May 14, 2007 -- Darden’s Executive Education program has, once again, been ranked among the world’s best according to the Financial Times. The global business newspaper released its 2007 rankings of executive education programs this morning. The FT ranks Darden’s faculty as the best in the world for the fourth consecutive year. The faculty teaching Darden’s executive education courses is the same faculty that teaches the School’s MBA courses.
Darden was ranked in the No. 1 position for Course Design and Teaching Materials. Other top-four rankings for Darden included Food & Accommodations, Aims Achieved, Facilities, and New Skills & Learning. Darden was ranked third overall in the Open-Enrollment Provider category.
“We are proud of our Executive Education product,” said Darden Dean Bob Bruner. “For decades the top business executives and organizations in the world have depended on Darden for outstanding, timely education. These top rankings are a reflection of the entire Exec Ed team here. They are a top notch organization with a top notch product.”
When compiling the rankings in all categories, plus open and custom programs, Darden was ranked as the 9th best U.S. business school provider of executive education.