Queen’s MBA Threepeats Top Spot on BusinessWeek’s “The Best B-Schools” Ranking

Posted on November 14, 2008

KINGSTON, ONBusinessWeek magazine has ranked Queen’s MBA best in the world outside the US for the third consecutive time in the influential business publication’s biennial business school rankings. The announcement was made yesterday at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time).

BusinessWeek’s methodology involves scoring the results of questionnaires answered by corporate recruiters (45% weighting) and graduating MBA students (45% weighting), as well as an analysis of “intellectual capital” that comes from faculty publications in 20 key academic and practitioner journals (10% weighting).

“Two key audiences — recruiters and graduates — have once again confirmed that Queen’s School of Business is world-class,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “To be ranked first for the third time in a row is a great honour. Our innovative MBA program enables participants to personalize their academic experience at Queen’s, and clearly it’s an approach that works.”

BusinessWeek’s ranking of Queen’s corroborates a 2008 survey by Environics Research Group that revealed that Canadian executives rank Queen’s as offering the best overall student experience, the most innovative programs, the highest academic quality and the most sought after graduates.

The complete results of BusinessWeek’s 2008 business school rankings are now available online at www.businessweek.com and will be published in the magazine’s next issue.


About Queen’s School of Business:

Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools — renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience. Queen’s School of Business — where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919 — is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates.

For more information please contact:

Amber Wallace
Queen’s School of Business