World No. 1 ranking for York’s Schulich School of Business

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business research and intelligence arm of Britain’s The Economist magazine, has ranked the Schulich School of Business at York University number one in the world in open enrolment executive education programs and sixth in the world in custom executive education programs.

Right: The Schulich School of Business

“We’re extremely pleased to have been ranked once again this year as one of the top executive education providers in the world,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “We believe that our world-class faculty, cutting-edge and relevant programs, and our recently opened, state-of-the-art Executive Learning Centre were all key factors in the strong customer satisfaction ratings our school received in both The Economist and BusinessWeek executive education rankings.”

In the open enrolment (public) category, Schulich ranked number one jointly with three other business schools: University of Navarra’s IESE; Instituto de Empresa of Madrid, Spain; and Wisconsin-Madison, ahead of Chicago, Kellogg, Switzerland’s IMD and Stanford University in California. In the rankings, which are being released today, Schulich received a 4.2 rating on a scale of 5 and was one of only seven schools in the world awarded an overall rating of “excellent”.

Right:  Dezsö J. Horváth, dean of York’s Schulich School of Business

In the custom program category, Schulich placed sixth overall jointly with Michigan, ranking just behind Kellogg and just ahead of Berkeley. Schulich was one of a handful of schools to be ranked among the top 10 in both categories, and was the only Canadian business school to be ranked in both categories.

The EIU survey is the only major global ranking that rates executive education providers exclusively on categories deemed most important by their clients and customers. These categories include program content, faculty quality, value for money, the school’s amenities and the impact of learning back in the workplace.

Today’s ranking by the EIU mirrors the results of a global survey conducted by BusinessWeek in October. BusinessWeek ranked Schulich among the top 20 executive education providers in the world in both open enrolment and custom education programming.