The AUC School of Business Executive Education Jumps 7 Places in Financial Times (FT) Ranking of Open-Enrollment Programs


Ranked at 67 in 2020, and rising 7 places from 2019’s ranking, the classification maintains the School’s positioning on the world map as the only ranked school in the Arab region and one of only three in Africa.

We’re pleased to announce that the School’s Executive Education open-enrollment programs have achieved their highest Financial Times (FT) ranking to date. Ranked at 67 in 2020, the programs have risen 7 places from the 2019 ranking,

This year’s FT executive education open-enrollment rankings, consisting of the top-ranked 75 business schools, are primarily based on data provided by learners as well as data from the schools.

The rankings are based on 10 criteria assessed by participants and six for data submitted by the schools. Participant criteria include preparation, course design, teaching methods and materials, faculty, quality of participants, new skills and learning, follow-up, aims achieved, food and accommodation, and facilities. As for school surveys, the criteria incorporate the percentage of female participants, international participants, growth, international location, partner schools, and faculty diversity.

Ghada Howaidy, associate dean for Executive Education and External Relations at the School of Business, remarked: “We are very proud of the AUC School of Business Executive Education team who have worked hard to achieve this result,” adding: “With the vast number of universities and executive programs globally, being FT ranked bears witness to our impact and the extent to which professionals find the reconfigured programs we offer relevant to their business needs and perceive them as best-in-class. We promise to continue working hard to get even better.”

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT’s annual rankings of non-degree Executive Education providers are the best known and most discussed in the industry for rating only the top providers of executive education programs worldwide.

Ranked for the first time by FT in 2013, and consistently in the ranking ever since, the AUC School of Business Executive Education programs maintain their leading position as a regional platform for world-class executive education.