Premiership 2011 – Canada

MBA50 Premiership 2011-Asia:Canada

Check out the Premiership results for 2011.

How did the top business schools in Canada perform when you combined the results from 12 months of media rankings?

#InstitutionCountryFinancial Times 2011*Business Week (2010)Forbes 2011Economist 2011*
1Univ of Western Ontario - IveyCanada12--
2Univ of Toronto - RotmanCanada13--
3York Univ - SchulichCanada3411
4McGill Univ - DesautelsCanada4522
5Univ of British Columbia - SauderCanada5-35
5HEC MontrŽalCanada-616
*Ranking figure above is relative to other Canadian b-schools


Very few of the Canadian business schools are ranked by four of the major media rankings. BusinessWeek assesses only a limited number of non-U.S. business schools, and Forbes produces two separate lists, both very short, for one year and two year programmes. US News does not consider business schools from Canada at all. has calculated overall performance by looking at each ranking position compared to other Canadian schools. In the case of the FT and Economist rankings, if a Canadian business school ranked #51 in the overall FT ranking and #37 in the overall Economist ranking, but among Canadian business schools was #4 in the FT and #2 in The Economist, then the relative Canadian regional figure was used for the calculation, and added where appropriate to those of BusinessWeek and Forbes, before dividing the results by the number of rankings in which they appear to achieve an average score.

The idea of the Premiership is to compare the performance of schools in multiple rankings, and therefore does not include the many good business schools from Canada that appear in fewer than two rankings. This means that, for example Queen’s University - an outstanding business schools as recognised by it’s position in the BusinessWeek rankings – has not been included for 2011.

Candidates should remember that this is not scientific approach, and there is no attempt to weight any one ranking greater than the others. As stated before, each ranking uses a different methodology and measures different things with the inherent limitations of each assessment, so doing particularly well in one ranking and less well in another is reflected in the overall average score.

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