Business Week ExecMBA ranking
October 05, 2001
Business Week ranks Queen’s in world’s top ten in teaching leadership & entrepreneurship
2001-10-05 - KINGSTON, ON, October 5, 2001 – Queen’s School of Business, home of Canada’s largest and most sought-after executive MBA program, has added another ranking to its growing list of international successes. In its October 15th issue, Business Week magazine ranks the Queen’s Executive MBA among the top 25 executive MBA programs in the world. In addition, it places Queen’s among the “Best of the Bunch” in two key top-10 categories: teaching leadership and entrepreneurship.
In addition to this new ranking by Business Week, Queen’s is the only Canadian school to make the Financial Times’ list of the top providers of executive education for three consecutive years. Queen's full-time MBA program has been ranked #1 by Canadian Business for four years in a row.
“There was a time not long ago when Canadian schools weren’t on the world map, but that’s changing,” said Dr. Margot Northey, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “This is Business Week’s first executive MBA ranking, and as we become better known beyond our borders we expect to continue to move up the scale.”
“Canadian executives have voted with their feet by making Queen’s their leading choice for executive education,” continued Northey. “And it’s exciting to see more and more international rankings reflect our success.”
To generate its rankings, Business Week first applied strict criteria to choose 82 top schools from the hundreds offering executive MBA programs. The magazine then conducted two surveys — one of this year’s graduates from the schools on the shortlist, and the other of executive MBA program directors, who offered opinions about their rivals.
“At Queen’s, we’re known for our focused, real-world approach to business education, and it’s clear our strategy is paying dividends,” said Dr. Don Nightingale, Associate Dean for Executive Programs at Queen’s. “Queen’s prepares executives to succeed in any organization, of any size, and in any economy. Our top rankings in teaching leadership and entrepreneurship show we’re on the right track.”
Queen’s was the first Canadian university to grant business degrees, and the school is widely known for its expertise in executive education. In fact, more senior executives in Canada choose Queen’s than all other Canadian universities combined. Queen’s offers a wide portfolio of programs — from traditional disciplines such as finance, human resources and marketing to new fields such as strategic leadership. Building on its experience in executive education, Queen’s developed the world’s first Executive MBA program delivered through state-of-the-art multi-point videoconferencing technology to cities across the nation.
Queen's School of Business (www.business.queensu.ca) is one of the world’s best business schools. The school’s programs include the undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce, with the highest entrance standards in Canada and a 100% success rate in placing students in career-quality jobs; Queen's MBA for Science & Technology, ranked #1 for four consecutive years by Canadian Business magazine; the market-leading Executive MBA program, Canada's only MBA program delivered by videoconference to sites from coast to coast as well as an Ottawa-based classroom; Queen's Executive Development Centre, Canada’s largest provider of executive education programs; and MSc and PhD programs that produce leading researchers for industry and academia.
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