January 10, 2012
For the second straight year, HEC Montréal placed 18th in the top 50 non-US MBA programs of 2011 as ranked by Poets & Quants. The original and daring list is put together using the four major international rankings published by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, The Economist and The Financial Times.
A one-of-a-kind ranking
To draw up its own list of the top non-US MBA programs, Poets & Quants uses a system that takes into account quantitative and qualitative data (surveys of corporate recruiters, MBA graduates and deans, university publications, employment statistics, graduates’ salaries, etc.) and the strengths and flaws of the rankings by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, The Economist and The Financial Times. Poets & Quants goal is to eliminate statistical distortions among these rankings, because they measure very different things. For instance, while the Bloomberg Businessweek list is based largely on students’ and recruiters’ satisfaction, the Forbes and Financial Times versions emphasize students’ return on investment, and The Economist’s list evaluates a large number of points, largely centred around students’ main reasons for taking an MBA.
About Poets & Quants
Poets & Quants is a social network with the goal of creating a community for people interested in graduate business school education. It is a place where MBA applicants can seek advice and counsel, share information and make friends. Users can create a profile, join interest groups and engage in various forums.