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#1 Research University in Canada

In 2016, Maclean's ranked McGill University the #1 research university in Canada for the 11th consecutive year.

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2,300 BCom students

196 MBA students

64 PhD students

12 academic programs


Recent rankings & accolades

MBA Program

Global Financial Times (FT) MBA Ranking 2016

  • The Desautels MBA is 85th globally
  • #1 in Canada for
    • Aims Achieved (based on the extent which alumni fulfilled their goals/reasons for doing an MBA)
    • Career Progress (based on changes in the level of seniority and size of company in which alumni are working now compared to before their MBA)
    • International Course Experience
    • Percentage of International Students
    • Percentage of Female Students (tied)
    • Percentage of Female Faculty (tied)


Bloomberg Businessweek’s MBA Ranking 2015


Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Ranking 2016

  • The Desautels MBA is 6th in the world in terms addressing sustainable development and corporate social responsibility through teaching, research and practice.

Desautels Faculty of Management


Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2015

  • Desautels holds the Research Excellence Award in the Primarily Doctoral/Medical University category for the highest contribution of research papers from PhD students and faculty.


UTD Top 100 Business School Research Ranking 2014

  • Desautels is 49th in the world for faculty research productivity in elite management journals.

McGill University


Maclean’s University Rankings 2016

  • McGill University is the # 1 research university in Canada for 11 years in a row.

QS World University Rankings 2016/17

  • 30th university in the world and first among Canadian universities

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/16

  • 38th university in the world

Times Higher Education Graduate Employability Rankings