Published On: Fri, May 14th, 2010

Darden, Virginia tops Financial Times exec education programs list

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Darden Business School of University of Virginia has achieved the no.1 Position in the Financial Times 2010 ranking of Executive Education programs.

IESE Business School, Spain; IMD, Switzerland; Harvard Business School, USA and Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA are the other institutes in the top 5 of the list.

Darden was ranked #1 in 2006 also .

“We’re particularly proud of this strong performance in a very challenging market,” said David Newkirk, CEO of Darden Executive Education. “We worked actively to deliver education and experiences that executives could apply immediately, and to deliver them ever more effectively and flexibly.”

Adds Darden’s Dean Bob Bruner: “The FT rankings speak to Darden’s success in delivering on our vision, providing the best student-centered learning, thought leadership and active engagement with the business community — all delivered at unmatched standards of service.”