Queen’s EMBA and Executive Education Programs Ranked among Best in the World: BusinessWeek

Posted on November 6, 2009

Three QSB programs now ranked #1 in Canada by influential business magazine

KINGSTON, ONQueen’s School of Business is among the top business schools internationally for both executive MBA programs (#25) and open enrollment executive education (#19), according to BusinessWeek magazine’s 2009 rankings. Queen’s was the only Canadian business school to make either of the magazine’s rankings this year. Queen’s has topped BusinessWeek’s last three bi-annual rankings of full-time MBA program outside the US.

“While it has always been our approach to focus on excellence, not rankings, third-party validation from a respected source like BusinessWeek is very encouraging, and helpful in attracting the best students, faculty members and corporate recruiters to Queen’s School of Business,” said David Saunders, Dean.  “Focusing on academic excellence and exceptional student experience has proven to be a winning formula, and we will continue on this course.”

BusinessWeek’s 2009 executive MBA rankings are based on surveys of 5,056 members of the 2009 graduating class at 83 programs, and a poll of 83 EMBA program directors. Combined with student surveys from 2005 and 2007, students were surveyed on various measures, including teaching quality, career services, and curriculum.

The magazine’s 2009 executive education rankings are based on the results of online surveys received from managers and human resources directors from 188 companies.

The complete results of BusinessWeek’s 2009 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.

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