The Financial Times has ranked Oxford Saïd's open enrolment programmes second in the world in its latest ranking of executive education, first in the UK for the fourth year running. Past participants recognised us for the quality of our faculty and teaching, alongside the new skills learnt that ensured they achieved their aims from the programme. Our custom programmes maintained their position from last year, and in the combined ranking we maintained our position in the top 10 globally.
Peter Tufano, Dean of Oxford Saïd acknowledged the outstanding work of colleagues across the school saying 'this is a huge accomplishment of a great team of faculty and staff in achieving this goal.'
The open programmes team have transformed the leadership portfolio attracting senior leaders from organisations such as Google, Microsoft and Apple to choose our programmes for their professional development. Delivering proven strong, consistent performance in creating powerful development experiences for senior leaders who see great changes in the way that companies must be run, we have launched, in the last year, launched a new suite of online programmes focused on fintech and blockchain strategy demonstrating our commitment to preparing global executives for the challenges of both today and tomorrow in light of rapid technological disruption.
For custom, 2017/18 was a year of transition and growth with 18 additional clients added to the portfolio to date. The commitment to drive leadership development and economic growth at organisation and policy level is evident in the international client base which includes the launch of the Leadership 4.0 portfolio to build capabilities for growth in SMEs in Malaysia, and the Global Strategic Alignment Leadership Programme in partnership with the Development Bank of Japan.
'This badge of honour is a wonderful tribute to the performance of all our teams across the building who work tirelessly to create an elite experience for every participant,' said Andrew White, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Relations.