IN THE FINANCIAL TIMES RANKING SDA BOCCONI PLACED 3RD IN EUROPE AND 4TH WORLDWIDE FOR CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS, ACCORDING TO THE OPINION OF MANAGERS AND COMPANIES. IN THE OVERALL RANKING OF EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS SDA IS 8TH IN EUROPE
The quality of relations with companies and teaching contents has pushed SDA Bocconi into the top 5 worldwide for customized programs in the 2017 Executive Education ranking published today by the Financial Times. In the table reserved to customized programs, in fact, the school has reached 4th place in the world (rising two places) and 3rd in Europe.
"Of the top 10-15 positions in this ranking, it is noteworthy that the executive education market is far more global than that of MBAs – with a much wider mix in terms of nationalities," stressed Giuseppe Soda, Dean of SDA Bocconi. "This renders our result more valuable as it is set in a truly global competition."
SDA Bocconi, furthermore, is 1st in the world for the preparation of courses (how the school interacts with companies and how their ideas are integrated into programs), 2nd in the world for the quality of teaching methods and materials and 2nd for the effectiveness of follow-up for participants after the course.
"This achievement rewards our commitment to developing relationships of true partnership with companies, carefully designing educational activities perfectly tailored to their needs and paying close attention to all stages of relationships with them – from preparing the courses to the follow-up with the participants," declared Soda. "The relational aspect is also accompanied by the rigor of teaching, thanks to the contribution and integration of Bocconi's research in the courses, the innovation in teaching methods, thanks to a mix of traditional and distance learning that we have undertaken for some time, and original content – with the addition of that typically Italian creativity and imagination."
The ranking measures the quality of open and customized programs through various parameters, 80% evaluated on the basis of judgments provided by participants and companies. The position in the final ranking is calculated by averaging the scores in the two distinct tables. In the ranking for open programs, SDA Bocconi ranks 33rd in the world, gaining 6 positions, and 17th in Europe. In the overall ranking SDA ranks 8th in Europe and 14th in the world, rising 4 positions.