The prestigious Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Schools survey has ranked the Ted Rogers MBA #4 worldwide and #1 in Canada in teaching collaboration.
The survey, external link asked over 10,000 MBA students from 126 programs to grade their own schools in a series of categories. The Ted Rogers MBA was the top school in Canada for creating an environment where “competition was healthy, not hostile, among students.”
“This is an incredible recognition because our program is built on the belief that cooperation is key. Employers value graduates who know how to work in team environments, and that’s why our MBA graduates are so highly sought by employers,” said Dr. Hong Yu, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs.
“It’s part of our DNA as an MBA program. It’s very gratifying our students and alumni have recognized this and it is reflected in this ranking honour.”
The Ted Rogers MBA – which was the only Canadian program to land in the survey category’s top 20 – prides itself on being a collaborative program. Classes are kept smaller to create an experience that includes genuine collaboration and interaction with peers, faculty and industry experts. In addition, students are encouraged to compete together, building real relationships and using teamwork at national and international case competitions and the annual MBA Games (an event with athletic, academic and spirit challenges).
Ted Rogers MBA students also have the unique opportunity to develop their collaborative skills during Integrative Week, which challenges teams to come up with solutions for real-world management problems that are judged by industry leaders.
“We have a lot of internal and external competitions, but our mantra from the first day of orientation is that collaboration and congeniality are the foundations of our program’s DNA,” said Dr. Dale Carl, Director of Graduate Students. “We have stressed this approach since our MBA started, and it obviously resonates with our students during the program and after graduation.”
The Ted Rogers MBA was previously named a Top 25 international business school and a Top 5 Canadian business school by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2017. It was also named a Top 6 Canadian business school by the publication last year.