UBC MBA tops international ranking for employability

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Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School has ranked 15th for the employability of its MBA grads among “elite global” business schools in North America in the recently released 2012 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report.

The annual report rates business schools based on feedback provided by more than 25,000 employers from around the world and across multiple industries. The ranking is comprised of a list of 200 international schools from which employers prefer to recruit. 

“Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School is committed to equipping students for strong careers in the global marketplace,” says Professor Murali Chandrashekaran, Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs. “We are extremely pleased that this QS ranking confirms our success in preparing our MBAs to compete for the world’s best jobs.”

As a member of QS’ “elite global” category, Sauder is classified as being among the leading 39 international business schools most targeted by recruiters from top employers worldwide.  Sauder’s ranking increased from 18th in 2011, surpassing major institutions, including Yale School of Management (17) The Stern School of Business at New York University (19) and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (22).

“This ranking is a reflection of the high quality of students at Sauder and the success of our career centre team in providing exceptional service to employers – from assessing their recruitment and business needs, to providing direct access to our school’s exceptional talent,” said Denise Baker, Assistant Dean, Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre. “We take pride in working with our students and strategically connecting them with the business community, so that they can achieve their career aspirations – wherever in the world they may lead.”

On average, graduates from the UBC MBA program experience a 72 percent increase in their salary in their first position after graduation. Ninety-two percent find employment within three months of graduating, with another four percent starting their own businesses.

Explaining the goal of the ranking, the report notes: “QS’ objective is to provide a resource to help prospective MBA students identify the business schools from which employers most actively recruit. The research is intended to be of use to MBA employers, prospective MBA students and institutions worldwide that are interested in international business education and recruitment trends.”