked together with reputable international business schools offering these kinds of programmes´, said NHH Rector Øystein Thøgersen.
The five sub-rankings on which FT's main ranking is based are (weighting in brackets):
Global MBA (25 per cent)
Executive Education Open Programmes (12,5 per cent)
Executive Education Custom Programmes (12,5 per cent)
Masters in Management (25 per cent)
Executive MBA (25 per cent)
No 26 globally
AFF and NHH's Executive Education Open Programmes are now number 26 in the world, according to FT.
The programmes have never received a higher ranking. In 2019, they were in 33rd place.
The result reflects the participants who take these programmes, according to CEO of AFF Trond Søreide.
`These are leaders who really commit, not only to ensuring their own development, but also to developing each other. Our role is to be facilitators. Therefore, we are particularly pleased that we score particularly high in the categories of program design, learning methods and the participants' goal achievement´, said Søreide.
HEC Paris is ranked first. In the Nordic countries, the Stockholm School of Economics is at the top, with a 10thplace.
Customized Programmes up 21 places
It is not only the NHHE / AFF Open Programmes that make it strong in this year's FT ranking:
The in-house programmes provided by NHH Executive and AFF are ranked number 65 in the world. This is a remarkable progress of 21 places, from 86th place in 2018.
Director at NHH Executive Tore Hillestad is not surprised by the FT results. He believes NHH and AFF together deliver top class "tailor-made" education.
– And demand for in house programmes in Norway is increasing. Companies want specially designed programmes within innovation, organization and management - and not least sustainability, Hillestad said.
This year, FT ranks 70 institutions. The customized programmes at HEC Paris is ranked first. In the Nordic countries, the Stockholm School of Economics is at the top, with a 25th place.