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Ivey in the Rankings

Understanding Rankings

Many media organizations publish some sort of package which ranks business schools against each other. Most rankings measure schools on multiple dimensions with different weightings assigned to different elements.

There are some rankings dimensions that align with Ivey’s program strategies, which centre on student and recruiter satisfaction, and others that do not. On the measures that align with our strategy, we perform well and where we do not, we pay close attention and review the data to determine if there is an opportunity to improve. However, we do not formulate strategy based on their results.

Choosing the right business school for you is not an easy decision and rankings don’t always make the decision easier. As a consumer, you should become familiar with ranking methodology and the dimensions each one focuses on. Beyond rankings, it's important to consider whether a business school is a good fit for you. Prospective students should take into account everything from classroom experience, to meeting career goals and strength of alumni networks when going through the selection process.


Rankings and Accolades

Number One
For eight years, Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Ivey the No. 1 MBA program in Canada (2014-19, 2022-23)*
*Ranking canceled in 2020 due to COVID. As a result, Ivey chose not to participate in 2021.


Number One
In 2023, the Financial Times ranked our Executive Education program #1 Overall in Canada. Our Custom programs have also ranked #1 for five years in a row (2018-2023, no ranking in 2021) and our Open programs ranked #1 in Canada (19th globally).


Number One

In its final published ranking in 2021, The Economist (Full-time MBA ranking) ranked our MBA Program No. 1 in Canada for:

  • Education Experience (9th globally)
  • Alumnus/Student Assessment of Career Services (11th globally)
  • Student Quality (43rd globally).


Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools 2023-24 MBA ranking*

School Overall Score
Western (Ivey) 76.7
McGill (Desautels) 73.0
HEC Montréal 71.5
Concordia (Molson) 70.9
Alberta 66.5
Toronto Metropolitan University (Rogers) Unranked

*This ranking favours schools with satisfied students, alumni and recruiters.


Financial Times Global MBA 2023 Ranking*

School Rank
Rotman 67
Queen's 71=
McGill 83
Ivey 84

*This ranking favours schools with strong research programs and many international students who find placement in countries with high PPP. View the methodology.


Financial Times Masters in Management 2023 Ranking

School Rank
University of Victoria: Gustavsonn 65
Ivey 73
HEC Montréal 91
University of British Columbia: Sauder 100


Frequently Asked Questions

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