In good company — SAIT ranked one of the best business schools in the world
SAIT’s School of Business is one of three Canadian schools to make the top 100 of CEOWORLD Magazine’s Best Business Schools in the World for 2021.
Entering the list for the first time in position #52, SAIT joins compatriots Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (#38) and Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University (#94) in the top 100 of the prestigious global ranking. Harvard Business School took first place overall.
“This recognition really demonstrates how SAIT graduates are making an impact in industry,” says Janet Segato, Dean, SAIT School of Business. “It shows they’re coming out of their programs career ready, with the technical and human skill set to make a difference.
“This is a very prestigious list to be on, and this placement is recognition from industry of the value they’re seeing in our students. It’s especially meaningful now as we continue to adapt and evolve in response to COVID-19, a changing world and an ever-changing world of work.”
The annual ranking is determined using a combination of surveys, research and publicly available statistics, and is based on satisfaction levels of individual students, industry professionals and corporate recruiters.
To compile the ranking released on March 20, CEOWORLD surveyed 186,350 business executives, graduates, global business influencers, industry professionals, business school academics, employers and recruiters in 200 territories between November 15, 2020 and February 22, 2021.
A student experience that opens doors
SAIT’s School of Business is one of the largest business schools in Western Canada, and puts significant stock in all things industry driven, starting with instruction delivered by faculty who are experts in the field.
Over the years, programming has grown to offer increased opportunities for SAIT business students to meaningfully connect to industry and apply their knowledge through work-integrated learning — from their first semester through to practicums and final capstone projects.
Anchored by program advisory councils comprising industry leaders and innovators, including Suncor Energy, Deloitte and Sun Life Financial, those connections not only inform program development and evolution, but also provide valuable engagement through mentorship and networking.
Student Investment Management Trust. Photo by Niju George
Further student engagement opportunities also come in the form of skill-building competitions, such as the CPA Alberta Business Challenge and Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition, which took place this month — SAIT placed second and third respectively — an active roster of student clubs, including the award-winning Enactus SAIT club, as well as a variety of international study experiences.
“The ability of our students and graduates to apply the curriculum and skills they’ve learned both inside and outside the classroom to the real world is priceless,” says Segato.
A dedicated team of faculty, academic chairs and advisors rounds out the school’s ongoing commitment to student success.
“Creating a supportive and inclusive environment, having resources in place to help our students navigate the bumps they encounter as they work through their studies, that also has real value for our students.”
The proof is in the people
From a net zero home builder to a baby food entrepreneur, designer and community builder, SAIT alumni are big in business. Here are a just a few success stories from the School of Business.
- Ryan Scott (BA ’01) | President and CEO, Scott's entrepreneurial spirit is helping Avalon Master Builder meet growing consumer demand for sustainable homes.
- Jennifer Carlson (BA ’98) | Carlson founded Baby Gourmet to fill a gap in the baby food market. Her latest venture is a youth skin care line, Thirsty Naturals.
- Jay Westman (BA ’84) | Westman co-founded Jayman Homes in Calgary. He is also heavily involved in giving back to the community.
- Albert Myles Mejia (BA ’14) | Mejia is an entrepreneur, designer and street culture ambassador. He is the founder of Legal Hustle Clothing Inc. and YYCSOLEdiers. His newest company is By Myles Design and Print Studios.
SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism is also on CEOWORLD’s prestigious world rankings for best Hospitality and Hotel Management School — #1 in Canada and #19 in the world.
Get down to business with the best in the world at SAIT
SAIT Bachelor of Business Administration students can major in accounting, financial services, human resource management, management, marketing and supply chain management.
SAIT has also launched four new Business certificate programs: Accounting, Business and Entrepreneurship, Management and Leadership, and Marketing. These are being offered part-time and give students the opportunity to ladder into our Business Administration diploma program.