Sauder School of Business Ranked First in Canada by SSRN International Business School Rankings


VANCOUVER, BC – A ranking of international business schools that made its debut in 2006 has rated Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia as the leader in Canada, and among the best in the world, for business and management research.

January statistics released from the Social Science Research Network, the leading repository of business and management research papers, indicate that based on research downloads, Sauder ranked first in Canada, and eighth out of more than 600 international business schools, not including U.S. schools. (U.S. schools are ranked separately by the online database).

Sauder is the leading recipient of research grants from Canada's major federal granting agencies, and outperforms other Canadian business schools in the number of research articles published in academic journals.

"The level of research and the quality of research that is done at this school surpasses that of any other business school in the country," said Robert Helsley, Sauder School of Business Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research.

“This tremendous ranking for Sauder is a testament to the business research community that thrives here,” said Daniel F. Muzyka, Dean of the Sauder School of Business. “Through teaching and publication, Sauder’s faculty is committed to excellence on all fronts.”

The school’s ranking underscores the important role its faculty plays in producing leading business research in Canada. Research conducted at Sauder covers the entire business spectrum, from issues such as environmental economics to income trusts and mutual funds, and from airport/airline management to workplace psychology.

2006 marked the first year of the SSRN Top Business Schools rankings. The rankings provide a number of measures of the scholarly impact of the authors currently affiliated with business schools. Since the rankings’ debut last May, the Sauder School of Business has ranked first in Canada in each monthly update during 2006.

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

Since its founding in 1994 by financial economist Michael Jensen, SSRN has grown in importance to the academic community. The SSRN library consists of an abstract database containing abstracts on over 138,400 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers, and an electronic paper collection currently containing over 108,500 downloadable full text documents.

The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia is Canada’s leading academic business school. Recognized globally for its contributions to management practice through innovative research and teaching, the school is dedicated to opening worlds of opportunities for its students, alumni and associated communities.

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