6 Canadian business schools that are respected by employers in the US

Interested in getting a business degree? We don’t blame you.

Business schools around the globe are responsible for a large number of successful business owners and C-level executives—but you don’t have to attend Harvard or MIT to get a great education on an international level.

Whether you’re interested in moving up north to attend business school in Canada, or you’re a Canadian student hoping to eventually move to the US (or elsewhere) for a work opportunity, below, we’ve rounded up fifteen of the best Canadian business schools that are respected by employers on an international level.

From the west coast of British Columbia to the eastern edges of Nova Scotia, there are dozens of well-respected business schools all across Canada, offered in both French and English—in case you want to flex your language skills or increase your international appeal. 

Concordia University – John Molson School Of Business

The sprawling campus at Concordia University is woven through Montreal’s downtown core—but the John Molson School Of Business (JMSB) reigns supreme when it comes to location and prestige.

Ranked in the top 30 business schools by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and in the top 10 by Canadian Business, this prestigious business school is one of the most affordable in Canada due to Quebec tuition subsidies.

Simon Fraser University – Beedie School of Business

The Beedie School of Business (colloquially known simply as Beedie) is considered to be one of the best business schools in British Columbia. The business school of Simon Fraser University has many campuses all across the Lower Mainland of BC with notable alumni including Zabeen Hirji, chief human resources officer, Royal Bank of Canada and Francesco Aquilini, owner of the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena, to name a few.

University of Toronto – Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

Located in downtown Toronto, the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management is ranked as the top business school in Canada for much of the past decade—a reputation that extends across international borders beyond just the United States.

Programs range beyond MBA and include Undergraduate programs in commerce and a myriad of Non-degree programs as well.

Queen’s University – Smith School of Business

While the Smith School of Business is managed separately from Kingston-based Queen’s University, the business school currently offers both bachelor and masters degrees.

The Smith School of Business is currently fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as well as the EFMD in Europe.

Saint Mary’s University – Sobey School Of Business

Looking for a credible business school on the east coast? Despite its relatively small size in comparison to the rest of the Canadian provinces, Nova Scotia boasts an impressive number of universities.

Saint Mary’s University is one of ten universities in the province and its Sobey School Of Business is considered to be one of the top in the country.

University of Alberta – Alberta School of Business

Founded back in 1916, the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta was the first business school in Canada to be recognized by the AACSB, making it the longest accredited business school in the country.

This institution also stands out for its emphasis on free thinking and radical innovation in its students.