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Canada’s Top Universities for Business Talent

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Staff Writer
Updated: 12 October 2017
Canada’s universities have some of the world’s leading business schools, highlighted and praised for their ability to produce employable graduates as well as their excellence in beneficial research for the purpose of furthering people’s studies and the economy. Check out the following schools for business talent.
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University of Toronto

For the past 11 years, the Financial Times has ranked Rotman School of Management (Rotman) at the University of Toronto as Canada’s top business school. Their state-of-the-art $93 million building is in a great spot, just steps away from Bay Street, giving students the advantage of being close to Toronto’s financial district. The downtown campus has also enabled the school to cultivate good ties with the industry. Rotman’s prominent academic faculty will put students face to face with seasoned industry professionals and some great business minds.

University of Toronto, 27 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 978 2011

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University of Western Toronto

Ivey Business School (Ivey) at the University of Western Ontario is a research-intensive university in London. The business school also has branches outside of London: its downtown Toronto campus at Tangerine Leadership Centre and its Hong Kong campus, Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute. Renowned for its “Case-Method of Learning,” Ivey is one of the two most important producers of business cases in the world, alongside Harvard. From 2014–2016, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Ivey the number one MBA program in Canada.

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, Canada, +1 519 661 2111

Main Entrance at Ivey Business School | Courtesy Ivey Business School

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McGill University

The Desautels Faculty of Management (Desautels) at McGill University, ranked as one of the world’s top international business schools, prepares students for successful management and leadership. Their campus sits in the bustling downtown of Montreal. Desautels’ innovative programs attract students, thought-leading professors, and top-tier employers. Desautels has numerous research centers and academic programs at every level: undergraduate, masters, executive and Ph.D.

McGill University, 1001 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 398 4000

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University of British Columbia

Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (UBC Sauder) in Vancouver has earned respect worldwide for its academic learning and research. As an AACSB-accredited institution, UBC Sauder’s business and accounting programs offer students unique educational and career opportunities in their preparation for the business world. Their faculty and global partnerships also give students access to a great network as well as a chance to learn in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities.

University of British Columbia, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 822 2211

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HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal (HEC), a French-language business school located in Montreal, offers internationally renowned management education and research. The business school also offers an extensive international exchange program with partner institutions all over the world. Apart from up-to-date teaching methods from expert faculty, HEC provides students a learning environment with the latest facilities and technology, including a trading room with real-time data from Bloomberg and Reuters.

HEC, Montréal, 3000 Ch de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, QC, Canada, +1 514 340 6000

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Smith School of Business

Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business (Smith) at Queen’s University sits in Ontario’s vibrant city of Kingston. As a leader of team-based and experiential learning, Smith has earned significant global recognition because of this unique approach to business education. Smith was previously known as Queen’s School of Business; after receiving a $50 million donation from Stephen J.R. Smith, the school rebranded to this new name. This gift is the largest one ever made to a Canadian business school and has enabled it to continue paving the way for an innovative business education and student experience.

Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business, Goodes Hall, 143 Union St W, Kingston, ON, Canada, +1 613 533 2301

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York University

The Schulich School of Business (Schulich) at York University located in Toronto is Canada’s leading global business school. The school boasts overseas campuses in Hyderabad, India, and Beijing, China, as well as Satellite Centres in Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, Seoul, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City. Courses at Schulich have a unique structure: the business school offers students the option to switch between part-time and full-time study to suit their career and lifestyle needs as well opportunities to study abroad at partner schools in 40 countries.

York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 730 2100