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The Financial Times Executive Education magazine will help you choose the best management course for you. Evaluate business schools using our interactive rankings, and read our selection of features and interviews.


• Inside McKinsey’s leadership factory

Consultancy is pushing into business education with own courses

• Analysis: 2016 FT Executive Education rankings

Established schools make significant strides while strong new entrants snap at their heels.

• The leading customised and open-enrolment programmes for 2016

Iese, HEC Paris, Cranfield, IMD, Darden and Insead are at the top

• Compare customised programmes with our interactive ranking tool

• Compare open-enrolment programmes


Ian McCauley of Viridor at a waste reclaim site Ardley ERF in Oxfordshire.
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• Viridor CEO Ian McAulay’s change of perspective

A Harvard management course at the time of 9/11 helped his classmates see the world differently

Peter Todd, The Dean of HEC Paris by Magali Delporte©

• Meet the dean: Peter Todd of HEC Paris

The Canadian says the institution must compete with the best in the world


• Inspired by an 88 year-old’s fifth degree

Retired judge Oliver Popplewell embodies life-long learning — but mind the mid-career gap

• On Management: annual budget madness

The pervasiveness of budgeting is matched by the fear and loathing that surrounds it

SAFFRICA-JUSTICE-POLITICS-MANDOSELA...South African Public Protector Thuli Madonsela speaks during an interview with AFP about her fight against corruption, the South African Constitution and her plans after her mandate as the Public Protector, on November 4, 2015, at the Public Protector House in Pretoria.  AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS        (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

• Thuli Madonsela — a South African leader

Pretoria Gibs’ Nicola Kleyn on why the public protector’s steely integrity is an inspiration

Renee Dineen, founder of RMD Coaching and Consulting, poses for a portrait at her Sacramento, California home, April 28, 2016.

• Hopes & Fears: Going it alone

An IMD programme prompted corporate high-flyer Renée Dineen to change paths

• Hopes & Fears: Asymchem CEO Hao Hong

An executive education programme crystallised the founder’s ideas for a new direction


KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18:  Marshall Newhouse #74 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball after recovering a fumble and stiff arms Glenn Dorsey #72 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Kansas CIty, Missouri.  The Chiefs defeated the Packers 19-14.   (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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• NFL players go to business school

Programme aims to tackle high levels of bankruptcy following retirement from NFL

Madrid, Spain, March 30th 2016. Mr Juan Carlos Del Olmo, General Secretary of WWF Spain, poses for a portrait in a park in downtown Madrid.

• Learning to do good, better

Business schools increasingly tailor leadership courses to the needs of NGOs

Dr. Vaiva Kalnikaitø of Dovetail for the drawing board column for biz ed magazine. Photographed with some of their projects including a 3d printing machine and their "Canary hat" project at their offices in Cambridge.

• Is 3D printing the shape of food to come?

Entrepreneur Vaiva Kalnikaite wants you to ‘print your own fruit’

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