Schulich School of Business rises in latest WSJ ranking

The Schulich School of Business at York University was ranked among the world’s top 15 international business schools for the third straight year in the Wall Street Journal‘s annual global survey of corporate recruiters. The rankings, released yesterday, survey recruiters on the attributes of business schools including student leadership, teamwork and skills. Schulich ranked 13th in the world – its highest ever ranking in the newspaper’s “Top International Schools” survey.

“We’re pleased to have been ranked for the third straight year among a select group of truly international schools,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “And we’re proud to have achieved our highest ranking ever in this highly competitive survey that measures an important aspect of a school’s global reach.”

Right: Schulich School of Business Dean Dezsö J. Horváth

Schulich ranked ahead of business schools at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Stanford University in the United States and Insead in Europe in the international schools ranking and finished 6th among North American business schools. In last year’s Wall Street Journal ranking, Schulich placed 15th overall.

More than 4,100 recruiters were asked to assess various attributes of the school and its students, including student leadership, teamwork, interpersonal and analytical skills, and “supportive behaviour” – the likelihood that a recruiter will continue recruiting from a school and make a job offer to its students within the next two years.

A total of 264 business schools – 185 from the US and 79 from outside the US – were eligible to take part in this year’s Wall Street Journal ranking. Of that total, only 85 received the minimum number of recruiter ratings to qualify for the final ranking, and only 24 of those schools were eligible to be included in the “Top International Schools” category. The Wall Street Journal describes its “Top International Schools” survey as a ranking of schools that have a global reach in their job-placement activities.

For the rankings list, click here.

Schulich is also ranked 18th in the world by the Financial Times of London, and 27th in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business research and intelligence arm of The Economist magazine, in their most recent annual rankings of the world’s top 100 MBA programs. Schulich is ranked 3rd in the world in the field of corporate social responsibility in the Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking conducted by the World Resources Institute and the Aspen Institute, and 3rd in the world among non-US schools in the Forbes magazine ranking.