Schulich is No. 1 in Canada in new global rankings report

The Schulich School of Business at York University was ranked number one in Canada and 23rd in the world in a global MBA ranking conducted by Expansión magazine, a Time Warner business publication based in Mexico City. The ranking was released yesterday by Expansión.

Right: The Seymour Schulich Building is home to York’s Schulich School of Business

Schulich was one of only two Canadian business schools to make the Expansión ranking (the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto ranked 29th). Schulich ranked 9th among business schools outside the United States and 15th among North American business schools. Schulich placed just behind Duke University, University of California, Los Angeles and the HEC Paris School of Management, and just ahead of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and Kenan-Flagler at the University of North Carolina. Stanford Graduate School of Business was ranked number one overall, Harvard placed second, and The Wharton School in Pennsylvania and the London Business School were jointly ranked third. The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Illinois, Schulich’s partner school in the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program, was ranked 11th in the world.

The Expansión “Best Global MBAs” ranking, established in 2006, rates leading MBA programs from around the world using a broad range of criteria, including academic quality, return on investment and global value. The survey employs a predominantly statistical-based methodology to rank business schools, with points awarded in key areas of measurement such as average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score, research output, post-graduation average salary and international scope and orientation.

“We are extremely pleased to have been ranked among the top 25 schools in the world and number one in Canada,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth, who noted that four other major global rankings – Forbes, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and the Aspen Institute – have all ranked Schulich as the top MBA program in Canada during the past academic year. “The Expansión ranking will help raise our school’s profile in Mexico, where we not only recruit MBA students but also place our graduates.”

Right: A Schulich advertisement in Spanish shows the school’s multifaceted recruitment effort outside of Canada. The advertisement appeared in the Expansión magazine rankings issue.

Schulich plans to establish a Mexico Satellite Centre in Mexico City and a Brazil Satellite Centre in São Paulo during the next year, adding to the school’s existing global network of satellite centres in Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Seoul, South Korea; Mumbai, India; and Moscow, Russia. Schulich’s satellite centres recruit students, provide career placement services to its graduates, offer executive education training, support the school’s nearby alumni chapters and handle local media relations. The satellite centres form a key part of Schulich’s transnational approach to delivering management education.

Spanish-language Expansión is owned by Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, and also publishes material from Time Inc.’s Fortune magazine.