Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2019
Executive Education Courses for individuals and companies: Politecnico di Milano’s School of Management among the top 80 business schools in the world and one of the best in Europe with strong ties to a technical university.
The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano offers a wide range of programmes of the highest standard to its executive customers.
This is underlined, again this year, by the Executive Education Rankings for 2019 published today in the Financial Times, listing the School among the top 80 business schools in the world. The Schools is also ranked among the best schools in Europe that belong to a “technical” university, where this focus on engineering and technology brings together a propensity for innovation with management skills.
The Financial Times lists up two different rankings for executive programmes. One is for “customised” programmes, which address the specific needs of corporate customers and designed for their managers and high potential staff. Politecnico di Milano’s School of Management is appearing for the ninth consecutive year and has improved its position in a list that has been shortened by ten places.
The other is for “open” programmes for all managers and professionals wishing to select the training for their professional and personal development independently within the courses offered at MIP’s Management Academy. SoM first entered the ranking two years ago, and now is placed among the “top ten” European technical universities.
Many parameters come into play to determine each position in the ranking (they include the role of companies in designing and evaluating the courses and the School’s international outlook) and they take into account the participants’ rating of the courses, alongside the assessment of the CEOs and HR Directors at the companies benefitting from the courses. This year, the School of Management, stood out in particular for its close partnership with other business schools.
In the words of Andrea Sianesi, Dean of MIP Politecnico di Milano and Alessandro Perego, Director of the Department of Management Engineering: “Our executive programmes are in line with the market expectations, in a climate eagerly anticipating new training methods that open minds to the sweeping opportunities offered through advances in technology and business models. The market recognises that we have the competence and methodology, which are such distinctive features of Politecnico, to identify the latest trends and prepare managers to take on the process of digital transformation in their companies, redefining corporate processes and roles”.
They continued by saying: “By operating so closely with the corporate world and focusing on business and entrepreneurial topics, we have earned our stripes in the minds of companies and managers”. Another winning factor was venturing into digital learning. In the smart learning model, people can access courses and material at a distance, a great plus point for those with busy lives and difficulties linked to time management”.