|The Top 5 Undergraduate Business Schools in Canada: - Part 2|
York University’s Schulich School of Business offers a robust full time Business program. Its BBA program is a combination of liberal arts with a healthy management education. This program will prepare any student to think critically and analyze problems in various perspectives while improving their communication and time management skills. Raj Malholtra an International student from India had this to say about Schulich:
“I was hesitant at first about applying to Schulich simply because Canada has so many other amazing Business schools including
Laurier, University of Toronto, Western and countless others, I decided on Schulich because it allowed me to stay with my relatives in Toronto so I didn’t have to pay for housing. My experience has been phenomenal, the learning begins the second you arrive on campus and the culture is very competitive. So far I have enjoyed my first year and have been exposed to History, ethics, social responsibility in business. I am looking forward to my second year.”
In the 3rd and 4th years of York-Schulich’s Business program, students have the opportunity to specialize in a field of their choice – this inclides economics, accounting, finance, international business, operations, marketing and many more. However, Schulich does not offer a Co-op program like other Business schools but they do offer limited support in finding a job for its students. If a Co-op or internship program is important to you make sure you keep this in mind. Click here to find out what a Co-op program is and its 5 benefits: 5 Benefits of Doing a Co-op/ Internship Program.
The York-Schulich School of Business also offer an iBBA program, which stands for International Bachelors of Business Administration, it is similar to a BBA program but prepares students for understanding business
issues on an international perspective. This program requires the student to learn another language, this can include: French, Arabic, Greek, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, , Korean, Russian, Mandarin, Portuguese, or Spanish. The iBBA program also requires students to go on an academic exchange to another country. Countries inclide: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and Uruguay. Globalization is making the world a smaller and more efficient place, this program is trying to prepare students to understand the world issues and develops them to be truly world leaders.
The York-Schulich School of Business enrolls approximately 400 students for its Business programs (BBA and iBBA combined). These programs are competitive to get into, the BBA and iBBA programs together receive around 5200 applications/ year. The requirements are not that easy either, you will need around a low to mid 90 to even get considered. You will also have to complete 3 essays and provide 2 reference letters. Aside from academics Schulich also looks at extra-curricular activities. This includes sport teams, volunteer, and work experience
Overall, Its York-Schulichs competitive, business culture – excellent programs, world class professors and outstanding education that make it one of the best undergraduate Business Programs in Canada.