ISB secured the top position in India and climbed significantly to rank 29th globally, surpassing its previous position of 38th overall.
The achievement came in the wake of ISB's efforts to align its executive education with global trends and the evolving needs of its client organizations. The FT Custom Ranking includes non-degree generalist or specialist management or business courses that have been commissioned to address specific training needs.
A noteworthy aspect of the ranking was ISB's top-ranking globally in the 'Future Use' parameter, which measures the likelihood of clients selecting ISB for future customized programs and re-engaging in those programs. The school also produced strong performances in several other key parameters, including 'Growth' (six), 'International Clients' (11), and 'Value for Money' (23).
In the FT Executive Education Open Ranking 2023, which measures the quality of non-degree courses that can be studied by anyone who meets the requirements, ISB secured the third position in India and ranked 65th globally. The school also achieved the top global ranking in the 'Growth' parameter, which considers the overall revenue growth from open programs and repeated business.
Professor Deepa Mani, ISB's deputy dean of executive education and digital learning, said: "The FT ranking emphasizes the significant value that our executive education programs provide to senior professionals in various organizations, both in the private and public sectors.
"We are grateful for the trust our clients have placed in us, which has contributed to our top ranking in the 'Future Use' parameter. ISB Executive Education equips participants with the skills, mindsets, and networks necessary to navigate and lead in this ever-changing world and accomplish their unique personal and professional objectives."
What executive education courses does ISB offer?
For individuals already working in industry or business, ISB offers a range of topic-focused programmes such as Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Digital Transformation, Governance, Strategy & Organisation, Operations Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Finance.
ISB also offers leadership programs, such as the Emerging Leaders Program, Women's Leadership Program, The Future CHRO, General Management Program and ISB-Kellogg Global Advanced Management Program.