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Financial Times Ranks Schulich’s EMBA #1 in Canada and #11 in the World

Today the Dean of my alma mater, the Schulich School of Business at York University sent out the following email update to the school’s alumni. As you can see, though one of the world’s younger universities the business school has achieved international status and continues to re-inforce its reputation:

Just one week after Schulich’s outstanding result in The Economist ranking, where we placed 9th in the world, I have more terrific news to share with you: the Financial Times of London, in their annual survey of the world’s best EMBA programs, today ranked our Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program #1 in Canada for the fifth straight year and #11 globally – a dramatic rise from 23rd place last year into the top echelon of the world’s best EMBA programs!  

In placing 11th overall, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program finished ahead of IMD, the Stern School of Business at New York University and the Berkeley/Columbia EMBA, and just behind London Business School and Wharton. Among EMBA programs based in North America or involving North American schools, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA ranked 6th overall and was the only Canadian program to make the world’s top 25. And among Canadian-based programs, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA placed ahead of the EMBA programs delivered by the Rotman School of Management, which ranked 28th; the Ivey School of Business,  ranked 36th; the Cornell-Queen’s EMBA, ranked 44th; the Alberta-Haskayne EMBA (a joint program delivered by the University of Alberta School of Business and the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business), ranked 73rd; and the Queen’s EMBA, which ranked 84th overall. For complete details regarding the Financial Times ranking, please visit:

Ranking Highlights

In addition to our excellent ranking overall, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA was rated among the top 15 in the world in the following categories: 

  • 3rd in the world in the “International Students” category, which measures international diversity and experience in the classroom; 
  • 8th in the world in the “Work Experience” category, which measures the seniority and international experience of the EMBA program’s students;
  • 12th in the world in the “International Course Experience” category, which measures the percentage of classroom teaching hours that are carried out in countries outside of the country where the program is located;
  • 14th in the world in the “Career Progress” category, which measures rises in the seniority of job positions held; and
  • 15th in the world in the “Research” category, which measures the number of articles published by the entire faculty in leading academic and business practitioner journals.  

 Established ten years ago, the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program graduated its ninth class on October 14th. When we partnered with Kellogg, our goal was to create a world-class EMBA program for Canada’s most promising business leaders and entrepreneurs. Today’s Financial Times of London ranking result provides some external validation that our EMBA program has quickly and quietly grown into one of the world’s very best. 

Congratulations to the entire Kellogg-Schulich EMBA staff, including André deCarufel, Academic Director, and Su-Lan Tenn, Program Director, as well as the Program’s faculty, alumni and students. 

This marks the third global survey within the past month to place Schulich MBA and EMBA programs among the top eleven in the world, and in two of those rankings, we were rated among the top ten – a significant accomplishment! More importantly, however, these recent results are a recognition of our ongoing efforts to become better in all areas of the School. Congratulations to everyone within the Schulich community for working diligently to improve our School and for always pursuing excellence in all that we do. 

Keep up the tremendous effort! 


Dezsö J. Horváth, PhD, CM 
Tanna H. Schulich Chair in Strategic Management

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