The global Financial Times Executive Education 2024 ranking has placed Cranfield School of Management’s executive education amongst the best in the world for its open and customised programmes.

Cranfield’s customised executive education programmes, created to develop leaders and address specific business challenges faced by companies including Kier Group and Centrica, were ranked third in the UK overall and 23rd in the world.

The customised programmes are ranked 20th in the world for overall satisfaction out of 90 institutions included in the table, highlighting Cranfield’s prominence as an international Business School. The customised programmes were placed 14th in the world for follow up, reflecting Cranfield’s focus on building long-lasting client partnerships.

The customised programmes were also rated highly for teaching methods, new skills, and value for money – placing third in the UK in each of these categories.

In its open programmes, which support leaders and managers at all levels and are open to all, Cranfield was placed seventh in the UK overall, and third in the UK for overall satisfaction.

Mark Threlfall, Director of Cranfield Executive Development commented: “We’re delivering executive education that has a real impact for individuals and businesses, driving change and progression. Being rated so highly for overall satisfaction shows that we are providing a superb learning and development experience.

“These prestigious rankings results are a fantastic achievement and reflect the hard work of colleagues across the School of Management.”

The annual Financial Times ranking is a worldwide league table of executive education programmes which are tailored to organisations requirements. A highly-regarded indicator of quality executive education, it is based on feedback from participants and clients, rating programmes across several key categories.