The Schulich School of Business at York University was ranked among the top 25 MBA programs in the world and number one in Canada by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business research and intelligence arm of Britain’s The Economist magazine.
Left: The Schulich School of Business
The Economist survey is the only major global ranking that rates business schools on categories deemed most important to MBA students and alumni. The survey results were released Wednesday.
Schulich was ranked 22nd overall among the world’s top 100 MBA programs and was the highest ranked Canadian business school for the third year in a row. Schulich ranked 17th overall among North American business schools and sixth in the world among non-US schools.
Considered one of the world’s key customer satisfaction surveys in management education, the 2004 EIU survey measured the opinions of over 21,000 MBA students and alumni on categories they consider to be most important. These ranking criteria include:
- 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.
Schulich was ranked number one in the world in the category of recruiter diversity. This stems in part from the fact that the school offers 20 MBA specializations, including all major management disciplines, as well as industries and sectors (financial services, international business, entrepreneurship, real property development, health industry management, arts & media administration, nonprofit management, and public sector management). Schulich was also ranked number seven in the world in the category of salary increase – a measurement that captures the percentage by which salaries increased pre-MBA to post-MBA.
“We’re extremely pleased to have once again been ranked among the top 25 MBA programs in the world and number one in Canada,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “The Economist survey is important because it is the only global survey which measures business schools based on criteria that are considered most important by students and alumni themselves.”
Right: Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth
He added that the EIU ranking was consistent with the findings of other major publications this year. In January, Schulich was ranked 22nd in the world by the Financial Times of London (16th among North American business schools and sixth among non-US schools). Last week, Schulich was ranked 14th in the world in The Wall Street Journal “Top International Schools”, which is a new category (ninth among North American business schools and sixth among non-US schools).