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#1 Research University in Canada

In 2015, Maclean's ranked McGill University the #1 research university in Canada for a 10th consecutive year.

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Global Financial Times ranks the Desautels MBA

The Desautels MBA is #1 in Canada for Career Progress Rank and for International Course Experience Rank. (Global Financial Times (FT) MBA Ranking 2015)

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The Economist ranks the McGill-HEC EMBA

The McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA ranked 29th in the world. (The Economist Global EMBA Ranking 2013)

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2,300 BCom students

175 MBA students

65 PhD students

12 academic programs



Recent rankings & accolades


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)


Maclean’s University Rankings 2016

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


QS World University Rankings 2015

  • Desautels is the #1 in Canada for Business and Management Studies.


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.


Global Financial Times (FT) MBA Ranking 2015

  • The Desautels MBA is #1 in Canada for Career Progress Rank.
  • We are also #1 in Canada for International Course Experience Rank.


Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Ranking 2015

  • The Desautels MBA is 2nd in the world in terms addressing sustainable development and corporate social responsibility through teaching, research and practice.


UTD Top 100 Business School Research Ranking 2014

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


The Economist Global EMBA Ranking 2013

  • The McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA is 29th in the world.
  • Our EMBA has the best quality of students in Canada (4th in the world).