New ranking gives good grades to the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA

The Financial Times of London ranked the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA (EMBA) at York University the number one EMBA program in Canada and among the top 25 programs in the world in survey results released yesterday.

The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program was ranked 21st overall by the Financial Times. This is the second year that Schulich has been eligible to participate in the Financial Times ranking and the second straight year that the program has been ranked number one in Canada. Yesterday’s Financial Times ranking is also the second recent global survey of executive MBAs to rank the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA highly. Earlier this month, the Kellogg global network of EMBA programs (which includes the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA) was ranked number one in the world by The Wall Street Journal in its first ever global ranking of Executive MBA programs. The Wall Street Journal ranking measures student and executive perceptions. The Financial Times ranking measures a wide range of criteria, emphasizing in particular EMBA graduates’ salary and salary increases, which are strongly influenced by region-specific and country-specific factors.

Right: Located on York University’s Keele campus, the Schulich School of Business complex includes the main Seymour Schulich Building (foreground) and the Executive Learning Centre with a residence suites tower

“We’re proud to have once again been ranked by the Financial Times of London among a very select group of the top EMBA programs in the world,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö Horváth on Monday. “Today’s ranking, together with the ranking earlier this month by The Wall Street Journal, confirm that the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA is a truly world-class program.”

In placing 21st globally in the Financial Times ranking, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program was tied with the Kellogg School of Management, and finished ahead of the University of California and Cornell University in the United States. Among Canadian programs, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA ranked ahead of the EMBA program delivered by the Richard Ivey School of Business, in 31st place; the Alberta/Haskayne EMBA (a joint program delivered by the University of Alberta School of Business and the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business), in 35th place; the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management EMBA, which ranked 40th overall; and the Queen’s School of Business, which ranked 86th. Among EMBA programs based in North America or involving North American schools, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA ranked 10th. For complete ranking details, click here.

Other survey highlights

The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA ranked among the top 20 in the world in the following categories:

  • eighth in the world in the “International Students” category, which measures international diversity and experience in the classroom;
  • 16th in the world in the “Research” category, which measures the number of articles published by an EMBA program’s faculty in leading academic and business practitioner journals; and
  • 19th 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.

One other noteworthy highlight: Kellogg-Schulich EMBA graduates earned an average annual salary of approximately US $155,000 – the highest of any program in the country.