FT's Exec Ed ranking 2001
June 04, 2001
Financial Times ranks Queen’s #17 in open executive programs, up from #29 two years ago
2001-06-04 - KINGSTON, ON, June 4, 2001 – Queen’s School of Business has been ranked once again as one of the world’s top providers of executive education, according to the third annual survey by The Financial Times. The ranking appears today in the UK-based publication, which is widely read by businesspeople around the world. Queen’s is the only Canadian school to make the list in all three years in which the ranking has been conducted.
“For Queen’s, it’s a ‘three-peat’ — and we’re proud to be the only Canadian school ranked among the world’s best in executive education for three straight years,” said Dr. Margot Northey, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “The continued improvement of Queen’s relative to the world’s top schools shows that our relentless commitment to innovation is paying off — and executives who choose Queen’s are the real winners.”
The Financial Times ranked Queen’s #17 in the world for open executive programs — i.e., programs that are open to all executives, rather than custom-designed for one organization — up from #22 last year and #29 in 1999. Queen’s also earned the world’s #2 ranking in the important area of “follow-up” — measuring the school’s diligence in providing “after-sale service” and networking opportunities when participants return to their workplaces.
Queen’s was the first Canadian university to grant business degrees, and the school is widely known for its expertise in executive education. In fact, more senior executives in Canada choose Queen’s than all other Canadian universities combined. Queen’s offers a wide portfolio of programs — from traditional disciplines such as finance, human resources and marketing to new fields such as strategic leadership and e-business. Building on its experience in executive education, Queen’s developed the world’s first Executive MBA program delivered through state-of-the-art multi-point videoconferencing technology to cities across the nation.
Queen's School of Business (www.business.queensu.ca) is Canada’s leading business school and one of the best in the world. The school’s programs include the undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce, with the highest entrance standards in Canada and a 100% success rate in placing students in career-quality jobs; Queen's MBA for Science & Technology, ranked #1 for four consecutive years by Canadian Business magazine; the market-leading Executive MBA program, Canada's only MBA program delivered by videoconference to sites from coast to coast as well as an Ottawa-based classroom; Queen's Executive Development Centre, Canada’s largest provider of executive education programs; and MSc and PhD programs that produce leading researchers for industry and academia.
For the complete 2001 executive education rankings from the Financial Times, go to www.ft.com and click on "Business Education".
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For more information, please contact:
Laurie Ross, Queen’s School of Business