Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) has improved its position in customized programs in the annual Financial Times global ranking, the most prestigious of its kind in the world. The company remains the only Finnish player in the world's fifty best providers of executive education.
Each spring, the Financial Times ranking rates both open-enrollment and customized programs. Aalto EE came 46th out of thousands of peers. A slightly lower placement in open-enrollment programs lowered the overall rating by one place compared to last year.
According to the ranking, achieving the goals of customized training programs, and willingness to recommend Aalto EE's services and continue cooperation with Aalto EE were the areas that improved most compared to last year. The company's continuous quality and feedback monitoring confirms this trend.
The entire Fazer Energizer program was built through cooperation. Aalto EE is so customer-driven that the program was built around Fazers own needs. We discussed issues such as the organizations idea of energy, and how this shows in the working community and management, says Mika Videman, Senior Vice President, HR.
While we cant and shouldnt read too much into individual rankings, it is useful to monitor trends. We have invested a great deal in new training partners and better forecasting in our customer work. Our team is even better than before at sharing the world and goals of the customer organization, says Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director of Aalto EE and Professor of Practice at Aalto University.
International reach is improving
Aalto EE already operates in 13 countries and implements programs for key global companies and institutions. Strong internationalism was also reflected in the FT's ranking, in which - of the Nordic players - the company was the one which had reached the most international group of participants, in percentage terms, with customized programs.
One international customer is the Fortune 500 ICT company, Orange. For example The Talent Leadership Development Program was conducted in cooperation with their own internal training organization, Orange Campus.
"We have a lot of trust in Aalto EE to manage such a key and strategic people program for Orange. The partnership between Orange Campus and Aalto EE has been a very positive experience for us. We appreciate the flexible and adaptable approach taken by Aalto EE, and the professionalism and high standard demonstrated by their staff. This program has helped to anchor our key talent and engage them proactively for their professional and career growth, says Jessie Lim, Head of Human Resources Asia Pacific, Orange.
Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2017 in Brief
Open-enrollment and customized programs are ranked separately in the FT Executive Education ranking. The overall listing is based on the total rating achieved in these two categories. The ranking is based on customer feedback and statistics provided by the schools.
The Financial Times only ranks the top 50 executive education providers. Globally, executive education and MBA programs are offered by around 4,000 institutions.
This years top three were the Spanish Iese Business School, the Swiss IMD and Harvard Business School. Aalto EE's strategic partners ranked highly; ESADE was ranked sixteenth and Chicago Booth came twentieth.
Now participating for the 17th time, Aalto University Executive Education is ranked under the name Aalto University.
Dr. Pekka Mattila (D.Soc.Sc.), Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
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Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Aalto University Executive Education offers thought provoking leadership development services (Aalto EE), professional development services for experts and managers (Aalto PRO), and creative solutions covering the whole life-cycle of entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT). Aalto University brings to our offering a multidisciplinary approach, together with innovative learning methods; this provides a unique combination of practical expertise with latest research.
Aalto University Executive Educations strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, we offer education programs in the Baltic countries, South Korea, Indonesia, Iran, China, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Russia and Vietnam. Aalto University Executive Education holds three respected accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS certificates. This places it in the top 0.5 per cent of the worlds institutions.