|Subject: The Wall Street Journal Ranks Schulich #1
|The Wall Street Journal Ranks Schulich #1 in Canada and Among World?s Top 15 International Business Schools
TORONTO, September 18, 2007 -- The Wall Street Journal today ranked the Schulich School of Business at York University number one in Canada and among the world?s top 15 international business schools in its annual global survey of corporate recruiters.
Schulich was ranked 11th in the world, its highest ever ranking in the ?Top International Schools? survey. Two other Canadian schools ? the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto ? also made the ?Top International Schools? ranking.
Schulich ranked ahead of Chicago, INSEAD, Wharton, Harvard and Stanford in the international schools ranking and finished 6th among North American business schools. Corporate recruiters said they were most impressed with Schulich?s ?diversity and global perspective? and praised the School?s MBA students as being ?well-rounded? and ?team players? with ?strong technical and people skills.?
The Wall Street Journal also ranked Schulich among the top ten schools in the world in the field of financial services. Schulich placed 8th overall in the Journal?s Top 10 ?Ranking By Industry?, a listing that also included a number of schools with strong reputations in finance, including Columbia, Chicago, Yale and MIT. In addition, Schulich was ranked as one of the top ten schools in terms of total number of graduates hired by recruiters at several of the largest global firms participating in the survey.
The Wall Street Journal describes its ?Top International Schools? survey as a ranking of schools that have global reach in their job-placement activities. More than 4,400 recruiters from around the world were asked to assess various attributes of the school and its students, including student leadership, teamwork, interpersonal and analytical skills, and ?supportive behaviour? ? the likelihood that a recruiter will continue recruiting from a school and make a job offer to its students within the next two years.
?We?re pleased to have once again been ranked among a select group of globally oriented business schools,? said Schulich Dean Dezs? J. Horv?th. ?And we?re proud to have attained our highest ever ranking in a survey that measures the value of a business school?s graduates in a truly global context.?