Financial Times finds McGill MBA one of the most international worldwide

Published: 20 January 2003

Montreal — The Financial Times survey of 100 MBA programs in the world, released today, gives the McGill MBA program top ranks in North America: first for international mobility of its graduates, first for percentage of international professors, and in the top five for percentage of international students. Worldwide, McGill graduates rank in the top ten — for the third year in a row — for their international mobility. This criterion is made up of various components, the most important being the percentage of graduates who work in different countries after graduation.

"The McGill MBA has a long tradition of offering the best international perspective in North America," says Gerald Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Management. "Over two-thirds of its professors hail from every corner of the world and are involved in the Faculty's numerous international projects. As a result, the curriculum naturally leans toward advancing understanding of global issues."

A key characteristic of the McGill MBA class is its rich diversity. Each year, over half of McGill MBA students come from abroad, representing a wide range of social and professional backgrounds. "Students not only study international business issues, they are challenged by them every day with their classmates," says Alfred Jaeger, Director of the MBA Program. The McGill MBA prepares students to become world-wise managers with a strong understanding and sensitivity to cross-cultural and international issues. International business intelligence is a long-standing tradition at McGill, and employers who recruit for positions abroad often turn to McGill.

For the second year in a row, McGill is the only Quebec school to place in the FT survey. In a survey of 500 executives run by Canadian Business magazine last fall, the McGill MBA ranked first in Quebec.

Overall, McGill placed 37th in the ranking, a position it has maintained for the last four years. The FT survey results were based on a survey of the 1999 alumni and an analysis of each school's activities.

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