Place High on Financial Times Executive Education Lists
Education 2007 Top 65 Custom Program Providers Lists
PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2007) – Six ARAMARK Harrison Lodging (AHL) managed executive education facilities were among the Financial Times 2007 Top 50 open enrollment program providers, and six facilities were among the Top 65 under the custom program providers list, respectively. For the past nine years, the Financial Times has annually ranked schools worldwide based on a comprehensive checklist of criteria, including specific categories such as facility, food and accommodation, future use, value for money, course design and preparation.
AHL managed facilities which ranked high in the food and accommodation category of the custom program providers include: the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill ranked number one; the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business placed at number two; Babson Executive Education at Babson College came in at number three; Duke Corporate Education at Duke University named number seven; and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania rounded out at number ten.
Duke Corporate Education, which topped the list as the number one custom program provider worldwide for the third consecutive year, hosts numerous programs at the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center in Durham, N.C., which has a preferred provider agreement with AHL. Similarly, many of the University of Wisconsin-Madison programs are hosted at Fluno Center for Executive Education in Madison, Wis., an AHL managed facility.
“AHL recognizes the importance in aligning itself with the objectives of our university partners and we believe we have remained consistent in achieving that goal through ultimately making the customer or student our main focus,“ said Greg Wier, associate vice president of conference centers-higher education for ARAMARK Harrison Lodging. “AHL’s collegiate collection provides customers and guests the unique opportunity to meet at some of America’s most prestigious colleges and universities while also combining stimulating academic settings with executive-level meeting facilities, services and accommodations.”
AHL hosted executive program providers included on the top 50 open enrollment list include Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University; Babson Executive Education at Babson College; the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business; and the Schulich School of Business at York University.
The Financial Times boasts more than a million readers and is available in 140 countries. The London-based publication is read by international business executives and observers of developments in the economic world. A complete list of the publication’s 2007 Executive Education listing can be found at www.FT.com.
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