Sunday, January 25, 2009

2009 FT MBA Rankings

The 2009 MBA rankings are now published. The full listing can be found at the FT website, but the results for the 5 Canadian Schools who made the top 100 are available below:

A quick look at the rankings shows that the Canadian schools on the list are gradually starting to bunch together - unfortunately the bunching is coming towards the middle of the top 100 list. While the three big schools in Ontario won't be happy that they are essentially in a three way tie, the Western schools should be fairly satisfied with a large jump in the rankings from last year. McGill on the other hand, will be very disappointed to have dropped off completly.


University of Toronto: Rotman - 2009 Financial Times MBA Ranking: 47
Salary: 97,413
Salary Increase: 92%
Value for Money Rank: 63
Career Progress Rank: 98
Aims Achieved Rank: 54
Placement Success Rank: 67
Employment Rate (3 months): 90%
Alumni Recommended Rank: 19

University of Western Ontario: Ivey - 2009 Financial Times MBA Ranking: 47
Salary: 104,456
Salary Increase: 98%
Value for Money Rank: 37
Career Progress Rank: 72
Aims Achieved Rank: 57
Placement Success Rank: 40
Employment Rate (3 months): 91%
Alumni Recommended Rank: 20

York University: Schulich - 2009 Financial Times MBA Ranking: 49
Salary: 88,609
Salary Increase: 97
Value for Money Rank: 43
Career Progress Rank: 65
Aims Achieved Rank: 71
Placement Success Rank: 87
Employment Rate (3 months): 90%
Alumni Recommended Rank: 29

University of British Columbia: Sauder - 2009 Financial Times MBA Ranking: 71
Salary: 89,682
Salary Increase: 83
Value for Money Rank: 38
Career Progress Rank: 75
Aims Achieved Rank: 80
Placement Success Rank:78
Employment Rate (3 months): 92%
Alumni Recommended Rank: 49

University of Alberta - 2009 Financial Times MBA Ranking: 77
Salary: 75,084
Salary Increase: 95
Value for Money Rank: 29
Career Progress Rank: 30
Aims Achieved Rank: 51
Placement Success Rank: 84
Employment Rate (3 months): 98%
Alumni Recommended Rank: 78

17 comments:

sahar said...

i'm holding a bachelore degree(3.75 out of 4),Ielts academic 7,2 years of part time work experience and 2 years of full time work experience but unfortunately i dont have a GMAT score.i want to know that is there a good MBA program in canada that doesnt need GMAT score?
thanx

sahar said...

i'm holding a bachelore degree(3.75 out of 4),Ielts academic 7,2 years of part time work experience and 2 years of full time work experience but unfortunately i dont have a GMAT score.i want to know that is there a good MBA program in canada that doesnt need GMAT score?
thanx

Canadian said...

Hello Sahar,

with a Bachelors Degree and two years of full-time work experience, most schools who require a GMAT would not be likely to waive it for you. With considerably more work experience, having the GMAT waived is a stronger possibility.

Essentially all of the well-known MBA programs in Canada require a GMAT score. Even mid-level schools require the GMAT as it is a requirement for accreditation.

The range of required scores can be quite large, but a score of at least 500 seems to be the minimum. Even with a score below the stated minimum, you can be considered for admssion with strong work experience.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I hold a masters degree in Computers and have around 6 years of work experience. I want to do MBA in IT/Project Management.

What GMAT score and schools should I be looking at ?

Thanks

Canadian said...

Hello,

without knowing exactly what you are hoping to get out of an MBA program, you may want to consider the following schools with Project Management/Information Technology Specializations:

Queens - includes credit towards PMP (project management professional) designation
Schulich (York)
Sauder (UBC)
McGill
McMaster

You would likely need to score at least 550 on the GMAT to be considered at the above schools.

One other option that would not involve writing a GMAT is Athabasca's MBA in Project Management (this is a distance program).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the advise on Schools and GMAT score...do any of these schools offer scholarship ?

The reason I'm planning to do an MBA with project management/ IT specialization is that I want to give my career a push and break into the project management side , such as in a Project Managerial role

What do you suggest ?

Canadian said...

All of the schools listed above offer scholarships and assistantships to students. The amount of support available and the number of students who will receive support differ by school.

For instance, Sauder offers entrance awards to the top 25% of incoming students, while Schulich has a large number of donor and school awards available to incoming students.

Your best bet for scholarships would be to contact the schools and apply early in the admission year as most scholarships would awarded as eligible candidates are admitted into the program.

Anonymous said...

I am holding a bachelore degree in Engineering and 9 years of full time work experience. Do i need to take up Gmat exams?

Canadian said...

Hello,

even with considerable years of work experience (9+) some schools will still require you to complete the GMAT. Depending on where you completed your Bachelor's degree and what your work experience entails, the chances of having the GMAT waived do increase. However, most schools will still require you to complete the GMAT (and doing well on the GMAT could be your ticket to admission).

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dgpatel said...

i am holding B.E. Mechanical degree from India, 22 yrs of experience and GMAT score 580 what are my chances of admission in canadian MBA course and to get scholarships
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Anonymous said...

Hi, I only have a 2yr full+part time work exp. and studying for my GMAT. However I have a GPA of B- (2.8) in my BSc. Do Universities have no consideration for people like us holding B- ??

Canadian said...

Hi Dgpatel,

with over 15yrs of work experience, most schools would be able to consider you for admission without an undergraduate degree, so your undergrad GPA is not likely to play a large factor in considering you for admission.

With a great deal of work experience (assuming your career has shown progression over the years) and a GMAT score above the minimum at most schools, you should be able to gain admission to a Canadian school. Before applying to any particular school, I would suggest you find out their policy on student ages as some schools are only looking for students in the 25-35 range.

As for scholarships, this would depend on the schools you are considering. However, with a lengthy work history, some schools may not offer you considerable support as you would likely be able to fund your education better than a recent graduate.

Canadian said...

Hi anonymous,

to answer your post "Hi, I only have a 2yr full+part time work exp. and studying for my GMAT. However I have a GPA of B- (2.8) in my BSc. Do Universities have no consideration for people like us holding B- ??"

With only a few years of work experience and a GPA below 3.0, you may need a very strong GMAT score to be considered for some schools. Depending on your work experience (something unique among applicants or somewhere showing that you have great potential) you may be able to get an average score (550-600) and gain admission to a respectable school.

I would suggest trying to present a very well-crafted and interesting application for schools to consider. Standing out from the typical applicant will certainly help your case.

As a side point, most schools would only look at your GPA over the last two years, so it may be higher than you mentioned above.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Canadian. Excellent suggestion. I will work on my GMAT and try to profile my work experience in the best way I can. I really appreciate it.

Ankur said...

Hi.
I have Engineering degree from India and 4 years work experience. I appeared for GMAT and my score is 640. I want to apply for MBA from UBC. Please guide that what chances I have there.

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