The Wall Street Journal ranked the Schulich School of Business at York University number one in Canada and among the world’s top 15 international business schools in its annual global survey of corporate recruiters.
In the survey released Monday, Schulich was ranked 11th in the world, its highest ever ranking in the Journal’s "Top International Schools" survey. Two other Canadian schools – the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto – also made the "Top International Schools" ranking.
"We’re pleased to have once again been ranked among a select group of globally oriented business schools," said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth (right). "And we’re proud to have attained our highest ever ranking in a survey that measures the value of a business school’s graduates in a truly global context."
Schulich ranked ahead of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; INSEAD, a graduate business school based in Fontainebleau, France; Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania; Harvard Business School; and, the Stanford Graduate Business School, in the international schools ranking and finished sixth among North American business schools. Corporate recruiters said they were most impressed with Schulich’s "diversity and global perspective" and praised the school’s MBA students as being "well-rounded" and "team players" with "strong technical and people skills."
"These comments are not only a reflection of the calibre of our students, but a testament to the quality of our programs and the professionalism and dedication of our faculty and staff," said Horváth. "Our school’s performance in The Wall Street Journal ranking really is the culmination of the efforts of hundreds of people within the Schulich community – everyone from alumni mentors and faculty who develop and deliver cutting-edge programs to the professionals in the Career Development Centre, Alumni Relations, Student Services & International Relations, and within our various other service units who all work diligently day in and day out to make the Schulich experience as rich and rewarding as possible."
Left: The Seymour Schulich Building, home of the Schulich School of Business at York University
The Wall Street Journal also ranked Schulich among the top 10 schools in the world in the field of financial services. Schulich placed eighth overall in the Journal’s Top 10 "Ranking By Industry", a listing that also included a number of schools with strong reputations in finance, including Columbia Business School, University of Chicago Graduate Business School, Yale School of Management and MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition, Schulich was ranked as one of the top 10 schools in terms of total number of graduates hired by recruiters at several of the largest global firms participating in the survey.
The Wall Street Journal describes its "Top International Schools" survey as a ranking of schools that have global reach in their job-placement activities. More than 4,400 recruiters from around the world 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.
To view the Journal’s ranking report, click here.