FT Exec Ed 2002 rankings
May 27, 2002
2002-05-27 - KINGSTON, ON, May 27, 2002 – Queen’s School of Business has been ranked as one of the world’s top providers of executive education, according to the fourth annual survey published today by the influential European business publication Financial Times. Queen’s is the highest ranked Canadian business school in the main “open enrolment” category and the only Canadian school to have made the list in all four years of the ranking’s history. In addition, Queen’s ranked #1 in the world for the after-sale service it provides to executives.
“We’re delighted that Queen’s was the highest ranked Canadian business school for programs that are open to all executives,” said Dr. Margot Northey, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “Our relentless commitment to quality and innovation is clearly paying off — for both Queen’s School of Business and the managers who choose us for executive education.”
The Financial Times ranked Queen’s #19 in the world for open executive programs — i.e., programs that are open to all executives, rather than custom-designed for one organization. Queen’s also scored among the top 10 in six of the 16 categories that make up the rankings, including a tie for the world’s best 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.
“Our world number one ranking in the ‘follow-up’ category shows that at Queen’s School of Business, executive education doesn’t end when managers leave our campus,” said Dr. Don Nightingale, Executive Director, Queen’s Executive Development Centre.
Two other Canadian business schools were included in the open program ranking: University of Western Ontario (#26) and York University (#37). The rankings were based on two questionnaires: a survey of business schools and a survey of open enrolment program participants.
Queen’s was the first Canadian university to launch a business degree program (in 1919), and the School is widely known for its expertise in executive education. In fact, more senior executives in Canada choose Queen’s School of Business 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. 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 one of the world’s best business schools. The School’s programs include the market-leading Queen’s Executive MBA — ranked #1 in Canada by Canadian Business and by a 2002 poll of senior Canadian executives — delivered at Queen’s facility in Ottawa, as well as to 15 cities across the country by real-time, interactive videoconference; 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 of the last five years by Canadian Business magazine; 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 academe.
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