Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.6

November 18, 2004


JMSB programs rate globally


For the third time, the Executive MBA program in the John Molson School of Business has made the 2004 Financial Times of London Rankings of Executive Master’s of Business Administration Programs.
JMSB’s EMBA maintained its position as number one in Quebec and third in Canada. Its program ranked 43rd in the world.

Among the seven other Canadian business schools that made the rankings, JMSB ranked first in the percentage of international faculty and international students, and second in salary increase and career progress.

In the National Post on Nov. 8, Professor Bryan Barbieri, interim director of the Concordia program, said many schools are shortening their programs, so students are left wondering whether there is enough substance. The Financial Times rankings help in that regard.
Another guide for business students, the Canadian Business MBA Guide ’04, highlighted JMSB’s Goodman Institute of Investment Management, the first in the world to combine an MBA with the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation.

The article mentioned JMSB’s phenomenal 100-per-cent pass rate for CFA Level 111, compared to the worldwide pass rate of 62 per cent.
In the “Best in Class” section, Strategies in Action: Case Competition was mentioned. The course is taught by Management professor Tim Field.