World-class in-house programmes
NHH Executive and AFF can boast a record-high ranking on the Financial Times sub-ranking, advancing two places from last year.
The results of two Financial Times sub-rankings were published in May. They rank management and executive education programmes offered by business schools all over the world.
‘This is a very strong result, and shows that we have world-class business programmes. We have the highest ranking in the country and this is our best ranking in 11 years,’ says Rector Øystein Thøgersen.
NHH climbs 23 places, from 86th place in 2018.
RAISED THE LEVEL
The Director of NHH Executive Tore Hillestad is also very pleased with the results:
‘In recent years, we have really raised the level of our in-house programmes. They are first class, providing companies with a custom-made approach to sustainability, innovation, organisation and management. The feedback we get from the companies shows that we are hitting the mark. The benefits are great,’ says Hillestad.
This year’s ranking analysed 75 institutions, which is five more than last year. FT ranks Duke Corporate Education on top, then Insead and HEC Paris. The Stockholm School of Economics has the highest ranking in the Nordic region at 26th place.
The FT ranking
The Financial Times conducts five sub-rankings each year. At the end of the year, they are compiled in an overall ranking. The five sub-rankings are:
- Global MBA
- Executive Education Open
- Executive Education Custom
- Masters in Management
- Executive MBA
A CLEAR TESTIMONY
For the sub-ranking of open executive programmes (Executive Education Open), NHH and AFF come in at 37th place, which is down compared to last year. The ranking includes 75 institutions in total.
Being including on this ranking is in itself an achievement for a specialised academic environment in a small European country, CEO of AFF Trond Søreide believes.
‘Here we go head to head with the most prestigious institutions on the international arena. The fact that we are able to keep our position in the top 50 for open programmes, and even climb the list of custom business programmes, is a clear testimony to the unique value proposition that AFF and NHH together represent,’ says Søreide.
IESE Business School leads this ranking, followed by HEC Paris and Esade Business School. Again, the Stockholm School of Economics comes out best in the Nordic region at 13th place.