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Best Canadian Business Schools

A Ranking of the Best Business Schools in Canada


Canada has dozens of really good business schools. The best Canadian business schools have a qualified faculty and provide excellent preparation in areas of general business, leadership, global business, ethics, and entrepreneurship. This list of the best Canadian business schools features five well-rounded schools. Four of them are located in the province of Ontario. Admissions at these schools can be competitive, as many Ontario business schools have seen a large increase in attendance in recent years.

1. Queen's School of Business

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Queen's School of Business has earned a reputation as one of the best international schools in the world and is widely considered to be one of the best business schools in Canada. Queen's offers solid preparation in a variety of disciplines and employs a competent faculty. This small, but elite school also has an almost unrivaled executive MBA program.

2. Schulich School of Business at York University

The Schulich School of Business at York University is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world and one of the best business schools in Canada. Schulich employs an award-winning faculty and offers a broad range of innovative business programs.

3. University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management

The University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management has successfully redesigned their curriculum in the last ten years. The school now has one of the best MBA programs in the world. Rotman's other stand-out features include first-rate facilities and world-class opportunities for business students.

4. University of Western Ontario - Richard Ivey School of Business

The Richard Ivey School of Business is consistently ranked among the best Canadian business schools. Ivey offers a range of programs for business students and is known for leadership excellence. The school is also popular because of its salary potential--on average, Ivey alumni earn more each year than grads from other Canadian business schools.

5. HEC Montreal

HEC Montreal is a small Canadian business school that is quickly climbing the ranks of international business schools. HEC Montreal offers excellent preparation in a wide variety of disciplines, including business administration, general management and e-business. Students can choose from French-only instruction or English-only instruction.

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