Schulich MBA receives top-20 billing in global survey

The Schulich School of Business at York University was ranked 18th in the world in a global MBA survey conducted by Expansión magazine, a Time Warner Inc. business publication based in Mexico City.

It is the highest rank ever attained by Schulich in the Expansión survey and the third straight year in which the school has improved in the ranking. Schulich ranked eighth among business schools outside the United States and 11th among North American business schools. In finishing 18th overall, Schulich ranked closely behind Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of California, Berkeley, and ahead of business schools at Oxford University and Carnegie Mellon. The Harvard Business School was ranked number one overall, with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School finishing second and the Stanford Graduate School of Business placing third.

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

In addition to Schulich, only one other Canadian school placed in the top 50 – the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, which was ranked 33rd. According to the 2010 Expansión ranking, Schulich MBA graduates posted the second-highest percentage salary increase of any business school in the world (121 per cent). Schulich was also profiled by the magazine in an article that highlighted the school’s global leadership in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainability and its recent No. 1 global ranking in The Aspen Institute’s biennial survey of social and environmental leadership.

“We are extremely pleased to be included among the top 20 business schools in the world,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö Horváth (right), who noted that The Economist also recently ranked Schulich among the top 20 MBA programs in the world (Schulich placed 12th in its 2009 global ranking).  

“The Expansión ranking is the premier global survey conducted by a Latin American business publication and complements the other major global business school rankings conducted by business publications in the US and Europe,” said Horváth. “The Expansión ranking is also important to Schulich because of our growing focus on the Latin American market.”

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.