Lagos Business School has, for the eighth consecutive year, sustained the Financial Times’ ranking of top open enrolment programme providers worldwide.
The FT’s Executive Education 2014 ranking, published today in London, places LBS 55th globally and second in Africa in that category.
Dean of LBS, Dr Enase Okonedo, said the development was commendable given the intense competition among schools to make the list. “I’m extremely glad that LBS has been able to maintain its position. The fact that we’re ranked second in Africa and the only school in the West African sub-region, attests to the fact that our market considers the LBS learning experience extremely beneficial,” she said.
Okonedo assured that LBS would continue to strive to move upwards in future FT rankings. “Our focus is on ensuring that we offer participants knowledge of global standards relevant to their needs of succeeding in Africa.
We believe this is where we have an advantage because unlike other schools, the participants that come to LBS are players in the African business environment.”
In this year’s ranking, IMD Business School, Switzerland topped the list followed by the University of Chicago: Booth and HEC Paris, among others.
Other African business schools included in the FT rankings are the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Wits Business School, University of Stellenbosch Business School, all in South Africa, and American University in Cairo School of Business, Egypt.
The Financial Times of London publishes annually a list of the best management programmes from business schools around the world, based on the quality of learning, staff and student diversity, growth in business and international reach.