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The Schulich School of Business building at York University in Toronto. (Jim Ross For The Globe and Mail/Jim Ross For The Globe and Mail)
The Schulich School of Business building at York University in Toronto. (Jim Ross For The Globe and Mail/Jim Ross For The Globe and Mail)

York's Schulich business school places 9th in international MBA rankings Add to ...

The Schulich School of Business in Toronto is the top-ranked Canadian institution in an international ranking of MBA programs compiled by The Economist.

The York University school was No. 9 in the British magazine’s annual ranking, putting it ahead of five other Canadian schools that offer university-level business degrees.

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The No. 1 ranking went to Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business in New Hampshire. The second-highest was Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

The famed Harvard Business School was ranked No. 5 and the London Business School was No. 13.

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal was the second-highest Canadian school on the list at No. 64.

The others were the John Molson School of Business in Montreal at Concordia University (No. 80), the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business (No. 81) and the Sauder School of Business in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia (No. 82) and HEC Montreal (No. 96).

The Economist, one of the world’s most prominent business-oriented magazines, said it used four categories of information to compile its ranking and weighted them according to student feedback.

The four major criteria (and their weightings) were: opening career opportunities (35 per cent), personal development and educational experience (35 per cent), increasing salary (20 per cent) and the potential to network (10 per cent).

The magazine acknowledged that such rankings are difficult to compile and sometimes controversial.

“To compare a one-year Danish program with a cohort of 50 students with a two-year American one with 1,000 is to court controversy. The lowly-ranked often feel misjudged, and say so. We welcome their feedback.”

Editor's note: The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, the School of Business at Queen's University and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto do not participate in the Economist’s MBA school rankings. Incorrect information appeared in an earlier version of this story. This version has been corrected.

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Rank 2011 (2010)

School

Country

Avg. salary of new grads (U.S. dollars)

Grads in jobs within 3 months

(per cent)

Total tuition fees

(U.S. dollars)

Duration

of program

(months)

1 (2)

Dartmouth (Tuck)

U.S.

$106,578

97

$101,400

21

2 (1)

Chicago (Booth)

U.S.

108,045

91

101,800

21

3 (6)

IMD

Switzerland

129,600

96

57,692

11

4 (11)

Virginia (Darden)

U.S.

100,839

87

99,000

21

5 (4)

Harvard

U.S.

114,896

95

102,400

24

6 (3)

California at Berkeley (Haas)

U.S.

107,451

90

104,656

21

7 (12)

Columbia

U.S.

106,472

93

106,416

20

8 (7)

Stanford

U.S.

118,793

92

110,400

21

9 (10)

York (Schulich)

Canada

93,450

89

63,000

8-16

10 (5)

IESE

Spain

119,067

92

94,267

19

11 (13)

MIT (Sloan)

U.S.

110,000

95

105,800

22

12 (14)

New York (Stern)

U.S.

110,448

90

88,800

22

13 (19)

London

Britain

105,264

91

80,448

15-21

14 (9)

HEC Paris

France

128,616

85

60,000

16

15 (8)

Pennsylvania (Wharton)

U.S.

113,659

87

107,852

21

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