Center for Creative Leadership Earns Fourth Straight Top 5 Ranking from Financial Times


For the fourth straight year, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) ranks No. 4 overall in the Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education, which was released today.

CCL also ranks No. 6 globally for Open Enrollment programs and No. 10 for Custom programs in the 2017 survey of the world’s best educational institutions.

Additionally, the Financial Times rates institutions in 10 sub-categories for Open Enrollment and Custom.

In Open Enrollment, CCL ranked in the Top 10 in six categories: Course Design; Teaching Methods & Materials; Faculty; Food & Accommodations; Aims Achieved; and Facilities.

In Custom, CCL also placed in the Top 10 in six categories: Preparation; Teaching Methods & Materials; Faculty; Follow-Up; Aims Achieved; and Future Use. 

CCL is the only institution – from more than 85 in the rankings – that focuses exclusively on leadership development. The rankings are based on direct feedback from organizational and individual clients who rated leading executive education providers, including Harvard, Wharton, IMD and Insead, for quality and impact.

“These rankings confirm once again that CCL consistently creates results for the individuals and organizations we are privileged to serve,” CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan said. “It is truly an honor to be recognized among so many superb institutions and to partner each day with clients that are committed to world-class leadership.”