Economist ranks Schulich among the world’s top 30 business schools

The Schulich School of Business at York University again ranks among the top 30 MBA programs in the world and number one in Canada in a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business research and intelligence arm of Britain’s The Economist magazine.

Dean Deso J. HorvathThe Economist survey is the only major global ranking that rates business schools on categories deemed most important to MBA students and alumni.

Right: Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth

This marks the fourth year in a row that Schulich was ranked by the EIU among the top 30 MBA programs in the world and number one in Canada. In the 2005 survey released Friday, Schulich ranked 27th overall among the world’s top 100 MBA programs, 18th among North American business schools and ninth in the world among non-US schools. Only three Canadian schools made the top-100 ranking.

Other key highlights for Schulich in this year’s EIU ranking:

  • Schulich was ranked number one in the world in the category of recruiter diversity. (Schulich offers one of the broadest arrays of MBA specializations in the world, 20 in total, including all major management disciplines, various industry specializations such as real property development and health industry management, as well as nonprofit and public sector management.)
  • Schulich was ranked number two in the world in the category of salary increase, a measurement that captures the percentage by which salaries increased pre-MBA to post-MBA.
  • Schulich was ranked 13th in the world in the category of student quality, a measurement that rates schools on the basis of their students’ average GMAT score and average length of work experience.

The EIU survey measured the opinions of over 20,000 MBA students and alumni on categories they consider to be most important, including:

  • 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.

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,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “And in several of those areas, such as student quality and salary increase, we were rated among the top 15 schools in the world.”