Gustavson's Masters of Global Business program continues to rise in Financial Times’ ranking of the top 100 Masters in Management programs worldwide

Sept. 10, 2018, Victoria, BC – The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria has not only been named for a second year in a row to the top 100 Masters in Management Programs worldwide by Financial Times (FT) for its Master of Global Business (MGB) program, the school has moved up on the list with the program’s international mobility (12th) and international course experience (21st) being rated at the top of the list of the world’s best.

Gustavson School of Business’ MGB is offered through the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School and has moved this year to an overall ranking of #69 from #71 in 2017. It also remains one of only three Canadian universities to be listed in the global ranking. 

According to the FT, international mobility is calculated according to whether alumni work in different countries today than at graduation. Gustavson’s high ranking in this category may be attributed to the fact that it is the only degree program in Canada delivered on four continents. Students choose to go on from Victoria to study in either Austria and Taiwan, France and South Korea, Peru and the Netherlands, or Scotland and Thailand to complete their degrees. MGB students spend two academic semesters abroad and complete an international internship, as well as instruction in a second language, as part of their mandatory program requirements. This global reach also contributes to its high ranking in international course experience, reflecting the extent that graduates study in countries other than where the school is based.

“Being named to the FT’s top Masters in Management list two years in a row, and moving up in the ranking, is a great achievement and a testament to the strength of our programs,” says Saul Klein, Dean of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. “Developing a global mindset helps our graduates better understand the world’s complex business challenges, and provides them with the courage and confidence to succeed wherever they build their careers.”

The FT Masters in Management ranking, now in its 14th year, aims to give a thorough assessment of the top pre-experience degrees in management globally. The rankings are compiled using data collected from surveys of participating schools and their graduated students.

78 MGB students from 17 different countries are currently in Victoria, embarking on their global studies. The Sardul S. Gill MGB program has produced over 300 alumni since it was launched in 2010.

Contact: Krista Boehnert (Associate Director, External Relations, Gustavson School of Business) 250-721-6630 or  boehnert@uvic.ca