GBSN Member School, Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil), is ranked as the 16th best business school in the world and the top business school in Latin America, according to the Financial Times’ 2015 Executive Education Rankings, which ranks the top 50 business schools around the world.
Founded in 1976, FDC boasts one of the largest faculties dedicated to executive education with a technical body composed of 54 full-time professors, 156 associate professors and 280 guest professors, in addition to numerous international partners. The Brazilian school has consistently been the highest rated Latin American business school in the executive education rankings for the past decade.
Wagner Veloso, Dean of FDC, believes the prominent position in the rankings reflects the school’s commitment to the quality of its courses and programs coupled with FDC’s distinguished dstaff and researchers.
"The positive results of the FDC over the years reflect that our credibility and reputation are the result of educational infrastructure, investment in development and qualification of the permanent search for quality, building international partnerships with business schools around the world and also the partnership and collaboration with companies to generate knowledge and organizational practices.”
-Wagner Veloso, Dean
The Executive Education Ranking is the result of a joint assessment of two independent surveys – the Open Programs and the Customized Programs – in which FDC ranked 12th and 33rd respectively. Open Programs are designed to develop business in general, while Customized Programs are designed for the specific needs of companies. The rankings are based on participants’ and clients’ satisfaction, the diversity of participants and faculty, and the schools’ international exposure. FDC improved 11 places in this year’s Open rankings, improving in all criteria rated by participants.
"FDC’s consistency in the rankings reflects the quality of our programs and partnerships, the commitment of the technical and administrative bodies, the maturity of national entrepreneurs, and the shared awareness of the importance of capacity building.”
-Wagner Veloso, Dean
Congratulations Fundação Dom Cabral!
>> Please click here to find the Financial Time’s complete 2015 Executive Education Rankings, or here to find the original article.
Jasper McElrath is the Communications and Event Planning Intern at the Global Business School Network