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UW-Madison Executive Education ranked ‘Best Value for Money’

May 14, 2007

The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business has made the Financial Times' annual list of the world's top executive education providers for the third straight year.

In its May 14 business education section, the London-based newspaper ranked executive education programs throughout the world. UW–Madison was ranked 13th in the U.S. and 26th in the world in the publication's overall ranking.

For custom executive education programs, UW–Madison was ranked 20th among U.S. schools and 29th in the world. The custom program was also ranked first in the "value for money" category and second for food and accommodations.

For open enrollment programs, UW–Madison was ranked 15th among the top providers in the U.S. and 28th in the world. The open enrollment program ranked seventh for food and accommodations, as well as for repeat business and growth.

The Financial Times' ranking methodology includes data provided by the school and a survey of more than 4,000 senior and general management course participants. Fifty-two schools participated in the open enrolment category and 67 in the customized category. The ranking is based on 16 categories that include course design, faculty, teaching materials and quality of participants, among others.

"We are pleased that the Financial Times continues to recognize our executive education programs for delivering both quality and value," says Roger Maclean, associate dean for executive education. "This is a great tribute to our team and the School of Business and also recognizes the Fluno Center as one of the top locations to participate in these types of programs. We are proud that our programs play an important role in helping the economic development and growth of Wisconsin."

UW-Madison Executive Education offers more than 260 public seminars annually in more than 100 program areas, including 10 certificate series in topics such as basic management, mid-management, project management, and marketing and operations management. UW–Madison also offers custom programming for a growing list of corporate clients in the United States and abroad. For more information, call (800) 292-8964 or (608) 441-7357.