After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Financial Times today publishes an international ranking of the top business schools that provide postgraduate education. Kozminski University debuts in this ranking, and on its own took the 64th place, placing between Esan from Peru and the University of Cape Town in the Republic of South Africa, while - as a strategic partner of ESCP Business School - it has been placed on the 19th position with this French university. The top of management education are well-known French, Swiss, Spanish, British, and American universities.
After the pandemic, interest in short courses (usually one-year programs) raising skills in digital transformation, motivating employees to reduce turnover, and dealing with the youngest "generation Z" has clearly increased. - writes the Financial Times. It predicts a further increase in expenditures on the education of senior managers in the coming years, citing its own research conducted among HR directors of large corporations. It emphasizes that competition in the market is growing, not only from so-called corporate universities, consulting firms, and LinkedIn courses but also from educational startups that offer online programs.
Business school deans are feeling the competition, but they're not worried about losing their advantage of having people actually meet in class, which creates opportunities to share experiences, build teams, and tap into resources across the university. - Demand for this kind of education is increasing significantly, says Anne-Valérie Corboz, Vice Dean for Executive Education at HEC Paris, the leading university in the ranking.
Each year approximately 2,500 people participate in postgraduate and MBA studies at Kozminski University. The university offers over 70 programs and continuously updates its offer with new, sought-after majors.
During the pandemic, the interest in postgraduate studies was greater than before it, and this despite the need for remote or hybrid classes. – says Sylwia Halas-Dej, Ph.D., Dean of the Kozminski Executive Business School.
The high level of admission has been maintained in the current semester and the same is true for the winter semester, for which enrollment is already underway. In addition to the knowledge and exchange of experience with practitioners, what matters for Kozminski students is to receive a diploma from a university with a good reputation.
Kozminski University is already present in five rankings of the "Financial Times", taking 54th place in the ranking of European Business Schools of 2021, and we are the leader of managerial education in our part of Europe.
Link to the full "FT" ranking: https://rankings.ft.com/home/executive-education