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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 03 | Feb. 8, 2001

Commerce among top 100 in the world

Faculty beats out other Canadian newcomers

UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration has debuted among the top five Canadian entries in a list of the best 100 business schools in the world.

UBC Commerce placed 59th overall in the third annual international survey of MBA programs conducted by The Financial Times of London.

The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania was tops in the survey, beating out Harvard, which has held the number one position in the past two years. Stanford placed third.

The Financial Times rankings are a result of a detailed study of 137 of the estimated 1,200 accredited MBA programs worldwide.

UBC's high ranking came as a result of its strong performances in the international categories, career progress of its graduates, doctoral student placements, and its research strength.

UBC Commerce Dean Daniel Muzyka is pleased with the faculty's strong, first-time showing.

"This is consistent with Canadian and U.S. ranking competitions which also place our international and research strengths in the top tiers," he says.

Among Canadian schools, UBC was tops in the survey's ranking of number of international faculty. UBC also tied with McGill in the number of international students with 54 per cent and placed well among Canadian schools with 38 per cent of its students being female.

"This survey will help us focus our programs and services on emerging demands in the marketplace," says Muzyka. "We're pleased we're in the game and we expect to reach new heights in the coming years."

Among the top five Canadian entries, UBC placed behind top-rated University of Western Ontario's Ivey School of Business (19), York University's Schulich School of Business (35), McGill's School of Management (37) and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management (46).

UBC beat out the other Canadian newcomers to the competition including McMaster, Queen's, and Concordia universities and the University of Alberta.

For more details of the survey, visit www.ft.com and www.commerce.ubc.ca.


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