Schulich receives high marks in latest global ranking

The Schulich School of Business at York University ranked 21st in the world in a global MBA ranking conducted by Expansión magazine, a Time Warner Inc. business publication based in Mexico. The publication’s rankings were released last week. Schulich is the only Canadian school to have placed in the top 25 in the world three years in a row.

"We are extremely pleased to have once again been ranked by Expansión as one of the top 25 schools in the world and as the only Canadian school to have placed in the top 25 three years in a row," said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth (right), who noted that The Economist also recently ranked Schulich among the top 25 MBA programs in the world. (Schulich placed 15th in its 2008 global ranking.)

Schulich ranked ninth among business schools outside the United States and 14th among North American business schools. Schulich placed just behind Yale University and tied for 21st place overall with the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, and just ahead of the HEC Paris School of Management (École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris) and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. It is the highest rank ever attained by Schulich in the Expansión ranking. The Harvard Business School was ranked number one overall and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania tied with the Stanford Graduate School of Business for second. The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Schulich’s partner school in the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program, was ranked 15th in the world. According to the 2009 Expansión ranking, Schulich MBA graduates posted the highest percentage salary increase of any school among the world’s top 30 (159 per cent).

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

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 international scope and orientation, average GMAT, post-MBA average salary and faculty research output.

Following the establishment of global rankings originating in North America (The Wall Street Journal, Forbes) and Europe (Financial Times, The Economist), the Expansión Best Global MBAs ranking became the first truly global ranking conducted by a Latin American business publication. And because Latin America represents such an important market for international business education, virtually all of the world’s major business schools decided to participate in this relatively new ranking (most of the other rankings have been in existence for nearly a decade). Schulich first took part in 2007 and finished 22nd overall. In last year’s ranking, Schulich finished 23rd overall.

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