The Schulich School of Business at York University was ranked 18th in the world and first in Canada in a global MBA survey conducted by Expansión magazine, a Time Inc. business publication based in Mexico City. The Expansión ranking was released yesterday afternoon.
It was the highest rank ever attained by a Canadian business school in the Expansión survey and the second straight year in which Schulich has made the top 20. In finishing 18th overall, Schulich ranked closely behind business schools at Yale University and Stanford University, and just ahead of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Harvard Business School was ranked number one overall, with London Business School placing second. Schulich ranked ninth among business schools outside the United States and 10th among North American business schools.
“We are extremely pleased to once again be included among the top 20 business schools in the world and among the top 10 business schools in North America,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö Horváth (left), who noted that The Economist also recently ranked Schulich among the top 10 MBA programs in the world (Schulich placed 10th in its 2010 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.”
According to the 2011 Expansión ranking, Schulich graduates posted the fourth highest percentage salary increase of any business school in the world (121 per cent). In addition to Schulich, one other Canadian school made the ranking – HEC Montréal, which placed 62nd.
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.