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Fuqua’s Business Education Programs Ranked No. 3 in the World by the Financial Times

June 06, 2001

DURHAM, N.C. - The Fuqua School of Business' non-degree executive education offerings have been ranked No.3 in the world by the Financial Times. In addition, Fuqua's custom education company, Duke Corporate Education, ranked No. 2 and Fuqua's open-enrollment program gained a ranking of No. 6 in the newspaper's annual executive education and rankings issue.

"The Financial Times ranking is a significant achievement on behalf of Fuqua's open-enrollment programs and Duke Corporate Education," said Dean Rex Adams. "It is the hard work of the faculty and staff that gives these programs recognition."

"It is important that the things we are ranked good at are the things we claim to do well," said Blair Sheppard, President and CEO of Duke Corporate Education.

"Fuqua has put together some excellent faculty and we have designed a program that meets the needs of our participants," said Rick Staelin, associate dean of executive education.

The international ranking was split into three categories: custom education, open-enrollment, and an overall category. Duke Corporate Education is a full-service provider of customized, enterprise-wide management education. Fuqua's open-enrollment program offers managerial education based on the individual needs.

Responses from executive education course participants, corporate purchasers and a survey of business schools all helped to determine the placement of each school's program. The rankings are available online at www.financialtimes.com and on newsstands beginning June 4, 2001.