USask's Edwards Executive Education debuts in Financial Times Business School Rankings

The Financial Times has ranked USask's Edwards Executive Education among the world's top executive education providers for the first time.

Kelli Thomson

The Financial Times has ranked USask's Edwards Executive Education among the world’s top executive education providers for the first time.

'Debuting on the Financial Times Business School Rankings for Executive Education Open 2024 is a milestone occasion,' said Dr. Keith Willoughby (PhD), Dean of the Edwards School of Business. “The results demonstrate our ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional training, professional development, and custom-built courses. We're proud to be among just four Canadian post-secondary institutions who made the list.”

The Financial Times Business School rankings evaluate open enrolment programs on factors such as participant quality, teaching, skills gained, and more. Evaluations are based on alumni survey responses and information provided by institutions. To qualify for the Financial Times ranking, business schools must be accredited by AACSB or EFMD and demonstrate annual revenues of at least $1million from custom or open programs.

The diverse offerings at Edwards Executive Education include programs such as the Effective Executive Leadership Program, the Leadership Development Program, and General Management Programs. These programs have been pivotal in driving an impressive 24% year-to year growth, attracting a diverse cohort with 35% female participants, and achieving a 50% rate of repeat business, showcasing the value and effectiveness of our educational approach.

As Saskatchewan’s premier provider of professional development training, Edwards Executive Education joins renowned Canadian institutions like Western University’s Ivey School of Business, York University’s Schulich School of Business, and HEC Montreal.

“We're thrilled to be recognized as one of the leading Executive Education providers in Canada and globally,” said Noreen Mahoney, Senior Director of Edwards Executive Education. “We are dedicated to consistently enhancing and innovating our programs to cater to the ever-evolving needs of business professionals. Our talented team at Edwards Executive Education and our exemplary instructors are committed to delivering a world-class experience to our participants and corporate clients in Saskatchewan.”

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About Edwards Executive Education at Edwards School of Business:

As a part of the University of Saskatchewan, Edwards Executive Education has been innovating professional development and continued education for over 40 years. Edwards Executive Education develops leaders that excel in an environment of constant change by offering training in key business areas including project management, business analysis, financial management, executive retreats, half-day seminars, leadership development programming, and in-house or custom training. Please visit for more information.

About Financial Times Executive Education Business School Rankings:

The globally esteemed Financial Times Executive Education Business School Rankings serve as a gold standard for executive education. Currently in its 25th edition, the rankings evaluate both customized and open-enrolment programs from top business schools worldwide. Based on a thorough assessment of factors like participant feedback, teaching quality, and program relevance, the rankings deliver crucial insights into the world's leading executive education providers.

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