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Best Business School (undergrad) in Canada

CiprianiCipriani Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
edited January 2013 in International Students
I have many options in Canada but only want the best I can get.

I want to pursue a business degree, and eventually an MBA (MBA prob in the U.S.), but for my undergrad Canada makes the most sense (given the fact it's way cheaper and a bcom is a bcom)...BUT, I want opinions on what University in Canada is the best for business....basically, what school is most recognized to Americans and would be considered the most "prestigious".

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Replies to: Best Business School (undergrad) in Canada

  • raza999raza999 Registered User Posts: 361 Member
    Schulich school of business
  • naurunauru Registered User Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    I think trying to pick out a single best Canadian business school will just lead to a massive argument. Schulich, Ivey, Rotman and Queens are all top class in Canada.

    Between those four, having gone to one rather than the other would not affect your MBA application, in terms of brand name and prestige at least. Be warned, though, that Rotman is part of the University of Toronto, which apparently has pretty stiff grade deflation. This could work against you later on if you apply somewhere that simply compares the raw GPA of its applicants as a way to select students.
  • silverpetalsilverpetal Registered User Posts: 171 Junior Member
    i second raza... in canada, when it comes to business, everyone knows schlulich.
  • B407B407 Registered User Posts: 417 Member
    Schulich is one of the best business schools, ironic, because it's at York which has a pretty bad reputation, at least in toronto. But IMO i think schulich is to graduate level focused whereas Ivey is more undergrad focused.
  • CiprianiCipriani Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Interesting. How does Sauder (UBC) stand amongst the others that have been mentioned?
  • naurunauru Registered User Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
    IMO Sauder would be in the next tier, along with Molson, McGill and Degroote. All very good schools.
  • CiprianiCipriani Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    My plan as it stands is to get into a top Canadian business school, and then after my 4 years of undergraduate business studies, move to a top university in the US (be it Harvard, Stanford, Princeton etc) for my MBA.

    If I want to do this, any of the above schools labeled as the top in Canada would look good to Harvard and other top U.S. school's if I wanted to get my MBA there?
  • illuminarilluminar Registered User Posts: 648 Member
    In terms of job placement, Western Ontario is best.
  • 1of421of42 - Posts: 2,443 Senior Member
    Agreed, illuminar. Ivey grads have excellent (better) success at getting good jobs.

    Most people I've talked to (and I have done a fair bit of research) agree that Ivey is probably the best program in the country, at least for undergrad.
  • CiprianiCipriani Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Looks like it's Richard Ivey.

    I've applied to (ironically), every university that has been listed EXCEPT that one haha - I hope it's not too late to apply :(
  • JIMMY@KILLARNEYJIMMY@KILLARNEY Registered User Posts: 1,244 Senior Member
    Just do a search, there are numerous threads on this topic.
  • ragingmenragingmen Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    if you're aiming for MBA, why are you majoring in business undergrad.
  • CiprianiCipriani Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    I want to get my Bcom, and then get the Masters in Business Administration.

    Don't the two go hand in hand?
  • ragingmenragingmen Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    From the little experience my friend and I have in the business majors, I've heard that there's a lot of overlap between the undergrad and graduate programs. That is also one of the main reasons why most of my friends and I decided to major in something... less abstract and more applicable for undergrad.

    Ofcourse I've never had any experience regarding the MBA programs, so I'm not quite sure, but the above is just something I've always heard of and believed to be true.

    Wondering if anybody knows more about the subject?
  • CiprianiCipriani Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    See the thing is though, even if the undergrad and MBA education is very similar (and does indeed overlap), graduating with an MBA out of somewhere like Harvard looks exceptionally good and gives you the luxury of holding a very prestigious degree - which would certainly help you get some top tier jobs.

    I'd more go for an MBA in the states just for the prestige, regardless if it overlaps with the things I learned in undergrad.
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