Our ranking emphasizes value for money. We think that an MBA is an investment in yourself, and you should get a decent return. Therefore we screen for a good classroom experience that doesn’t remove you from the workforce for an extended period, produces a good salary bump compared to tuition, and puts a recognizable name on your resumé. Only one hitch: six schools* refused to provide data to us this year, making this Top 10 incomplete. Thus, while we believe these are 10 excellent schools, like any ranking, it’s not the whole picture.
How we rank
The Canadian Business Top 10 relies on a mix of self-reported quantitative data from MBA programs and independent qualitative data. Weighting is as follows: 25% Reputation, 25% Salary boost, pre- and post-degree, 15% Classroom experience (student teacher ratio and cohort diversity), 10% Average GMAT scores, 10% Tuition (lower is better),10% Required work experience (more is better), 5% Program length (shorter is better).
*The following universities did not submit data, and so were not ranked: UBC, McGill, Queen’s, Toronto, Western, Windsor.