ISB Tops in India, Ranks 26th Globally in FT Exec Ed Ranking 2024

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May 20, 2024: The Indian School of Business (ISB) reaffirms its leadership in executive education, being recognised for its exceptional learning interventions in the newly released Financial Times (FT) Executive Education Custom Ranking 2024. ISB has retained the top position in India; has been ranked #2 in Asia; and gone up to #26 globally, from last year’s #29. This achievement underscores ISB Executive Education’s commitment to empowering executives to build, grow and lead businesses that create significant impact in India and globally.


Emphasising its programmes’ relevance and expertise in catering to the evolving needs of organisations globally, ISB Executive Education has also ranked #1 globally in the “Future Use” parameter. Other significant parameters where the school stands out globally are ‘Teaching Methods and Materials’ (#25), ‘Value for Money’ (#15), ‘Preparation’ (#27), ‘Programme Design’ (#28) and ‘International Clients’ (#28).

Speaking on the announcement, Deepa Mani, Deputy Dean, Executive Education and Digital Learning, and Professor of Information Systems, ISB, said, “The FT Ranking resonates with ISB Executive Education’s commitment to equipping learners with knowledge and behaviours essential for effecting transformative change in global businesses and society, at large. We strive to consistently create a far-reaching and deep impact by integrating advanced learning pedagogies, leveraging the expertise of world-class faculty, cutting-edge research and drawing on comprehensive market insights with learner-focused outcomes.”

She added, “Our transformative learning solutions equip learners with a mindset of growth and lifelong learning, encouraging them to embrace change, learn, adapt and lead purposefully in a constantly evolving domestic and global business environment.”

The ranking, in which ISB has been ranked #1 for three years running, further strengthens ISB Executive Education’s focus on making world-class education accessible to a broad class of learners – across enterprises, government and public sector institutions, including young graduates from other leading academic institutions in the emerging markets.

This ranking announcement follows the FT Global MBA rankings, where ISB was ranked #1 in India and #31 globally. It validates ISB’s vision of being a world-class management institution that prepares future leaders for India and the world.

Sujatha Kumaraswamy, Executive Director, Executive Education and Digital Learning, ISB, added, “Having groomed over 60,000 learners globally across 1,300+ programmes, delivered to over 260 Indian and global entities, we hope to create a far wider impact by continuing to provide innovative offerings backed by cutting-edge research intersecting with industry-relevant outcomes for India and other emerging economies.”

She further said, “The FT Ranking reaffirms our endeavour to empower professionals to become changemakers, driving innovation and transformation in alignment with global business needs. Securing the top rank globally in ‘Future Use’ serves as a crucial benchmark for our institutional progress and reflects the trust our partners have shown in our learning solutions.”

ISB Executive Education offers a diverse range of programmes for enterprises and public sector organisations across domains and leadership levels. The learning solutions are crafted to deliver impact results to the organisation’s business context. Learners can also enrol directly into various in-person or asynchronous programmes through its portfolio of carefully-crafted programmes for individual learners.

It has a deep association with central and state government entities partnering in various capacity-building measures, ranging from customised learning solutions, skill development at scale and research and impact assessment that informs policymaking.