Schulich School of Business

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Schulich School of Business
Schulich School logo.png
Established 1966 (1966)
Type Faculty (business school)
Academic affiliation York University
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
43°46′23″N 79°29′55″W / 43.77306°N 79.49861°W / 43.77306; -79.49861
Dean Dezsö Horvath

The Schulich School of Business is York University's business school located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Schulich offers undergraduate and graduate degree and diploma programs in business administration, finance, accounting, business analytics, public administration and international business as well as a number of PhD and executive programs. Originally known as the Faculty of Administrative Studies (FAS), it was renamed in 1995 after Seymour Schulich, a major benefactor who has donated $15 million to the School.[1] Although the Schulich School of Business is a Faculty of York University, it operates under a separate budget. The dean of the School, Dezsö J. Horváth, was first appointed in 1988, making his tenure one of the longest at any business school in the world.

Primarily located at the Seymour Schulich Building on the Keele Campus in Toronto, Ontario, the School also maintains an executive education centre in Toronto's Financial District in downtown Toronto and a satellite campus in Hyderabad, India. The School also operates representative offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Seoul, South Korea; and Moscow, Russia. Schulich offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degrees that lead to careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and has more than 25,000 alumni working in approximately 90 countries. Schulich pioneered Canada’s first International MBA (IMBA) and International BBA (iBBA) degrees, as well as North America’s first cross-border executive MBA degree, the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA. Schulich’s Executive Education Centre provides executive development programs annually to more than 16,000 executives in Canada and abroad.


The Schulich School of Business was known as the Faculty of Administrative Studies which was founded in 1966.[2] Before the establishment of the Seymour Schulich Building on the Keele Campus in 2003, the School was run from a York University building, currently renamed as Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building. In 1995, following a major monetary donation from Canadian billionaire Seymour Schulich, the school underwent a series of changes that created the present-day Schulich School of Business.


The Schulich School of Business, Seymour Schulich Building

Seymour Schulich Building[edit]

Peter F. Bronfman Business Library

The Seymour Schulich Building, opened in August 2003, is a $102-million complex. The building was jointly designed by Siamak Hariri and Robbie/Young & Wright Architects Inc. and was awarded the Governor General's Medal in Architecture in 2006.[3] The Seymour Schulich Building and its Executive Learning Centre houses Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, Executive Dining Room, Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, Tuchner's Eatery (restaurant/bar), Timothy's World Coffee, a multi-storey hotel, and a number of small lecture halls.

Miles S. Nadal Management Centre[edit]

Management programs are held in downtown Toronto at the Miles S. Nadal Management Centre which is located in the Ernst & Young Tower of the Toronto Dominion Centre. The closest subway stations to the downtown location are King, Union and St. Andrew's on the Yonge-University-Spadina line.

India Campus[edit]

The Schulich School is currently constructing a campus in Hyderabad, India.[4] The campus, to be named the Schulich GMR Campus, is accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the inaugural class began in September 2013[citation needed]. During the first 8 months of students study in Hyderabad to develop a strong foundation in business management fundamentals. In August, students travel to Toronto as part of the curriculum to attain international education during Year 2 at Schulich's main campus. For the next eight months (two terms), they develop more specialized expertise as they tailor their MBA studies to meet career goals.

Graduate Programs[edit]

The Schulich School of Business offers a number of graduate degree programs:

The Schulich School also offers two Graduate diploma programs:

  • Post MBA, Advanced Management - Open only to individuals who hold an accredited North America equivalent MBA degree from a recognized business school. To qualify, the MBA program must be a two-year, full-time program or equivalent (60 credits) and cover all the material presented in the one year Schulich MBA program.[5]

The School currently offers 19 specializations at the Master's level and offer part-time and accelerated degree options.

Undergraduate Programs[edit]


Schulich offers two undergraduate programs:

  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • iBBA - International Bachelor of Business Administration

In 2013–2014, the iBBA program will be in its 14th class, and the BBA program will be in its 36th.


The Schulich School of Business maintains a selective admission standard for its undergraduate programs. The BBA and iBBA programs together enrol around 400 students and up (300 for BBA and 100 for iBBA) from an average of 4,500 to 5,000 applicants per year, providing an applicant to place ratio of around 12 to 1. Delayed entry students who have studied one year at another school are also allowed to apply. However, there are only a limited number of spaces reserved for the delayed entry stream and prospective applicants must meet specific degree requirements to qualify.[6][7] Students applying to the BBA/iBBA program must have at least a low 90s average to remain competitive; the cut-off line for undergraduate applicants in 2010 stood at 90.5%, with the overall average for incoming undergraduates being 92.7%. Applicants must also submit a Supplementary Information Form that includes a summary of the organizations, sports teams, volunteer or paid work that the applicant has been involved in. There are two essay type questions on the Supplementary Information Form. All undergraduate applicants must take at least 6 U and M courses, but cannot take more than 2 M courses in the same discipline. Applicants must also take Grade 12 English (U) and Grade 12 Advanced Functions and either Grade 12 Data Management or Grade 12 Calculus (Calculus Recommended). Delayed entry students must maintain at least an A average in order to be considered and must also fill out a Supplementary Information Form.


