Lagos Business School makes FT’s 2023 executive education ranking

The Financial Times has named Lagos Business School (LBS) as one of the top global and only Nigerian business schools in its executive education 2023 ranking.

The combined ranking which evaluates the performance of top business schools across the world puts LBS at the 43rd position, after ranking 40th and 50th in teaching methods and materials and course design, respectively.

Last year, LBS was ranked 41st in executive education, after ranking 50th and 51st in the Open Enrollment and Customs Programmes, respectively.

European business schools dominated the top tiers of the FT’s 2023 main ranking of open enrollment and custom executive education programmes- with some standout exceptions.

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Executive education refers to specialised educational programs and courses designed for professionals and executives to enhance their knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities. It is typically offered by renowned business schools, universities, and training institutes. Executive education comprises usually shorter, non-degree programmes.

“There is a growing interest in executive education among schools that often have a strong regional connection with business,” says Andrew Crisp, co-founder of CarringtonCrisp, an education consultancy.

“In the wider market, economic uncertainty is a factor, alongside lay-offs in the tech sector, with training often an early casualty in corporate spending squeezes.”