May 13, 2008

LOS ANGELES - The 2008 Financial Times Executive Education rankings of global providers were released yesterday.  UCLA Anderson’s Executive Education Programs ranked 19th worldwide and 9th in the U.S.

The FT surveys non-degree executive education programs globally, with a resultant ranking that includes 65 providers of custom executive education and 50 providers of open enrollment programs from around the world.  FT derives the rankings from data that schools provide, and by talking to both custom and open enrollment clients.

UCLA Anderson ranked 8th in the open enrollment worldwide survey and among the top 10 in the "New skills & learning" and "Aims achieved" categories.  UCLA Anderson custom programs were ranked 37th.

There are several rankings that address degree or non-degree programs among business schools.  Each survey measures different programs or variables, and uses different methodologies. The results of this survey, along with others conducted throughout the year, provide some insights into how our programs are perceived by various stakeholders. Individual rankings are but one indicator, among many, of a program's quality and impact.

You can read more about the Financial Times Executive Education rankings at

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world.  UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "Intellectual Capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking.  Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs.  Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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