Schulich Executive MBA ranked tops in Canada in first appearance

The Financial Times of London yesterday ranked the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA (EMBA) at York University the number one EMBA program in Canada and among the top 20 programs in the world.

In its first ever appearance in the Financial Times EMBA ranking, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program placed 17th overall and took the number one position in Canada previously held for a number of years by the Richard Ivey School of Business. Yesterday’s Financial Times EMBA ranking is the sixth straight major global survey released over the past two months to rank Schulich No. 1 in Canada.

“We’re proud to have been ranked among a very select grouping of the top EMBA programs by the Financial Times of London in our very first participation in this globally recognized survey,” said Schulich School of Business Dean Dezsö J. Horváth (right). “Ever since launching the groundbreaking Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA, North America’s first cross-border executive degree, we have considered it a truly world-class program. Yesterday’s ranking result provides an authoritative, third-party assessment of the quality of our program and clearly establishes the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA as one the leading programs in the world.”

The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA ranked: 

  • number two in the world in the “International Students” category; 
  • 12th in the world in the “Research” category, which measures the number of articles published in leading academic and business practitioner journals;
  • 15th in the world in the “Course Experience” category, which measures the percentage of classroom teaching hours that are carried out in countries outside of the country where the program is located;
  • 18th in the world in the “Work Experience” category, which measures previous experience of EMBA participants, including seniority of positions held and previous international work experience.

In placing 17th globally, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program finished just behind buisness schools at Duke University, Kellogg (Schulich’s Chicago-based EMBA partner school) and INSEAD, and ahead of IMD, UC-Berkeley/Columbia (a joint program) and New York University Stern.  Among Canadian programs, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA ranked ahead of the Alberta-Haskayne EMBA (a joint program delivered by the University of Alberta School of Business and the Haskayne School of Business), in 28th place; and ahead of the Rotman School of Management and the Ivey School of Business, jointly ranked 32nd overall. Among EMBA programs based in North America or involving North American schools, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA ranked ninth. For complete ranking details, visit