Similar to the graduate program, students are not required to specialize in a discipline. However, students can choose to specialize in up to two areas such as: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Organization Studies or Operations Management & Information Systems, and Strategic Management. iBBA students are also required to complete one semester of study abroad at one of Schulich's partner schools and to take a foreign language course every year. The most popular specializations include Accounting, Finance and Marketing.

Undergraduate students in the BBA and iBBA programs also have the option of pursuing a Certificate in Managing International Trade and Investment. This is the first Certificate to be offered at the Schulich School.

International Exchange[edit]

Any student enrolled in the BBA/iBBA program may apply for one Study Abroad term. Students may apply for a full academic year only in cases where a full year option is available as per the information on individual partner schools. Exchange term could either be the second semester of Year 3, or first and second semester of Year 4. Schulich partners with 56 exchange partner universities in 28 different countries. Less than 50% of the student body would go on exchange during their studies at Schulich. Note: exchange is mandatory for iBBA students as it is a part of their graduation requirements, but BBA students are also allowed to participate in exchange. Most countries that invite Schulich students for exchange terms have limited spots therefore a portion of the spots in each university is reserved for iBBA students, and the rest of the spots are for students studying in either undergraduate designation.

Countries Available for Exchange as of Fall 2013 Argentina - Buenos Aires - Universidad de San Andrés (study on Spanish) Australia - Queensland - Griffith University (study in English)

  • available for winter term only

Australia - Sydney - University of New South Wales (study in English) Australia - Sydney - Macquarie University (study in English) Australia - Sydney - SP Jain School of Global Management (study in English) Austria - Vienna - Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (study in English & German) Belgium - Louvain-le-Neuve - Louvain School of Management ( study in English & French) Brazil - São Paulo - Fundação Getulio Vargas ( study in Portuguese & English) Chile - Viña del Mar - Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (study in Spanish & limited English) China- Beijing - Guanghua School of Management, Peking University (study in English & Mandarin) China - Shanghai - School of Management, Fudan University (study in English)

  • available for winter term only

Czech Republic - Prague - University of Economics (study in English) Denmark - Copenhagen - Copenhagen Business School (study in English) France - Aix-en-Provence - IAE Aix-en-Provence, Graduate School of Management, Aix-Marseille University (study in English & French) France - Cergy-Pontoise - ESSEC Business School (study in English & French) France - Lille - IÉSEG School of Management, Lille Catholic University (study in English & French) France - Lyon - EMLYON Business School ( study in French 3rd Year / English & French 4th Year)

  • available for full year term for 3rd year students

France - Nice - EDHEC Business School (study in English & French)

  • available for winter term only

France - Lille - EDHEC Business School ( study in English & French)

  • available for winter term only

France- Paris - Université Paris-Dauphine (study in English & French)

  • available for winter term only

France - Paris - IÉSEG School of Management (study in English & French) France- Rouen - Rouen Business School (study in English & French) France- Strasbourg - Ecole de Management Strasbourg, Universite de Stratsbourg (study in English & French) France Toulouse - ESC Toulouse Business School (study in English & French) Germany - Mannheim - University of Mannheim (study in German & English) Germany - Oestrich-Winkel - EBS Business School (stud in English & German) Germany - Vallendar - WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (stud in German & English) Hong Kong- Hong Kong- College of Business, City University of Hong Kong (study in English) Hong Kong - Hong Kong - CUHK Business School (study in English) Hong Kong- Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong (study in English) Hong Kong -Hong Kong - HKUST Business School (study in English) Italy- Milan - Universita Bocconi (study in English & Italian) Japan- Beppu - Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (study in English & Japanese)

  • available for winter term only

Mexico- Mexico City - Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (study in Spanish & limited English) Mexico- Mexico City/Monterrey - Tecnológico de Monterrey (study in Spanish & English) Netherlands - Rotterdam - Rotterdam School of Management, Eramus University (study in English)

  • available for winter term only
  • available for 3rd year students only

Netherlands- Tilburg - Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University (study in English)

  • available for winter term only

New Zealand - Dunedin - University of Otago School of Business (study in English)

