This is the twenty second version of the Economic Occasions rankings of the world’s major providers of customised and open up-enrolment govt instruction programmes.

The customised rating functions the leading eighty five business enterprise colleges — these are courses tailored to the training requires of the organisations that commission them. The 2nd rating contains the leading seventy five colleges for open up-enrolment programmes — courses on certain subject areas, these as management, that are directed to experts no matter of their employer. A third, blended rating lists the leading 50 colleges for govt instruction, calculated from the customised and open up tables.

Universities taking aspect ought to be internationally accredited by both Equis or AACSB and have attained revenues of at minimum $2m in 2019 from both their customised or open up-enrolment non-degree programmes. This year, a full of 107 colleges took aspect in both or equally rankings.

The rating of customised study course providers is compiled working with details from the business enterprise colleges and their company purchasers in 2019. Each college ought to nominate a minimum amount of 20 purchasers. At minimum five of them ought to comprehensive the FT survey for a college to be eligible for the remaining rating.

The FT survey was done by 1,one hundred thirty five business enterprise college purchasers this year — a reaction rate of 56 per cent. Each rated their programme on a 10-point scale according to a vary of indicators. Their answers specifically inform the very first 10 of the ranking’s conditions, from study course style to adhere to-up and potential use, which account for a blended eighty per cent of the ranking’s body weight.

Client responses are weighted according to programme kind. Customers decide on 1 of three selections to categorise their programme: strategic (delivered to leading management and made to affect a company’s way) general (delivered to management on operational factors of a firm) or purposeful (connected to a certain purpose, these as internet marketing). Strategic programmes have the most significant weighting and hence the best impression on the rating.

Responses are also weighted according to the seniority of the specific responsible for specifying the study course, the sizing of the consumer organisation and the amount of colleges with which that consumer has commissioned customised courses in the past three yrs.

The last five conditions are calculated from information and facts delivered by colleges on international purchasers, overseas programmes, advancement, lover colleges and school range.

The open up-enrolment rating is compiled working with details from study course providers and people today who done their nominated management programmes in 2019. Universities submit one or two general courses of at minimum three days in size and 1 or two advanced courses of at minimum five days. At least 20 per cent of these programmes’ participants ought to comprehensive the FT survey, with a minimum amount of 20 done surveys, for a college to be regarded as in the remaining rating.

A full of 5,480 participants answered this year’s open up programme survey — a reaction rate of 37 per cent — ranking features of their study course on a 10-point scale. Responses by advanced and general-level participants are blended to work out the very first 10 rating conditions.

These conditions, which incorporate the quality of the participants, of the teaching and the relevance of the capabilities they attained, inform eighty per cent of the rating. University details are applied to work out the remaining conditions on woman and international participants, advancement, international place and lover colleges.

For equally rankings, information and facts gathered in the preceding two yrs is applied, where obtainable, to work out conditions knowledgeable by consumer and participant responses. If a college has participated for the past three yrs, the weighting is 40:33:27, with 2020 details counting for 40 per cent. If two yrs of information and facts is obtainable, the weighting is 55:45, with 2020 details accounting for 55 per cent.

The weightings accorded to the very first nine and 10 conditions in the customised and open up rankings, respectively, are decided by the level of relevance purchasers and participants connect to every single in their surveys for the 2020 rating. Weightings for these conditions hence vary slightly from year to year.

Universities that aspect in equally rankings are eligible for the blended over-all rating. The leading 50 colleges are calculated according to an equal weighting of the full scores attained in equally rankings, alternatively than an common of rating positions.

Judith Pizer of Pizer-MacMillan acted as the FT’s database expert

Critical: Customised-enrolment programme

(weights for rating conditions are demonstrated in brackets as a percentage of the over-all rating)

The very first 10 conditions, up to and like “Future use”, are centered on details from the corporations that commissioned govt courses.

The next five are centered on details noted by business enterprise colleges. Universities are rated for every single of these conditions. The last category, “Total responses‡”, is for information and facts only and does not inform the rating.

Figures in brackets clearly show the body weight every single criterion contributes to the over-all rating. The weighting accorded to the very first nine conditions, from planning to price for dollars, accounts for eighty per cent of the full ranking’s body weight. It is decided by the level of relevance that purchasers connect to every single.

