Executive Education Program Rated #1 Again

When the Financial Times ranked the Columbia Business School Executive Education Program the best in the world for the second year in a row, it came as no surprise to Tom Clement ’01B, a recent graduate of the School’s Senior Executive Program.

“To say the program far exceeded my expectations would be an understatement,” says Clement, who is implementing strategies he learned in the program in his position as New Markets Director for AT&T Professional Services.

Clement was most impressed with the program’s global perspective. “There were forty of us from eighteen countries all dealing with the same issues,” he says. “The program created an environment in which I was able to develop business and personal relationships with people all around the world.”

The Executive Education Program offers non-degree courses for people already at work in the business world. Since 1951, more than 40,000 managers from 1,000 companies and 100 countries have completed the program. Students are awarded certificates, and those who complete the Senior Executive Program become alumni of the Business School.

The Executive Education Program’s number one ranking is based on a Financial Times survey that rated the “ability of users to put into practice newly acquired skills on their return to work.” Columbia’s Executive Education Program is also number one in value for money, course design, aims fulfilled, and star faculty.