Oxford Saïd’s open programmes have been ranked number one in the UK, and 9th globally in the Financial Times ranking of executive education.
It is the third year in a row that the School has climbed in the open programme rankings, which also saw custom programmes maintain its position at 23rd. The overall combined rank for the School is 10th in the world.
Andrew White, Dean of Executive Degrees said: ‘We are delighted that for the second year we have achieved the number one position of open enrolment programmes in the UK. This year we have increased our global position to 9th in the worldwide rankings, whilst entering the top 5 schools in Europe for the first time, we have also maintained our position of 10th in the global combined Executive Education rankings, with our Custom Programmes maintaining their rank of 23rd globally. These results have come from our dedication to providing high quality programme experiences, and our commitment to attracting a highly diverse group of people to every programme in our portfolio.
In a world of growing uncertainty and increased pace of change in technology, stakeholder involvement and expectation, our faculty are at the cutting edge of understanding the emerging challenges executives are facing across multiple sectors all over the world. Through dedicated research and collective practitioner insight, our goal is to become a hub of global conversation and knowledge exchange for participants to share solutions to challenges shared by us all.’
Against this backdrop the school has designed and launched new programmes including the Real Estate programme, the China Family Business Programme which is delivered across three continents in partnership with two other leading business schools, and the Strategic Marketing Programme starting on 13 June.
The rankings survey alumni on their experience as participants across a range of measures and scored Oxford Saïd in the top 10 business school’s worldwide for teaching methods and materials, faculty, quality of participants, follow up, facilities, and aims achieved. ‘The programme has significantly exceeded expectations,’ said one participant. ‘I felt that I had ticked off my objectives for the course by the end of the first day. The programme content and teaching was really very good but somehow through the activities and thoughtful questions, the programme managed to get the participants to contribute and discuss thoughts and get really high level of disclosure from the first evening.’
The news comes in a year in which Oxford Saïd has seen increasing success for its programmes in the rankings. In 2015 EMBA was rated at 9th in the world by the FT, and 2nd worldwide in the Economist’s Executive MBA ranking; in June 2015 it was ranked 7th globally for Entrepreneurship in the MBA Programme by the FT, it ranked 10th in the FT’s European Business School ranking, ranked as the top Undergraduate Programme in Management in the UK by the Guardian, and in the top ten globally (8) for Business Schools by QS.