Top marks for York’s Schulich School of Business

The MBA program at York University’s Schulich School of Business was ranked No. 1 in Canada according to the results of a national survey conducted by Corporate Knights magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on corporate social responsibility. The magazine is published quarterly and distributed nationally through The Globe and Mail.

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

The Corporate Knights survey assessed how well Canadian business schools are integrating sustainability issues, including environmental and social management concerns, into the curriculum. The results are published in the magazine’s most recent “Best 50 Corporate Citizens” issue and are available online.

The 2010 ranking marks the seventh consecutive time since the start of the survey that Schulich’s MBA program has been ranked number one in Canada. Schulich posted a score of 94.6 per cent to retain top spot in the national ranking – up from 92.8 per cent the previous year and more than 10 per cent higher than the next closest score. A total of 35 business schools across Canada took part in the MBA survey, which measured three main areas of business school activity: institutional support such as endowed chairs, scholarships and faculty research; student-led initiatives; and course work.

In placing first, Schulich finished ahead of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, the University of Alberta School of Business, the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, in that order.

In the fall of 2009, Schulich was first in the world in a global ranking of the top 100 MBA programs that are preparing future leaders for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. Schulich placed first overall, ahead of the University of Michigan, the Yale School of Management, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the University of California Berkeley and Columbia Business School in the Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking, conducted every two years by the Aspen Institute, a US-based leadership think tank (see YFile, Oct. 23, 2009).

The Corporate Knights survey is modelled after the groundbreaking Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey, established by the Aspen Institute in 1999.