The Schulich School of Business at York University has again been ranked one of the world’s top 25 MBA programs and the number one school in Canada – this time by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and intelligence arm of Britain’s Economist magazine.
Schulich was ranked 22nd overall among the world’s top 100 MBA programs and was the highest ranked Canadian business school for the second year in a row. Schulich ranked 16th overall among North American business schools and 7th in the world among non-US schools.
The Economist Intelligence Unit is the only major global survey that rates schools on the categories deemed most important to MBA students and alumni. In addition to data supplied by business schools, the ranking included the qualitative assessments of over 23,000 MBA students and alumni. Ranking criteria included the ability of a school to open new career opportunities, personal development and educational experience, salary increase and the potential to network, as measured by the internationalism of the school’s alumni and the breadth of its alumni network.
“We’re extremely pleased to have been ranked among the top 25 MBA programs in the world,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “The Economist survey is significant because it is the only survey which measures schools based on criteria that are considered important to students.”
He added that the Economist Intelligence Unit ranking was consistent with previous major rankings published this year. In late September, Schulich was ranked 6th among the top 10 business schools outside the US by Forbes magazine and number one in Canada. Also in 2003, Schulich was ranked 26th in the world by the Financial Times of London.