Financial Times: Nyenrode Open Executive Programs rise in the ranking as the best in the Netherlands

Rated the best for the fifth year in a row


For the fifth year in a row, the participants of the Open Executive Programs of Nyenrode Business University have rated the programs the best in the Netherlands, according to a ranking in the Financial Times. Nyenrode also rose two places in the ranking compared to 2016, currently taking 48th place in the FT-education ranking of best open enrollment programs worldwide.

Standing for quality
“Of course we are very proud that we’ve not only managed to hold onto a high position, but that we performed a bit better than last year,” says professor Leen Paape, Dean of Nyenrode Business University and ultimately responsible for Executive Education at Nyenrode. “At Nyenrode, our participants find an environment where they can get the best out of themselves in order to ultimately achieve their goals. We stand for high-quality education and a personal approach. It is wonderful to see this is rated highly in this important global ranking.”

Practically oriented
Nyenrode’s approach distinguishes itself by its combination of academic theory, practical relevance and personal development. This allows participants to apply the theory and insights taught directly in practice, in their own way. Nyenrode has Open Executive Programs in the areas of Board & Governance and Leadership & General Management for the professional development of executives from the level of junior manager all the way up to the boardroom. Nyenrode also offers more than 90 short courses and masterclasses for professionals in various fields and sectors.

You can find more information on Nyenrode Executive Education & Organizational Development at


About Nyenrode Business Universiteit
Nyenrode Business Universiteit is the only private university in the Netherlands. The institution was established in 1946 for and by the business community. Nyenrode prepares people with talent and ambition for a career in a management, entrepreneurial or accounting position in an international environment, and places great value on social awareness and sustainable leadership, with the motto: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Stewardship..

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