  • available for winter term only

Norway - Bergen - Norwegian School of Economics (study in English) Norway - Oslo - BI Norwegian Business School (study in English) Peru - Lima - Universidad Del Pacifico (study in Spanish) Russia - Saint-Petersburg - Graduate School of Management, St.Petersburg University (study in English & Russian)

  • available for winter term only

Singapore - Singapore - Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (study in English)

  • available for winter term only

Singapore - Singapore - NUS Business School, National University Singapore (study in English) Singapore - Singapore - Singapore Management University (study in English) South Korea - Seoul- Korea University Business School (study in English & Korean) South Korea - Seoul - SNU Business School, Seoul National University (study in English) South Korea - Seoul- Yonsei University (study in English & Korean) Spain - Barcelona - ESADE Business School (study in English & Spanish) Switzerland - St. Gallen - University of St. Gallen (study in English & German) Switzerland - Lausanne - HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (French 3rd Year/English & French 4th Year)

  • available for winter term only

Taiwan - Taipei - College of Commerce, National Chengchi University (study in English & Mandarin) Thailand- Bangkok - Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University (study in English) U.K. - Bath - School of Management, University of Bath (study in English) U.K. - Coventry -Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (study in English)

  • only available for full year exchange

U.K. - Lancaster - Lancaster University (study in English)

  • available for winter term only

U.K. - Manchester - Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester (study in English) Uruguay - Montevideo - Universidad ORT (study in Spanish)

  • available for fall term only[8]

Organizational relationships[edit]

Schulich maintains a number of relationships with other business schools.

Kellogg School of Management
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Schulich offer a joint EMBA.
L'Université Laval
L'Université Laval and Schulich offer a joint program established to graduate bilingual and bicultural managers.
International Exchange
The undergraduate program at Schulich maintains student-exchange relationships with business schools in 27 countries such as ESADE, University of Bath, IE, ESSEC, CEIBS, Macquarie, EM Lyon, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, and Copenhagen Business School.[9]


Global rankings[edit]

  • 52nd[10] in the 2013 MBA rankings, by the Financial Times, a financial newspaper published in London. Its ranking goes up by 7 spots from its previous ranking in 2012. It places 53rd over a 3-year average and has the 2nd highest ranking among all business schools in Canada.
  • 26th[11] in the 2013 EMBA rankings, by the Financial Times of London, up one spot from the previous list.
  • 22nd[13] 22nd in the world in the 2013 Best Global MBAs ranking, conducted by Expansión, a Time Warner publication based in Mexico City

Specialized rankings[edit]

  • 1st[13] 1st in the world in the 2013 Corporate Knights ranking of the top MBA programs integrating social, ethical and environmental impact management issues into the curriculum
  • Top 15[13] Among the top 15 international business schools in the 2012 Bloomberg/Businessweek MBA ranking
  • 2nd[13] 2nd in the world in the 2011-2012 ranking of the top 100 MBA programs incorporating social and environmental leadership into the main curriculum, conducted by the Aspen Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based leadership think tank

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Dezsö Horvath, CM, Dean and 2004 Academy of International Business "Dean of the Year"[14]
  • Alan Middleton, the first inductee into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends in the Mentor category
  • Gareth Morgan, pioneer in the field of organizational behavior and change management. Co-creator of the Burrell Morgan framework[15]
  • Joyce Zemans, CM, head of the Arts & Media MBA program is a member of the Order of Canada, previous head of the Canada Council for the Arts, and recipient of the Diplôme d’honneur by the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA)[16]
  • Moshe Milevsky, Associate Professor in Finance, inducted as a Fields Institute Fellow in 2002

Notable alumni[edit]

Student clubs[edit]

There are two student government bodies responsible for the student experience at Schulich. On the undergraduate level, students can participate in annual elections to become representatives in the Undergraduate Business Council (the UBC). Graduate students have the same opportunity with the Graduate Business Council.

Additionally, students can become members and hold position in various student organizations. Each of these organizations solicits membership from newly admitted students at the Club Fair, which takes place during the first week of classes. Very often there is a fee of $20 for membership, which helps to cover the costs of many of the events that each organization holds throughout the academic year. Such events include guest speakers, field trips, case competitions, wine-and-cheese functions and much more. The executive committee for each association is elected towards the end of every academic year for leadership in the following year.[18]

The following is a list of both graduate and undergraduate clubs at Schulich:


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  17. ^ "#21 Colleen Johnston". US Banker. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
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Coordinates: 43°46′23″N 79°29′55″W / 43.773187°N 79.498551°W / 43.773187; -79.498551