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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 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 five years running, Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Ivey the No. 1 MBA program in Canada (2014-2018). In 2017, a survey of employers ranked Ivey as the sixth best MBA program located outside the United States.


Number One
In 2019, the Financial Times ranked our Executive Education program #1 Overall in Canada. Our Custom programs have also ranked #1 for two years in a row (2018-2019).


Number One
In 2018 The Economist ranked our MBA program No. 1 in Canada, and 60th globally.


Ranked Top 5 in the World for Education Experience and Top 10 for Student Assessment of Career Services.
*The Economist 2018 Full-time MBA Rankings.


Bloomberg Businessweek 2018 International MBA ranking*


School Rank
Ivey 56
Queen's 66
Rotman Not Ranked
McGill 87
Concordia 95

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


The Economist 2018 Full time MBA ranking*


School Rank
Ivey 60
Schulich 66
Queen's 88
Concordia 94
HEC Montreal Not Ranked
Rotman N/A


*This ranking favours schools with satisfied students and many international students who find placement in countries with high PPP.


Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2019*


School Rank
McGill 78
Rotman 87
Ivey 94
Queen's Not Ranked
UBC Sauder Not Ranked


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


Frequently Asked Questions


Ivey participates in and provides data for the Financial Times, The Economist and Bloomberg Businessweek.