UBC ties for top spot in Maclean’s latest business school ranking

Posted 2017-12-04

Once again, the UBC Sauder School of Business has been ranked as one of the top places to study business in Canada, in a tie with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

In the most recent Maclean’s ranking of the 20 best business schools across Canada, UBC earned high marks in each of the individual ranking categories, including program reputation (#2), research reputation (#1, tied with Toronto), fractional publications (#2), fractional citations (#2), and field-weighted citation impact (#3).

The business school ranking is part of a number of subject-area rankings that were first introduced by Maclean’s magazine two years ago in an effort to help prospective students determine which schools can most effectively help them find success in their desired field.

To assemble the ranking, Maclean’s drew on data from Elsevier—a world-leading publisher of academic studies—to not only assess the thought leadership of the country’s post-secondary institutions, but to also conduct a reputational survey. The reputational data reflects the views of close to 2,000 faculty and senior administrators across Canada, who were asked to list up to 10 universities which they felt were offering the best programs and conducting the best business research.

This past September, Times Higher Education – considered to be one of the most widely-observed university measures – also ranked UBC’s Business & Economics programs first in Canada, while Business & Management studies and Accounting & Finance both ranked second nationally.