Premiership 2013 – Canadian b-school ranking of rankings

Canadian B-School ranking 2013 has compiled the results of the major media MBA rankings of the last twelve months to produce the Premiership.

How do the top business schools in Canada perform when you combine these results?

2013 Rank2012 RankInstitutionCountryFinancial Times 2013*BusinessWeek 2012*Economist 2013*Forbes 2013*
11York Univ - SchulichCanada2511
27HEC MontrŽalCanada--32
32Univ of Toronto - RotmanCanada144-
35Univ of British Columbia - SauderCanada3--3
52McGill - DesautelsCanada43--
54Univ of W. Ontario - IveyCanada52--
*Ranking figure above is relative to other Canadian b-schools


Click below to find out the 2013 results for other regions of the world: Premiership 2013 – U.S.


Very few of the Canadian business schools are ranked by four of the major media rankings. BusinessWeek and Forbes assess only a limited number of non-U.S. business schools, while 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 2013.

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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