Duke Mag-Business Moves Up-Jul/Aug 2002-Gazette

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Business Moves Up

The Fuqua School of Business' nondegree executive education programs at Duke have been ranked number 2 in the world by the newspaper Financial Times. The ranking is divided into three categories: open-enrollment, custom education, and an overall category.

Fuqua's open-enrollment programs moved from number 6 to the current ranking of number 4. Duke Corporate Education Inc., a profit-making company spun off from the business school in 2000 to provide customized educational programs to corporations, moved from the number 2 custom-education slot to number 3.

Fuqua's overall ranking of number 2 is an increase from last year's number 3. Responses from executive-education course participants, corporate purchasers, and a survey of business schools all help determine the placement of each school's program.

"We are pleased that our ratings are high in the places of most concern to our clients, such as course design and faculty," says Blair Sheppard, president and CEO of Duke Corporate Education Inc. "The synergy between us as a private company and Fuqua as a business school shows in this survey, and that has been an important goal for us from the start."

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