UBC MBA performs well in 2012 FT Rankings


The 2012 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings published on January 31, place the UBC MBA at 82nd among the top 100 programs in the world. Inclusion in the ranking puts the program offered by Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School among the top 5 percent of MBAs worldwide.

This continued recognition of the UBC MBA amid increasing competition from international competition is due to the continued strength of the faculty and its research, and the career success of the school’s alumni.

In categories focused on academic excellence, Sauder makes a strong showing, ranking 20th in the world for the impact of its research and 18th for the quality of its doctoral education.

Sauder leads its Canadian peers at 53rd worldwide for the career progress of its alumni, reflecting the substantial boost in seniority experienced by program graduates. For facilitating the placement of students in rewarding positions, the school ranks second in Canada, indicating the success of ongoing initiatives led by the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre.

“We are committed to developing students for strong careers in an increasingly global marketplace and are pleased that the FT ranking indicates that we lead Canadian schools in helping our students advance,” says Murali Chandrashekaran, Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs and Director, Robert H. Lee Graduate School at the Sauder School of Business.

The UBC MBA also topped Canadian schools for the international mobility of its graduates.  Placing 20th worldwide, the school’s rank reflects the extensive career opportunities available to alumni with multinational companies. This is a success the school will continue to build on in its re-imagined MBA to be launched in fall, says Chandrashekaran.

“Exposure to global markets and the vast opportunities they provide will be a central focus of our new program,” he says. “By leveraging strategic partnerships in Europe, India and China, our students will continue to get the immersive experience necessary to compete for the world’s best jobs.”