Canada B-schools join forces


Some countries get all the luck when it comes to their neighbors. And for most of its history, the U.S. has been fortunate to have some of the world’s least troublesome, actually downright nice, people on its northern border: the Canadians. Canadians just don’t make waves. They get on with everybody. They don’t give anyone a hard time. At least not until now. On Feb. 7, a date that U.S. institutions may come to believe “will live in infamy,” Canada’s top business schools announced that they were banding together to market the country as the place to take an MBA. The new “Canadian MBA Alliance” will embrace all of the nation’s leading providers: McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business, University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, York University’s Schulich School of Business, and Queen’s School of Business.