Western’s Ivey Business School has been named Canada’s best business school, in a ranking conducted by one of the world’s leading business magazines.
Bloomberg Businessweek announced its global rankings this week – and Ivey topped the list of Canadian schools for the fifth consecutive year.
The rankings are based on four factors: compensation, learning, networking and entrepreneurship.
Ivey’s MBA program was at the head of the class in all four categories.
“At Ivey, we take great pride in providing an innovative and forward thinking student experience,” said Acting Dean Mark Vandenbosch. “While rankings should only play a small part in determining a program’s fit for a prospective student, this result validates the importance we place on both the learning environment and the network you can benefit from during and after the program.”
Ivey’s global excellence included high rankings in learning and networking (36thand 38th, respectively).
Second and third on the Canadian list are the business schools at Queen’s and McGill universities.
In the U.S., Stanford, Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Harvard are in the top three MBA programs.
The rankings are based on surveys of recruiters, alumni and students, with higher numbers from each group this year than last: 10,473 students (up 11 per cent from 2017), 15,050 alumni (a 50-per cent increase) and 1,176 participating employers who recruit at business schools (a 71-per cent increase from last year).