High marks for York’s Schulich School of Business

The Schulich School of Business at York University was ranked among the top 15 international business schools in the world in The Wall Street Journal‘s annual global survey of corporate recruiters released yesterday.

Schulich ranked 15th in the world and sixth among North American business schools, and was one of only two business schools in Canada to make The Wall Street Journal‘s “Top International Schools” survey. Schulich ranked ahead of business schools at the University of Chicago, Harvard University and Stanford University in the international schools ranking.

Right: Schulich School of Business Dean Dezsö J. Horváth

The Journal describes its “Top International Schools” survey as a ranking of schools that have a global reach in their job-placement activities. To be eligible for this ranking, a school must have recruiter responses from a minimum of four countries.

A total of 265 business schools –186 from the US and 79 from outside the US – were eligible to take part in this year’s ranking. Of that total, only 76 received the minimum number of recruiter ratings to qualify for the final ranking, and only 20 of those schools were eligible to be included in the “Top International Schools” category.

Some 3,300 recruiters from around the world were asked to rate various attributes about the schools they recruit from and their students. Attributes included: student leadership, teamwork, interpersonal and analytical skills, as well as “supportive behaviour” – the likelihood that a recruiter will continue recruiting from that school and make a job offer to its students in the next two years.

“We’re pleased to have been ranked for the second straight year among a select group of truly international schools,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “And our school continues to strengthen its global reach, with the establishment in the past year of new recruiting and placement centres in Beijing, China; Mumbai, India; and Seoul, South Korea.”