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Ivey remains among top 10 international MBA programs

Dec 8, 2016


Ivey Business School remains the top MBA program in Canada, and the only Canadian program among the top 10 in the world, in a year that saw all Canadian schools fall in position.

Bloomberg Businessweek released its International MBA rankings this week. The annual ranking of non-U.S. MBA programs is based on a combination of student, alumni, and recruiter surveys combined with placement and salary data three months after graduation.

Canadian schools included in this year’s ranking include Ivey (10th; down from 1st), Queen’s (18th; down from 9th), Rotman (23rd; down from 18th), McGill (25th; down from 16th), Alberta (30th; new entry), and HEC (31st; down from 29th). One Canadian school, Concordia (24th in 2015), fell off the list of 31 international schools.

Highlights of our ranking include:

  • Employer Survey – 6th overall and top position in Canada;
  • Student Survey – 8th overall and top position in Canada; and,
  • Alumni Survey – 13th overall and top position in Canada. This is an improvement of five positions. The Alumni Survey included the classes of 2008, 2009, and 2010 when we were in the early days of our one-year MBA Program and this improvement reflects that important transition time in the Program’s history.

“There is little doubt that the weakness of the Canadian dollar had some impact on the performance of Canadian schools this year. After nearly 20 years of participation in business school rankings, we know that rankings results can be unexpectedly volatile,” said MBA Program Director David Wood. “While this is an unexpected drop, we are still pleased with the strength of the student, alumni and recruiter satisfaction ratings for Ivey’s MBA program.”

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