#1 Research University in Canada

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

Quick facts & rankings

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 2016


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.

QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017

  • The Desautels Faculty of Management is ranked among the 45 world elite business schools and is one of only four business schools in Canada featured as a member of the Global Elite.  

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