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Louise Culliney

15th May 2017

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IMI remains the only business school ranked by the FT in Ireland for customised executive education

  • IMI retains FT global ranking for customised programmes for 9th consecutive year
  • IMI remains the only business school ranked by the FT in Ireland for customised executive education – a key point of differentiation from local competitors
  • IMI in 54th position globally, 25th in Europe and 9th in UK and Ireland
  • IMI ranked 20th globally, 8th in Europe and 2nd in UK and Ireland for Future Use (likelihood that clients would reuse the same school for other customised programmes in the future, and whether they would recommission the same programme) – ahead of Insead, Oxford, Cranfield, Cambridge, Wharton, UCLA
  • IMI ranked 24th globally, 12th in Europe and 5th in UK&I for Follow Up (the extent and effectiveness of follow-up offered after the course participants returned to their workplaces) – ahead of LBS, Oxford, Wharton, Cranfield, Cambridge, Harvard
  • IMI ranked in top 50 globally for Programme Design – ahead of Cambridge, Columbia, UCLA, Imperial College
  • IMI’s rank increased in 7 categories: Preparation, Programme Design, Teaching Methods, Faculty, Aims Achieved and Future Use
  • IMI climbed 11 places in ranking for Future Use

The Irish Management Institute has once again performed impressively in the Financial Times (FT) ranking for the provision of customised executive education. In doing so the IMI has retained it’s FT global ranking for customised programmes for a ninth consecutive year while the IMI remains the only business school ranked by the FT in Ireland for customised executive education.
Today’s announcement shows the IMI has increased its standing in several categories, with a particularly outstanding result in Future use and Follow up

The IMI is now ranked 20th globally for Future Use, climbing eleven places. This represents a significant achievement for the IMI with Future Use a key determinant in companies opting to use the same programme or same school again for future customised programmes based on previous success. In this category, the IMI sits ahead of Oxford, Cambridge, UCLA and Wharton among others while sitting in 2nd place in the UK and Ireland.
In the Follow Up category, which measures the quality of follow-up offered after the course finishes, the IMI now sits in 24th place globally and 5th in the UK and Ireland, ahead of Harvard, Wharton, Oxford and Cambridge.
Another category in which the IMI excels in this year’s rankings is that of Programme Design – 49th position globally, ahead of Cambridge, Columbia, UCLA and Imperial College.

Speaking about the Financial Times Rankings announcement, Dr. Simon Boucher, CEO of IMI said;

“Achieving such a fantastic result in this year’s Financial Times ranking is a tremendous achievement for everyone at the IMI. Our level of consistency in these rankings is a true testament to the dedication of our team in providing world class executive education, and demonstrates the esteem in which the IMI is held in both the Irish and international market.”

“Ireland has built up a reputation as a leader in business and has proven it can compete globally. Having an internationally recognised, world class executive education provider in Ireland ensures that our country can remain a beacon of leadership among an increasingly competitive and disruptive business landscape.”