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SAIT School of Business rings in the new year
with a top ranking according to CEOWORLD


Calgary, AB (Jan. 11, 2023) — The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is kicking off 2023 with an impressive position on CEOWORLD Magazine’s list of Best Business Schools in the World. The SAIT School of Business has made the list for the third year — holding strong as the second-highest-ranked business school in Canada and #51 in world.

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. As the only Canadian polytechnic on the list, SAIT’s approach to applied learning and connection with industry sets the institution apart as a business school.

“Students choosing to study business at SAIT experience applied learning at its best through meaningful opportunities to connect with industry, and a caring community of faculty and staff who prioritize student success and well-being,” says Janet Segato, Dean of the School of Business. “I am proud to once again be recognized on a global scale by CEOWORLD for our excellent programming and the success of SAIT graduates.”

The SAIT School of Business, established in 1966, offers a wide range of programming from certificates and diplomas to an applied degree and bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. The School of Business provides hands-on learning opportunities for SAIT students to meaningfully connect with industry and apply their knowledge through work-integrated learning.

Notable alumni from the SAIT School of Business include:

  • Albert Myles Mejia (BA ’14)| Mejia is the Creative Director, By Myles Design and Print Studios. He founded Legal Hustle Clothing and is the creator of YYC SOLEdiers.
  • Emily Clark (BBA ’14)| Clark has since earned a CPA designation and is Senior Manager, Governance, