Masters of Global Business makes Financial Times’ ranking of the top 100 Masters in Management programs worldwide for third consecutive year


October 28, 2019, Victoria, BC – The Sardul S. Gill Graduate School at University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has been named for the third 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. Only one of two North American schools listed to the Top 100, the school continues to climb on the program’s international mobility moving to 11th (up from 12th in 2018 and 40 in 2017).

According to the FT, international mobility is calculated according to whether alumni work in different countries today than at graduation. The MGB program’s high ranking in this category may be attributed to the fact that it is the only degree program in Canada delivered on three continents. Students choose to go on from Victoria to study in either Taiwan and Austria, France and South Korea, Austria and Peru, 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.

“Earning a spot on the FT’s top Masters in Management list for three years in a row highlights the strength of our MGB program,” says Sheryl Karras, Director Administration, Pre-experience Master Programs. “During the course of their studies, students develop a global mindset and the ability to analyze and recommend solutions to international business problems. This proves invaluable as they pursue their careers post-graduation.”

The FT Masters in Management ranking, now in its 54th 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.