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Canadian MBA Rankings

November 7th, 2005
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I just got the Sauder MBA newsletter from Fei-fei which provided a link to Canadian Business’s latest MBA special. I don’t know how Sauder was portrayed yet, but I remember when the reporter came. For the good of the school a malcontent like myself stayed well away from her. And this was before my personal problems overwhelmed me, this was residue disgust on how the student elections were run, which for the record was appallingly badly. Our class got the message and they seem to have been run much better this time.

Here is a direct link to the Sauder review in Canadian Business. Given how I was treated by the administration, I can not recommend the Sauder MBA program at the University of British Columbia.

Update April 2015

Apparently MBA schools in Canada are having a hard time, apparently I’m not the only one who made major sacrifices only to end up much, much worse off after completing an MBA program. Now almost ten years later I still struggle financially and my health has also never recovered.


  • One of my Google search agents informed me that the Financial Times of London MBA program rankings were released today. A lot of Canadian schools went down in the rankings. Did any Canadian schools actually improve their ranking? From reading the article in the Globe and Mail it doesn’t appear so.

    Queens which is generally regarded as a good school especially for undergrad studies dropped out of the top 100, but Business Week ranked it number one among non-US schools.

    The top 10 is dominated by American schools. Tuck came number nine, I mention this because they contacted me after I wrote the GMAT and wanted me to come to speak with them in Tokyo. I would have had to skip work and I had doubts they would actually let me in. I think they thought I was Japanese… Plus I was having enough trouble getting people to submit their letter’s of reference to the two schools I did apply to. It wouldn’t have mattered the guy I interviewed with most recently wasn’t familiar with the Tuck School of Business either. Even after I told him it was an Ivy League program…

    When I was applying to MBA programs Sauder was ranked 55 now after I finish my degree and spent a lot of time looking for work it is only ranked 77. I always liked the Economist’s rankings best, I thought they were the most globally balanced. I’m a big fan of the Economist.

    I wrote elsewhere that the ranking that might matter the most is the one which only talks to corporate recruiters, which is what the Wall Street Journal does.

  • One of my Google search agents informed me that the Financial Times of London MBA program rankings were released today. A lot of Canadian schools went down in the rankings. Did any Canadian schools actually improve their ranking? From reading the article in the Globe and Mail it doesn’t appear so.

    Queens which is generally regarded as a good school especially for undergrad studies dropped out of the top 100, but Business Week ranked it number one among non-US schools.

    The top 10 is dominated by American schools. Tuck came number nine, I mention this because they contacted me after I wrote the GMAT and wanted me to come to speak with them in Tokyo. I would have had to skip work and I had doubts they would actually let me in. I think they thought I was Japanese… Plus I was having enough trouble getting people to submit their letter’s of reference to the two schools I did apply to. It wouldn’t have mattered the guy I interviewed with most recently wasn’t familiar with the Tuck School of Business either. Even after I told him it was an Ivy League program…

    When I was applying to MBA programs Sauder was ranked 55 now after I finish my degree and spent a lot of time looking for work it is only ranked 77. I always liked the Economist’s rankings best, I thought they were the most globally balanced. I’m a big fan of the Economist.

    I wrote elsewhere that the ranking that might matter the most is the one which only talks to corporate recruiters, which is what the Wall Street Journal does.

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