Ryerson MBA Ranks Among Top 100 in The Economist

For the first time, The Economist has ranked the Ryerson MBA among the top 100 leading full-time master’s of business administration programs in the world.

“Being ranked in The Economist top-100 MBA programs affirms that our MBA is on an amazingly upward trajectory. Our MBA students own the podium in all of the key MBA competitions. Being recognized by The Economist will help to grow our international aspirations and further set us apart,” said Steven Murphy, dean of Ted Rogers School of Management.

The Ryerson MBA program placed 92nd in the magazine’s full-time MBA category and was among the top six Canadian entries. University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business placed first, followed by University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in second place and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business coming in third.

Ryerson MBA students

The Economist has ranked Ryerson’s full-time MBA program among the top 100 worldwide. MBA students and alumni pose for a photo in the courtyard of Ted Rogers School of Management. Pictured left to right: Shraddha Bhatt, Helga Crosby, Demian Tarakanov, Vishal Khot and Bradley Markis. Photo credit: S7 Productions

“This ranking is a testament to our growing reputation and success,” added Kim Bates, director of the Ryerson MBA program. “We are creating socially conscious business leaders who are both being responsive to emerging trends and to the constantly changing demands of the marketplace.”

Indeed, the Ryerson MBA offers students unique programs that take on a hybrid approach, combining both a strong academic foundation with experiential learning practices to help future innovators gain strong leadership skills, hands-on expertise and confidence needed to build their career success.

Students are also taught by award-winning faculty who are well-connected to industry in a collaborative, flexible and supportive environment. Their success both in and outside of the classroom is evident: Ryerson MBA students have consistently placed first in national and international case competitions for the past eight years including the MBA Games and the Rotman Net Impact CSR Case Competition.

Moreover, students’ career successes are tangible: 90 per cent of graduates are hired within six months of graduation with a 39 per cent increase in salary.

For the past three years, the Ryerson MBA program has also been ranked among the top 10 MBA schools by Canadian Business.


The Economist ranking of full-time MBA programs was based on a selection of 135 leading business schools worldwide. In 2012, surveys were sent out to the schools as well as to students and alumni, after which the magazine culled the list down by 17 schools. The top 100 schools were then selected from the remaining 118 based on criteria including career opportunities, personal development and education experience, salary increases after graduation and the potential to network. More info:

Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University is Canada’s leading entrepreneurial-focused business school shaping the country’s next generation of global leaders. Home to six schools of management, two Ryerson MBA programs, a Masters of Science in Management program and 15 cutting-edge research centres, institutes & labs, the faculty’s focus on academic rigor, combined with real-world experience, provides students with experiential learning and critical thinking skills needed to solve challenges facing today’s global economy.

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