The QS Global MBA 2019 ranking was launched today, with business schools from around the world. The ranking is also divided into regions: Asia, Europe, Canada, Oceania, Latin America and the United States.

MBA programs around the world have been ranked based on employment, entrepreneurship and graduate performance, return on investment, thoughtful leadership and diversity. You can read more about our methodology here.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the best MBA schools in Canada, which include 16 business schools across the country. Business schools in North America have always been at the top of the world rankings, and although Canadian institutions do not have the same reputation as some of their American counterparts, they are still among the best in the industry.

1. Alberta School of Business, Edmonton

The Alberta Business School is over 100 years old and for the uninitiated it was actually the first business school in Canada to receive AACSB accreditation. Globally, the Alberta School of Business is ranked between 141 and 150, but in Canada it ranks sixth for leadership, eight for employability, 12 for ROI, 14 for entrepreneurship and graduate performance and 16 for diversity.

The tuition fee for the 20-month MBA program is $ 46,119, with graduates earning an average of $ 54,033 after completing an MBA, compared to $ 33,230 before graduation. The size of the class is smaller than some MBA programs, with only 59 students per class, while the average student is 28 years old, with four years of work experience behind them.

2. Beedy Business School, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Completing the top 10 MBA programs in Canada is the Beedie School of Business. The business school, founded in 1965, has several campuses in mainland British Columbia. Globally, Beedie is in the 171-265 region, but in Canada it ranked sixth in entrepreneurship and graduation, eighth in ROI, eighth in diversity and 10th in thought leadership and , for employability. The MBA program costs $ 39,581, and graduates hope to earn $ 52,558 after completing the MBA, compared to $ 32,948 before graduation. One of the hallmarks of Bidi is that the cohort is made up of 53% women, which indicates the possibility of achieving gender equality.

3. UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Founded in 1956, the UBC School of Business and Business Administration was renamed the UBC Sauder Business School in 2003, thanks to a generous $ 20 million donation from Dr. William Sauder. It is ranked 101-110, up from 121-130 last year, but ranks third in leadership, third in entrepreneurship and graduate achievement, sixth in employability, 12th in diversity and 15th in the region. based on individual criteria. and return on investment.

The MBA tuition fee is $ 61,786 and, although relatively cheap for some MBA programs, the postgraduate financial gain is not very high at $ 59,627, compared to $ 52,410 before graduation. But, like the previous business school, Sauder's MBA students attend small and medium-sized classes with 97 students, while students in the cohort are on average 29 years old, with six years of professional experience.

4. HEC Montreal

Although Smith Business School remains in fifth place for Canada. Smith climbed the Global MBA Rankins this year from 85 to 85. Smith now ranks first in Canada (up from second), seventh in thinking leaders, eighth in entrepreneurship and graduate achievement, and 14th for return on investment and 11th for diversity.

The 12-month program costs $ 67,689, but the average post-MBA salary is $ 87,071.

5. John Molson Business School, Concordia University, Montreal

A first in this year's ranking was the John Molson Business School, which was ranked in the top ten, the second institution in Montreal to be among the coveted top ten in the region and ranked 111-120 globally. It ranked first in Canada for return on investment in its first year, seventh for diversity, ninth for employability, 12th for leadership, and 13th for entrepreneurship and graduate performance. The 16-month MBA program costs $ 10,592, which may seem like a blessing to students due to the average salary jump after MBA degrees from $ 33,449 to $ 69,287.

John Molson has about 81 students with an average age of 29 and six years of work experience. The business school has opened its doors to students of 25 nationalities, of which 68% are international students.

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