FT ranks Mt Eliza Australia's No. 1 Executive Education provider for 5th year
For the fifth consecutive year, Mt Eliza Executive Education has been ranked Australia's No. 1 provider of Executive Education, and is ranked globally at No. 40, in the prestigious Financial Times rankings released today.
Mt Eliza is the only Australian provider in the FT top 40. In the Asia Pacific region, it performed second only to Chinese provider CEIBS, in 29th place.
In Open Enrolment programs, Mt Eliza ranked 31 globally, up two places and again leading the Australian market. Customised programs ranked 46th, up five places from 2011.
Deputy Dean Executive Education Professor Paul Dainty said the result highlighted Mt Eliza's focus on anticipating the changing needs of business in a time of cutbacks and uncertainty.
"In both the private and public sectors, redundancies and budget cuts are forcing managers to do more with less," Professor Dainty said. "While no one has a crystal ball, at Mt Eliza we equip leaders with insights, frameworks and tools they need to embrace uncertainty."
In Customised programs, Mt Eliza was recognised for the excellence of its international partnerships (ranked 8th globally), which include Ashridge, London Business School and the Center for Creative Leadership.
Mt Eliza is the Executive Education division of Melbourne Business School, ranked in the FT's global top 50 for MBA programs. MBS Dean Professor Zeger Degraeve said this relationship meant Mt Eliza was able to combine agile, innovative learning approaches with insights from world-class academic research.
"We marry the academic rigour provided by our faculty members with cutting-edge experiential learning," Professor Degraeve said. "It is a very potent combination for our participants, whether they are emerging leaders or senior executives."
Customised client Swisse Vitamins CEO Radek Sali said, "In the future, pioneering programs like those offered by Mt Eliza will become a prerequisite for leadership. Leaders will become self aware and engaged in what is really important for business to succeed."
The editor in chief of Australian Associated Press, Tony Gillies, a graduate of Mt Eliza's flagship Advanced Management Program, said, "The program has made me think more deeply than in the past about ways to keep people motivated and engaged so they can deliver on the company's performance goals."
Dr Michael Roberston, of Australia's national science agency CSIRO said, "I have come away from Mt Eliza programs with some practical tools and insights that will change the way I approach everything at work (and home!). I can see why Mt Eliza is regarded so highly across the world."
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About Mt Eliza Executive Education
Since its establishment in 1954, Mt Eliza Executive Education was established in 1954. It merged in 2004 with Melbourne Business School (which is jointly owned by the business community and the University of Melbourne) to become the largest management education provider in Australia. Mt Eliza offers Open enrolment programs covering functional, leadership and management skills; Focused programs such as the Mergers & Acquisitions Program; Customised programs in partnership with corporate and government clients (including Leadership 21, with Enterprise Connect and C-Suite Ascent) , and executive coaching for individuals and teams through the Centre for Coaching in Organisations.