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Last modified: Thursday, May 12, 2011

IU's Kelley School of Business executive education programs ranked among the world's elite

May 12, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The executive education provider at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business remains among the top programs, as ranked by the Financial Times in its annual survey of international non-degree programs.

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From a base of more than 6,000 global business schools, 65 business schools worldwide were ranked by the Financial Times, and of these, only 25 U.S. business schools were among them. Absent among U.S. finalists were several well known programs provided by prominent private and public universities.

IU's Kelley School, the only Indiana business school to make the list, was ranked 11th among U.S. programs and 28th in the world.

"The Kelley School of Business prides itself in offering a full set of academic programs that spans the undergraduate, graduate and executive education arenas," said Dan Smith, dean of the Kelley School. "The Financial Times' ranking of Kelley Executive Partners is another indication of our world-class offerings to corporate leaders across the globe. Consistent with our mission, it is an honor to be recognized as a leading business school across all Kelley programs."

The rankings are compiled from responses to two sets of questionnaires. The first is a client survey, conducted through telephone interviews with top corporate executive education purchasers. The other is a review of statistical data provided by the business schools. Data from the client questionnaire accounts for 80 percent of the school's final score.

"Our corporate clients are telling us that we offer world-class executive education experiences," said John Cady, executive director for exective education at the Kelley School and its Kelley Executive Partners. "The executive education marketplace is very competitive and Kelley's corporate executive education programs are created in close partnership with our clients and designed to deliver tangible and measurable business and learning return on investment."

"Kelley's outstanding faculty and resources are a key differentiator for Kelley Executive Partners, both in the domestic and the international marketplace," Cady added.

Commenting on the competitiveness of the market, the Financial Times noted that global competition among business schools has never been stiffer. "For corporations there is just one message to come out of the recession about business school executive development programmes: it is a buyer's market where the customer is king," wrote reporter Della Bradshaw.

More information about Kelley Executive Partners is available online at