A Decade on Top: Queen’s MBA Top Canadian School in Businessweek’s B-School Ranking

Posted on November 12, 2010

Businessweek magazine has once again ranked Queen’s MBA as the top Canadian business school, finishing second overall for international schools in the biennial business school ranking.

Now known as Bloomberg Businessweek, the ranking is based on three elements: a survey of the most recent MBA graduates (45%), a poll of corporate recruiters (45%), and a calculation of the school’s intellectual–capital rating (10%), based on the number of articles published by faculty in a list of 20 key publications.

“Ten years at the top of the world’s oldest business school ranking confirms what we have always known to be our strengths – academic excellence and exceptional student experience,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “While it is rewarding to be recognized for our success, our goal is to provide the best business education using the most innovative methods, regardless of ranking.”

Businessweek’s ranking of Queen’s corroborates a 2010 survey by Environics Research Group that revealed Canadian executives rank Queen’s as the business school with the most innovative programs, highest academic quality and best faculty, in addition to best preparing students for the global marketplace.

Businessweek cited the less volatile hiring conditions in Canada as a factor for why four of the top ten schools in this year’s list are Canadian.

The complete results of Businessweek’s 2010 business school ranking are now available online at http://www.businessweek.com/go/10/best_bschools2010 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
613.533.3351 / awallace@business.queensu.ca