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Financial Times ranks Smith MBA in Top 100 globally

Posted on February 9, 2021

Top school in Canada for career services

Kingston, Ont. – In its Global MBA Ranking 2021, the Financial Times named the Full-time MBA at Smith School of Business among the top 100 programs in the world.

Notably, Smith was the top-ranked Canadian school for career services, which includes coaching and other supports for students on their career journeys. Smith was also No. 1 in the country for overall satisfaction with the program. 

“We are honoured to, once again, be recognized by the FT as a leader in business education,” said Elspeth Murray, associate dean, MBA and masters programs. "In a time when international recruiting is becoming more challenging due to the pandemic, this kind of global visibility for Smith’s program is vital."

Smith’s Career Advancement Centre (CAC) continues to find new ways to add value for students. In recent years the CAC added new services including specialized coaching by functional area, customized career programs, and more career options for students that go beyond traditional banking, consulting and consumer goods industries.

“We are committed to being the primary partner for students’ career development and industry’s No. 1 source for business-school talent,” said Karen Jackson-Cox, executive director of the Career Advancement Centre at Smith.

The Financial Times groups its 20 MBA ranking criteria into four key areas: career progress, diversity, research and corporate social responsibility. The data points for this year’s ranking come from a survey of the Class of 2017 alumni, as well as data provided by the school in areas such as career outcomes, diversity, international mobility and faculty research. 

Four Canadian schools made the 2021 ranking. The full ranking is available on the Financial Times Global MBA 2021 ranking site.