The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria has been named to the top 95 Master in Management programs by the Financial Times for its master of global business program.
In its first appearance in the study, the Gustavson School ranked 71st overall, and as one of only three Canadian universities to be listed.
Gustavson’s commitment to international education was highlighted by being ranked 14th in the world in terms of international course experiences. This category reflects the extent that graduates study in countries other than where the school is based. 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.
“We’re incredibly honoured to be ranked by the Financial Times, something that is quite remarkable for a smaller business school,” Saul Klein, dean of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, said in a statement.
“Our unique approach to management education, expert faculty, and engaged students lie at the heart of this success. By focusing on the development of a global mindset, our graduates gain a strong awareness and understanding of the world’s complex business challenges and hone the skills needed to solve them.”
Gustavson’s MGB, offered through the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, is the only degree program in Canada that is delivered on three continents.
Students can choose to study in Austria, Taiwan, France, South Korea, Peru and the Netherlands to complete their degrees.
This year, 67 students from 13 countries are at UVic beginning their global studies. The MGB program has produced 246 alumni since it was launched in 2010.