A recent cohort celebrates completing a Rutgers Business School Executive Education program.

Financial Times ranks executive education No. 4 in the U.S.

The 25th edition of the Financial Times rankings of the world’s leading providers of customized and open-enrolment executive education programs ranked Rutgers Business School’s Executive Education No. 4 in the U.S. for both programs. Custom programs are tailored to a company’s request, while open-enrollment programs advance executive skills across professions.

Brendan Shank, a global operations leadership development associate at Johnson & Johnson, said, “The insights I gained from completing the Mini-MBA in Digital Marketing have proven invaluable. The program’s focus on strategic thinking and adaptability has enabled me to bring innovative solutions to business challenges that I have faced.”

Peter Methot, assistant professor of professional practice and associate dean of Executive Education, said, “In Financial Times’ most recent report, RBSEE ranked #4 in the U.S. and #56 globally for open enrollment programs, largely due to overall growth and client satisfaction as reported by our alumni.”

“I am excited to announce that for the first time in Rutgers history, we have grown the custom portfolio of clients and programs such that we were able to qualify for submission,” said Methot. To be considered, Financial Times required schools to have at least ten clients who commissioned programs in 2023. 

Methot continued, “The result is that we have made the ranking for custom programs as well, mirroring our #4 in the U.S. position and achieving #44 globally. It has been a goal for many years to grow this business segment, and we are excited to achieve this high-water mark. It is a team effort, and I am grateful for all the hard work everyone at RBSEE put into this exceptional achievement.”

Rutgers Business School Dean Lei Lei said, “In this highly competitive environment, staying strong and continuously enhancing the national and global program reputation take a huge amount of effort. Thank you, and congratulations to the entire RBSEE team.”

Connie Flohr works for the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management (EM), which is charged with cleaning up nuclear waste sites across the United States. “After completing the Leading and Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce program myself, I brought this course to a group of my colleagues as a training and development opportunity, and we have absolutely changed the way we do business. My whole team now has the same fundamental understanding that we established during the course, and I think what’s benefiting us the most is that the actions that all of us are taking are relatively similar.”

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