Financial Times: Executive Education 2017 Rankings
New rankings published for “customised” and “open-enrolment” programmes

15 - 05 - 2017


The Financial Times has once again listed the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano among the best business schools globally in training for businesses. This confirms the School’s highly international and innovative vocation. 

The prestigious British newspaper has today published two Executive Education Rankings 2017: the ranking of customised programmes and the ranking of open-enrolment courses. For the seventh year in a row, the School is among the best worldwide for customised programmes, which are tailor-made for corporate customer and designed for their managers and high potential employees.

The development for 2017 is that the School’s open-enrolment courses are included in this year’s rankings. These are programmes for managers and professionals from a wide range of companies and public authorities who enrol independently, selecting their courses from the options offered through MIP’s Management Academy.

The Financial Times uses a number of parameters to compile its yearly rankings, many based upon feedback from course attendees and from CEOs and HR Directors whose staff have undergone training. 

The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano has again in 2017 confirmed its excellent position and world class status for many of the parameters evaluated. These factors include its level of interaction with companies in designing the courses and its capacity to support them even after they have completed their courses; bringing new skills to the workplace; the quality of teaching and non-teaching staff and its highly international faculty; its partnership with other leading business schools and innovative teaching methods; the economic return in terms of career advancement and levels of pay. 

In their joint statement, Andrea Sianesi, Dean of MIP Politecnico di Milano and Alessandro Perego, Director of the Department of Management Engineering said:

“Once again our School has been rewarded for our emphasis on entrepreneurship and close connections to business, as well as the decision to offer remote teaching through our smart learning platform. This commitment was made after closely examining the needs of managers and companies, which highlighted time management as a critical factor. 

With our open-enrolment courses also being in the FT rankings, this is a clear indication that our executive programmes are in line with the market expectations, in a climate eagerly anticipating new elements and training methods that can open eyes and minds to the wide-ranging opportunities offered, above all, through advances in technology and to business models”. Dr Sianesi and Dr Perego concluded by saying: “Our open-enrolment offer is concentrated at the frontiers of technology and management, underpinned by concrete and practical experience”.