Planning (eight.three): level of conversation between consumer and college, the extent to which clients’ thoughts were integrated into the programme, and the usefulness of the college in integrating its most current investigate.

Programme style (eight.4): flexibility of the study course and the willingness of colleges to complement their school with exterior professionals.

Training techniques and materials (seven.9): extent to which teaching techniques and materials were modern day and ideal, and provided a acceptable blend of academic rigour and functional relevance.

Faculty (eight.4): high quality of teaching and the extent to which teaching team labored jointly to present a coherent programme.

New capabilities and understanding (eight.three): relevance of capabilities attained to the place of work, the relieve with which they were executed, and the extent to which the course encouraged new strategies of pondering.

Stick to-up (seven.three): extent and usefulness of adhere to-up presented just after the study course participants returned to their workplaces.

Aims attained (eight.4): extent to which academic and business enterprise anticipations were satisfied, and the high quality of opinions from specific participants to study course commissioners.

Services (seven.4): ranking of the understanding environment’s high quality and convenience, and of supporting methods and amenities.

Worth for dollars (seven.seven): clients’ ranking of the programme’s style, teaching and materials in terms of price for dollars.

Future use (eight.): chance that purchasers would reuse the identical college for other customised programmes in the potential, and whether they would recommission the identical programme.

Intercontinental purchasers (5.): centered on the percentage of purchasers with headquarters outside the business enterprise school’s foundation region and area.

Abroad programmes (2.): international arrive at of the school’s customised programme teaching.

Progress (5.): centered on the over-all advancement in revenues from customised programmes as well as the advancement in revenues from repeat business enterprise.

Companion colleges (three.): quantity and high quality of programmes designed or taught in conjunction with other Equis or Affiliation to Advance Collegiate Universities of Small business (AACSB) accredited business enterprise colleges.

Faculty range (5.): range of college school according to citizenship and gender.

Whole responses: amount of specific surveys done by the school’s purchasers. Figures in brackets point out the amount of yrs of survey details counted to the rating.

Critical: Open-enrolment programme

(weights for rating conditions are demonstrated in brackets as a percentage of the over-all rating)

The very first 10 conditions are centered on details from programme participants the next 6 are centered on details submitted by the business enterprise colleges. Ranks are demonstrated for every single of these conditions, apart from “Female participants”, which reveals the percentage. Figures in brackets clearly show the body weight every single criterion contributes to the over-all rating. The weighting accorded to the very first 10 conditions, from planning to amenities, accounts for eighty per cent of the full ranking’s body weight. It is decided by the level of relevance that participants attach to every single.

Planning (seven.seven): provision of advanced information and facts on programme content material, and the participant range procedure.

Training course style (eight.6): flexibility of the study course and appropriateness of course sizing, construction and style.

Training techniques and materials (eight.three): extent to which teaching techniques and materials were modern day and ideal, and provided a acceptable blend of academic rigour and functional relevance.

Faculty (eight.seven): high quality of the teaching and the extent to which teaching team labored jointly to present a coherent programme.

Good quality of participants (seven.9): extent to which other participants were of the ideal managerial and academic common, the international range of participants and the high quality of conversation amid peers.

New capabilities and understanding (eight.seven): relevance of capabilities attained to the place of work, the relieve with which they were executed, and the extent to which the study course inspired new strategies of pondering.

Stick to-up (seven.three): level of adhere to-up presented just after participants returned to their workplaces, and networking alternatives with fellow participants.

Aims attained (eight.4): extent to which individual and expert anticipations were satisfied, and the chance that participants would advise the programme.

Food stuff and accommodation (6.eight): ranking of the high quality of meals and accommodation.

Services (seven.6): ranking of the understanding environment’s high quality and convenience, and of supporting methods and amenities.

Feminine participants (2.): percentage of woman study course participants.

Intercontinental participants (three.): centered on the percentage of participants from outside the business enterprise school’s foundation region and area.

Intercontinental place (2.): extent to which programmes are operate outside the school’s foundation region and area.

Progress (5.): centered on the over-all advancement in revenues from open up programmes as well as the advancement in revenues from repeat business enterprise.

Companion colleges (three.): quantity and high quality of programmes taught in conjunction with other Equis or AACSB accredited business enterprise colleges.

Faculty range (5.): range of college school according to citizenship and gender.