A new Globe and Mail article discusses business school rankings, and the problem with the different methodologies used.
Rankings all use different methods, which can complicate the results and often hinder how Canadian business schools perform. Acting Dean Mark Vandenbosch points out that although rankings matter, the qualities they measure are more complicated than they appear. Without understanding the story behind the numbers, he says, it’s difficult to understand why a school performed the way it did.
"We focus on what we care about – [corporate] recruiter satisfaction, student placement rates, starting salaries, student satisfaction and experience," Vandenbosch says. "If we do well in those categories, then we think we're doing well."