Business schools in Toronto, Canada Rankings
Bachelors & Masters in Management: BBA, MSc, MiM, MBA, EMBA Business Programs

Toronto
3 out of 3
  • Business schools in Toronto
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
10
  • Different Rankings list
  • Business schools in Toronto
  • (2 institution and 8 subject rankings)
9
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Business schools in Toronto
  • Among TOP 200

Toronto is known for being one of the busiest major metropolises, and for having some of the most sought-after and prestigious universities in the country.

Owing to the city’s significant academic offerings, it has a strong attraction for both domestic and international students alike.

Students in Toronto can expect to spend their free time populating a neighbourhood known as The Beaches, which is a beach location found on Lake Ontario - and thanks to Toronto’s relatively mild climate compared to more northern cities, you might find yourself going for a swim.

The city offers everything you could expect to find in a macro city, like cinemas, shopping centers and so on. Students can enjoy the bohemian tone of the city, between its artful street graffiti in the city’s Fashion District, or the hipster Kensington Market where students like to check out vintage clothes selections, as well as vegetarian and vegan cafes.

PROS

  • International students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week as per the conditions of their visa, but it can be increased to 30 hours per week during winter and summer breaks.

  • Students are entitled to significant discounts on Toronto’s public transport by using a Presto card, so they should sign up for one immediately to save money on all transport methods in the city.

  • Toronto has one of the lowest crime rates among Canada’s large cities, which means you can go to enjoy Toronto’s thriving nightlife scene with your friends without having to worry too much.

CONS

  • The cost of the Presto card used for discounted student transit is paid for by the students themselves in Toronto, unlike in other provinces where the student travel pass is paid for by participating universities and colleges.

  • Rent prices are infamously high in Toronto. One can expect to pay around $1,595 for a very basic 2-bedroom apartment in the Downtown area.

  • The city has a reputation for being difficult to make friends and connections in, because most people are commuters. This means that not many have the time to socialise after university or work.

For subjects other than business see our ranking of universities in Toronto, Canada

Latest ranking updates related to business schools in Toronto
  • 23 Jun, 2022: Latest QS EMBA Rankings by region: North America from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. in position #12.
  • 23 Jun, 2022: New edition of QS Global EMBA Rankings. in position #32.
  • 31 May, 2022: New edition of América Economía Ránking MBA Global (Business). in position #29.
  • 13 Feb, 2022: Publication of Financial Times: Global MBA Ranking (Business Administration). Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto ranked #79.

Highest subject rankings of business schools in Toronto

Finance
#11 
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Finance
#11 
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Management
#11 
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Library & Information Management
#11 
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Business Analytics
#13 
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Accounting & Finance
#16 
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Finance
#17 
Schulich School of Business, York University
Economics & Business
#18 
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Finance
#18 
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Marketing
#22 
Schulich School of Business, York University

Rankings of business schools in Toronto, Canada 2022

#1

Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (606 reviews)
  • #1 
  • #42 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #1 
QS Global MBA Ranking - Canada
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #43 
Financial Times - Executive MBA
[Published 17 October, 2021]

#2

Schulich School of Business
York University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (223 reviews)
  • #5 
  • #81 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #5 
QS Global MBA Ranking - Canada
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #21 
The Economist: Full time MBA ranking
[Published 21 January, 2021]

#3

Ted Rogers School of Management
Toronto Metropolitan University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
  • #20 
  • #251 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #19 
QS Global MBA Ranking - Canada
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #83 
The Economist: Full time MBA ranking
[Published 21 January, 2021]

Student Opinions About Studying in Toronto

“I was able to get a part-time job fairly quickly after moving to Toronto, which was a relief because the cost of living here is a constant challenge. Fortunately speaking French isn’t a requirement to find work here as it would be in other Canadian cities.”

“The TTC (public transit) is really unreliable, and taking the car if you’re going south of Eglinton is impractical because you’re almost guaranteed a traffic jam.”

“Toronto suffers from very high costs of living, but it compensates for that with its friendly and welcoming locals, and nearly limitless options for ways to spend your free time. You have to get out of the confines of the city centre to see it, but the nature on offer in the surrounding area is truly stunning.”

Ranking publishers

Bloomberg Businessweek

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

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Criteria used in ranking -QS EMBA Rankings by region: North America:
Employer index 30%
Thoughtful leadership 25%
Career Outcomes 20%
Executive profile 15%
Diversity 10%

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Forbes

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The Economist Newspaper Limited

Criteria used in ranking -The Economist: Full time MBA ranking:
Open new career opportunity 35%
Personal development / educational experience 35%
Increase in salary 20%
Potential to network 10%

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The Financial Times Limited, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times - Executive MBA:
Salary today 20%
Salary increase 20%
FT research rank 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times: Executive Education Open Rankings:
Faculty 8.7%
New skills and learning 8.7%
Aims achieved 8.5%
Teaching methods and materials 8.3%
Quality of participants 8%
Preparation 7.7%

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Tillburg University

Criteria used in ranking -Tilburg University Economics Ranking:
Ranking is based on 35 journals.
Journals (source) https://econtop.uvt.nl/journals.php

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