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Press release

Berlin, May 14, 2012

ESMT again in the top 20 in the Financial Times Executive Education ranking

  •     Executive education programs ranked 16th globally by the Financial Times
  •     ESMT once more among the top ten business schools in Europe
  •     Only business school based in Germany in the ranking


ESMT European School of Management and Technology in Berlin ranked 16th worldwide in this year's Financial Times Executive Education ranking. Placing ninth in Europe, ESMT confirmed last year’s success with its positioning among the top business schools. In 2011, ESMT ranked 17th globally and 10th in Europe. ESMT is the only business school based in Germany to be ranked.

The Financial Times Executive Education ranking assesses open enrollment and customized programs. ESMT’s open enrollment programs improved two places in the ranking, placing 13th worldwide and 8th in Europe. ESMT’s customized programs were ranked 24th globally and, as in 2011, 11th in Europe.

ESMT President Jörg Rocholl, said, “This excellent result shows that ESMT’s executive education programs belong among the best in Europe.”

“Our aim to consistently provide our participants with a high academic standard, an international orientation, and an innovative program structure has paid off,” added Olaf Plötner, Dean of Executive Education at ESMT.

Areas in which ESMT was especially successful in the ranking include faculty diversity, teaching methods and materials, and follow-up. Open enrollment programs ranked particularly high in the areas of teaching methods and materials and repeat business and growth. Customized programs placed well in program design and internationality of participants.

Link to Financial Times ranking: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/rankings

About ESMT

ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, and open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. Additionally the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is based in Berlin, Germany, with an additional campus in Schloss Gracht near Cologne, where USW Netzwerk runs the German-speaking executive education programs of the business school. ESMT is a private business school, accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, and FIBAA.