11 March 2024

FT online MBA ranking 2024: POLIMI Graduate School of Management 8th in the world for the quality of its international distance learning mba

Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2024 - POLIMI GSoM

The business school, part of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, is confirmed in the Financial Times ranking for the fifth consecutive year: the only one in Italy and fifth in Europe.

POLIMI Graduate School of Management is confirmed as one of the best business schools in the world with its online MBA. According to the Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2024, the Politecnico business school’s International Flex Executive MBA ranks eighth in the world among the best distance learning Masters in Business Administration, confirming its place in the top 10, as has been the case over the last five years. Considering only European business schools, POLIMI Graduate School of Management is in fifth place and remains the only Italian school in the ranking compiled annually by the British newspaper.

Based on an analysis of the individual evaluation parameters, POLIMI Graduate School of Management continues to stand out in the global educational landscape for its commitment to sustainability issues and in implementing impactful initiatives and projects. In fact, considering the ESG and net zero teaching parameter (i.e. how many hours are devoted in core courses to ethical, social and environmental issues), the International Flex Executive MBA is fifth in the world. Also worthy of note is the progress in the ranking on the carbon footprint indicator, i.e. the evaluation of the objectives that the School has set itself to achieve the “zero emissions” target and the publication of a Sustainability Report.

The results obtained in the evaluation of the Master’s digital characteristics (Online delivery) are significant too, in particular in terms of the School’s ability to encourage online interaction between students and lecturers and to promote teamwork: POLIMI GSoM is fourth in the world, gaining two positions when set against the same ranking in 2023. Compared to last year, the gender balance within the teaching staff (Female faculty) has also improved. 

“We are very satisfied with the recognition obtained for the quality of our MBA in digital learning. We pioneered the design and launch of a fully online MBA back in 2014, and then developed the first international edition of the programme in 2016. We started to invest in digital learning over ten years ago, anticipating an evolution in the education sector which –following the acceleration brought about by the pandemic as well – has now become a reality”, said Vittorio Chiesa and Federico Frattini, respectively President and Dean of POLIMI Graduate School of Management. “Our school has also been dedicated to ESG issues for some time, integrating them both into training programmes and into our daily actions to reduce environmental impact and generate a positive impact on society. Through partnerships, projects and practical initiatives, we demonstrate our commitment and our desire to be not only an institution of academic excellence, but also an active player in promoting a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive future.” 

Based on a customised digital learning platform developed by the School, the POLIMI Graduate School of Management’s International Flex Executive MBA enables the same skills to be acquired, the same network of relationships to be built and the same qualification to be obtained as with the traditional Executive MBA formats, permitting maximum flexibility and a perfect balance between study and work commitments. The duration of the Master varies from 15 to 32 months and is accessible to managers with at least 3 years of work experience. 

POLIMI Graduate School of Management’s excellent educational portfolio includes approximately 40 Masters each year, including 7 MBAs and Executive MBAs, over 300 executive open programmes and numerous tailor-made training courses for companies. 

11 March 2024

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