Coup for York’s Schulich School of Business

York’s Schulich School of Business has scored another ranking coup. For the first time ever, it was ranked 10 in the top tier of international, non-US business schools by BusinessWeek Magazine. This high standing came soon after a report in the Economist, which said Schulich was rated the 17th-leading business school in a ranking of the top 100 MBA programs in the world.

Dezsö J. Horváth, dean of the Schulich School of Business, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have been ranked among the top 10 non-US schools in the world by both The Economist and BusinessWeek, both of which are highly regarded business publications.”

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Schulich’s partner in the Joint Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA, was ranked as the number one MBA program in the US by BusinessWeek, and was ranked number one in the world by The Economist. The Economist Intelligence Unit has conducted surveys of MBA students around the world for 14 years for The Economist

The Economist ranking measures the ability of business schools to provide new career opportunities, personal development and educational experience, increased salary, and networking opportunities. Student and alumni ratings make up 20 per cent of the total ranking, and 80 per cent on data provided by schools.

All data received from schools were subject to verification checks, including, where possible, comparison with historical data and other published sources. In addition to data supplied by the schools, more than 18,000 MBA students and alumni were surveyed to provide qualitative assessments of MBA programs – the largest number of students ever surveyed in a major global ranking.

The survey measured such criteria as diversity of recruiters, job search success, faculty quality, student quality (average GMAT score), student diversity, education experience, post-MBA salary increase, and breadth of alumni network. The BusinessWeek ranking measured the opinions of students and recruiters as well as a school’s “intellectual capital” — the research output of its faculty members, as measured by publication in selected academic journals.