The University of British Columbia’s extensive international connections and global mindset have pushed the university to rank 1st among North America’s leading schools and 12th in the world in the Times Higher Education’s “World’s Most International Universities 2017” ranking.

This ranking comes on the heels of the well-respected British publication’s “World University Rankings 2016-2017 by Subject: Business and Economics,” which placed the university first in Canada and 19th globally for teaching and research in categories spanning management, finance, accounting and economics.

“These rankings underscore the unparalleled access our students have to world-leading faculty and programs at the business school and across the university,” says UBC Sauder’s Dean Robert Helsley. “Our place at the top of these rankings reflects the strength UBC Sauder gains from its important relationship with the wider university and the world-class learning and research environment it provides.”

At UBC Sauder, fostering a global perspective is a key pillar of the school. With opportunities such as the UBC MBA’s Global Immersion Experience – which sends students around the world to consult with organizations – and one of the world’s most extensive international exchange networks, UBC Sauder offers unrivalled opportunities for international experience. 

Its global outlook was a key reason UBC Sauder was selected as the only Canadian school to join the Yale-led Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), a partnership of 29 leading international business schools dedicated to integrating global experience into graduate management education. The network offers students and faculty unmatched access to study and collaboration with peers around the world – from Lagos to London, Singapore to São Paulo, and Bangalore to Beijing.

The Times Higher Education’s World’s Most International Universities 2017 ranking is derived in part by a university’s international reputation determined through a survey of leading global scholars. The ranking also accounts for a university’s international research collaboration, diversity and proportions of international students, and international faculty and staff.

For the business and economics subject area ranking, 13 performance indicators were weighed, including teaching environment; research volume, income and reputation; citations numbers; and international outlook of faculty, staff, students and research.

Times Higher Education partners with Thomson Reuters which collects and analyses the data used to produce the rankings.