The Schulich School of Business at York University was ranked among the top 30 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. The Economist survey, released Oct. 12, is the only major global ranking that rates business schools on categories deemed most important to MBA students and alumni.
Right: The Schulich School of Business at York University
This marks the fifth year in a row that Schulich has been ranked by the EIU among the top 30 MBA programs in the world and number one in Canada. In the 2006 survey, Schulich ranked 30th overall among the world’s top 100 MBA programs, 20th among North American schools, and 11th 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 #3 in the world in the category of recruiter diversity (the number of industries represented by recruiters who recruit Schulich graduates).
- Schulich was ranked #5 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 #18 in the world in the category of student quality.
- Schulich was ranked #22 in the world in the category of personal development and educational experience – a category that includes a business schools’ combined scores in the areas of faculty quality, student quality, student diversity and educational 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. “In several of those areas, such as diversity of recruiters, salary increase and student quality, we were rated among the top 20 schools in the world.”