Best MBA in Canada after Ivey or Rotman


mtalalazam

Hi,
I am looking for schools in Canada for my MBA.
Which 2 schools have a good repute for their MBA program after Ivey and Rotman? I understand these 2 programs have the best MBA in Canada.

Secondly, which of these schools (McGill, UBC Sauder, Queens, Schulich) is best for someone coming from an engineering background and interested to move into Ops Management / Consultancy?

[Edited by mtalalazam on Oct 13, 2017]

Hi,
I am looking for schools in Canada for my MBA.
Which 2 schools have a good repute for their MBA program after Ivey and Rotman? I understand these 2 programs have the best MBA in Canada.

Secondly, which of these schools (McGill, UBC Sauder, Queens, Schulich) is best for someone coming from an engineering background and interested to move into Ops Management / Consultancy?
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mba hipste...

Queens and Schulich are solid choices with good post-MBA salary stats - especially if you're considering working in Toronto. As far as consulting careers go, Queens generally puts a bigger percentage of its grads into these kinds of roles.

McGill could be an option if you're Quebec-focused (if you speak French fluently this could be an asset for working in Montreal, etc.)

UBC doesn't publish its employment data so you'd have to ask them about their placements into consulting / operations management. I'm assuming they'd be west coast focused.

Queens and Schulich are solid choices with good post-MBA salary stats - especially if you're considering working in Toronto. As far as consulting careers go, Queens generally puts a bigger percentage of its grads into these kinds of roles.

McGill could be an option if you're Quebec-focused (if you speak French fluently this could be an asset for working in Montreal, etc.)

UBC doesn't publish its employment data so you'd have to ask them about their placements into consulting / operations management. I'm assuming they'd be west coast focused.
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maury

There's some UBC career data here:

http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/~/media/43F6B0C647424993AF74F32CA103E2FA.ashx

... not super strong, in terms of consulting placements, or in terms of salary (compared to the ranked schools, or even McGill.)

There's some UBC career data here:

http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/~/media/43F6B0C647424993AF74F32CA103E2FA.ashx

... not super strong, in terms of consulting placements, or in terms of salary (compared to the ranked schools, or even McGill.)
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Ayon

No school education alone will allow you to switch careers from engineering into Consulting. Instead of running after rankings and brand names, select a school that will best allow you in career switching.
This can be done by summer internships that will allow you to test the waters, while giving you ample time to adjust your career goals. 2 year programs such as Rotman, Schulich, McGill, JMSB come into my mind.

If you are good at cracking cases/aptitude, then select a schools that delivers this type of teaching. The likes of Ivey, Queens, HEC Montreal, and McGill comes to my mind.

Some of the known schools in Canada are - you already know them.
Getting an admit there has become super competitive, since risk averse Indians are applying to such schools in thousands given easier Immigration policies of Canada and tightening of rules in US and UK.

Good Luck! It will be easier to decide between the schools once you get admits.

No school education alone will allow you to switch careers from engineering into Consulting. Instead of running after rankings and brand names, select a school that will best allow you in career switching.
This can be done by summer internships that will allow you to test the waters, while giving you ample time to adjust your career goals. 2 year programs such as Rotman, Schulich, McGill, JMSB come into my mind.

If you are good at cracking cases/aptitude, then select a schools that delivers this type of teaching. The likes of Ivey, Queens, HEC Montreal, and McGill comes to my mind.

Some of the known schools in Canada are - you already know them.
Getting an admit there has become super competitive, since risk averse Indians are applying to such schools in thousands given easier Immigration policies of Canada and tightening of rules in US and UK.

Good Luck! It will be easier to decide between the schools once you get admits.
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mtalalazam

Thank you for your feedback everyone. Ayon I totally agree about the internship over ranking aspect. I am applying at Rotman, Ivey, McGill and Queens. Schulich seems to be more Finance/Marketing based but the 2-year program is an advantage. As for the rest, I understand they have a solid placement in Operations, Consultancy and General Management. I checked their employment report also.

I am just slightly concerned about my GMAT score (650) although I have a very strong quantitative backing from School to my current job. But the admissions will be competitive I am sure.

Thank you for your feedback everyone. Ayon I totally agree about the internship over ranking aspect. I am applying at Rotman, Ivey, McGill and Queens. Schulich seems to be more Finance/Marketing based but the 2-year program is an advantage. As for the rest, I understand they have a solid placement in Operations, Consultancy and General Management. I checked their employment report also.

I am just slightly concerned about my GMAT score (650) although I have a very strong quantitative backing from School to my current job. But the admissions will be competitive I am sure.
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Ayon

Yeah Honestly, with a 650 GMAT Indian Techie Male coming from an Engineering background trying to get into Ops/Consulting/SCM/Brand Management/Finance is pretty cliche.
The AdCom have heard it all before. I'll be surprised if you get admits from Ivey, McGill etc.
Make sure you understand the risk/reward and the costs associated with MBA program (Rotman/Schulich aren't cheap). I hope you got that kind of money because don't expect any scholarship at that score.

Write stellar essays and spread your risk while applying. Apply to 3-4 schools where you want to study, 1-2 reach and 2-3 safety.

Yeah Honestly, with a 650 GMAT Indian Techie Male coming from an Engineering background trying to get into Ops/Consulting/SCM/Brand Management/Finance is pretty cliche.
The AdCom have heard it all before. I'll be surprised if you get admits from Ivey, McGill etc.
Make sure you understand the risk/reward and the costs associated with MBA program (Rotman/Schulich aren't cheap). I hope you got that kind of money because don't expect any scholarship at that score.

Write stellar essays and spread your risk while applying. Apply to 3-4 schools where you want to study, 1-2 reach and 2-3 safety.
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