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Oxford Saïd breaks into the top 5 globally in the FT’s executive education ranking

Oxford Saïd has ranked 4th in the world for Open Programmes in the latest Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2017. It also ranked 9th globally in the combined ranking which takes measures from both custom and open rankings.

The School achieved the biggest rise at the top of the open ranking, jumping five places and the first time it has been placed in the top 5. Oxford Saïd improved its position in all 10 criteria informed by the participants ratings including course design, preparation, teaching, faculty expertise, aims achieved and follow-up.

‘Our faculty and staff have delivered outstanding development experiences for senior leaders,’ said Peter Tufano, Dean of Oxford Saïd. ‘Our strengths in participant diversity and follow up, combined with innovative, thoughtful teaching methods and faculty who are sensitive to, and effectively navigate, global and local disruption, are keys to creating critical perspective and delivering real impact. My congratulations and thanks go to all the faculty and staff that have worked tirelessly to deliver excellent programmes that transform individuals and businesses.’

‘We know that the world continues to need good leaders and arguably a different type of leadership to address some of the complex problems we are now seeing,’ said Andrew White, Associate Dean for Executive Education. ‘As we know many organisations are facing unprecedented challenges to their continual success. So this achievement does not mean that we will be relaxing and we will continue to deliver programmes that address some of the profound questions about how organisations innovate and relate to a complex set of stakeholders.’

The latest result follows the School’s recent success in the Financial Times’ first ranking of MBA programmes in Finance which were ranked in the top ten (8th) globally. 


Peter Tufano

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Peter Tufano is Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Oxford Saïd and a Professorial Fellow at Balliol College. As Dean, he seeks to advance the model of integrating business education within the university. His on-going work focuses on household finance, financial innovation, and fintech.