Financial Times ranks custom executive programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler No. 9 globally

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Financial Times ranks custom executive programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler No. 9 globally


UNC-Chapel Hill ranks No. 3 in the U.S. for customized leadership development and business education programs


(Chapel Hill, N.C.—May 18, 2015) – Custom executive education programs at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School are among the very best in the world, according to a new Financial Times ranking.


The Financial Times ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler No. 9 in the world and No. 3 in the United States for its customized leadership development and business education programs.


“We are dedicated to the partnerships we develop with companies to help them solve business challenges and develop the knowledge, skills and experience they need,” said Susan Cates, president of UNC Executive Development. “To receive this positive feedback from the clients we serve is truly gratifying and inspires us as we continue to collaborate with them to develop their future business leaders.”


UNC Kenan-Flagler also ranked highly in several individual categories, including:

  • No. 1 for value for money
  • No. 2 for faculty
  • No. 3 for aims achieved
  • No. 3 for new skills and learning
  • No. 4 for program design


“We are especially proud to be recognized as No. 1 for the value that we bring to our partners all around the world,” said David Leonard, executive director. “We work hard to help our clients address real business challenges, ensuring that the programs we design deliver real value.”


UNC Kenan-Flagler also was ranked No. 4 for facilities. For the last 15 years its home has been the Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont, which was designed specifically to serve the needs of executive programs. An expansion of the Rizzo Center to accommodate the growing demand for UNC Executive Development programs will be complete this summer.


For more than 60 years, UNC Kenan-Flagler has been a leader in the field of executive education. Today, UNC Executive Development designs programs for Fortune 500 companies and government organizations that have a significant impact on their businesses.




UNC Kenan-Flagler contact: Allison Adams, (919) 962-7235,


Communications and Public Affairs contact: Helen Buchanan, (919) 445-8555,