This is the second part of the series – Top 7 MBA in Canada. If you have missed the first part, read Top 7 MBA in Canada - Part 1 (Beedie, Ivey, HEC & Rotman)
5) Schulich School of Business
The Schulich School of Business is also located in Toronto and offers an extremely flexible MBA program. It can be completed in three time frames - 16 months over 4 terms, 20 months with the summer off, or 24 months over 6 terms. Students can start studies in September or January, and even shift between full-time and part-time modes of study. The curriculum also offers flexibility, with as many as 18 specializations. It even covers the latest topics like entrepreneurship and sustainability. The faculty is made up of award winning researchers and current industry experts. The class has an international profile with more than 65% from an international background. In 2010, the average base salary for MBA graduates was $93,700.
Schulich empowers students with discussions and forums on topics as diverse as risk management, entrepreneurism, social marketing and sustainability. The school also helps students experience other cultures through Schulich’s Exchange Program, living and studying at one of 50 top B-schools in 30 countries. Further, students are given access to the International Satellite Centers in China - Beijing & Shanghai, India - Mumbai, Russia - Moscow, and Korea – Seoul. More such centers are coming up in Brazil and Mexico. Schulich helps widen graduates’ global knowledge base by offering a specialization in International Business. Students benefit from 21,000 Schulich alumni in over 90 countries.
6) Sauder School of Business
The Sauder School of Business is located in the coastal city of Vancouver, the third most populous metropolitan area in Canada. The school offers a 16-month MBA program with a curriculum that is built around five key themes – Responsible Business, Global Issues & Macro Economics, Creativity, Decision Making and Leadership. The class is comprised of more than 20 nationalities with over 50% international students. In 2012, students graduated with an average base salary of $76,000. Companies that recruited from campus include Adidas, Bank of Canada, The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Ernst & Young, ExxonMobil, General Motors, Kraft, Lafarge, L'Oréal, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Research in Motion, SAP, Starbucks and Unilever. For the internships, the average monthly salary was $3,700.
The curriculum is designed to be creative, transformative and integrative with a global business environment. It provides a Global Immersion experience where student teams spend 2 weeks actually consulting for a top company in a compulsory project in Shanghai, Bangalore or Copenhagen. This gives Sauder graduates an edge in the global marketplace with the added advantage of an international business network. The International Exchange Program allows students to study in any of the 35 partner schools. While preferring case studies to lectures, the school also has a strong experiential learning focus. The summer Experiential Learning component provides an internship, team consulting project, or entrepreneurial project all of which are ‘live.’ The SSB alumni network is 34,000 strong and is spread across 75 countries.
7) Queen's School of Business
Queen’s School of Business is based in Ontario and offers a 12-Month full-time MBA program. The school has a unique team-based approach, leveraging the power of teams to help students learn successful traits for the workplace. This comes about by assigning students to a team for the core program, with a large part of the overall grade based on teamwork. Every team gets a dedicated, professional Team Coach. As a result, students don’t just learn about teamwork and leadership, but they practice it every day. The teams are selected based on diversity, and the joining class of 2012 had students from 13 countries, with 49% of them being non-Canadian. Each student also benefits from having a Personal Coach, a Career Coach and a Lifestyle Coach for the entire duration of the program.
The class of 2011 had an average total salary of $109,580, and had recruitment opportunities with companies like Adobe, Amazon, AMD, Barclays, Bloomberg, BP, Coca Cola Company, De Beers, Dell, Deutsche Telekom, Ebay, Google, Mastercard, MARS, New York Life, Novartis, Oracle, Pepsico, PlayStation, Research in Motion, Siemens, The Walt Disney Company, Thomson Reuters and Yahoo!
The teaching methodology is a combination of case studies, classroom instruction & discussion, team-based learning, and experiential learning. The experiential learning modules are the Management Consulting Project, the New Venture Project (For Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and Dare to Dream internship program. Students are also armed with a Global Perspective through a Cultural IQ course that is invaluable for the new-age global manager. International Exchange Opportunities also exist, ranging from 2 weeks to 5 months at a partner institution. In addition to all of these, students also gain from an alumni network of 110,000+ in 150+ countries.
|Business School||Average GMAT Score||Average Experience (Years)||Accreditation||Financial Aid||Fees|
|Beedie School of Business||630||4.5||AACSB, EQUIS||Yes||$33,500|
|Richard Ivey School of Business||669||5||AACSB||Yes||Domestic Students: $76000; International: $88,500|
|HEC Montréal||625||7||AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS||Yes||International - $31000|
|Rotman School of Management||671||4||AACSB||Yes||Canadian Citizens Residents $84,166; International Students $98,518|
|Schulich School of Business||664||5||AMBA||Yes||Domestic: $60,000-$90,000; International: $70,000 to $135,000*|
|Sauder School of Business||658||5||AMBA||Yes||Resident: $43,023; International Students: $53,592|
|Queen's School of Business||670||5||AACSB, EQUIS||Yes||Domestic: $73,000; International: $83,000|
|* fees depend on the number of terms taken to complete the program.|
1. Maximum number of Alumni in CEO Position
2. Choice between 12-Month & 16-Month Full-time MBA Program
3. Five Specializations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Leadership & Global Organizations, Marketing & Strategy
4. Great for Career Switchers: 74% Change in Job Function
5. 110 Experienced Professors with PhD
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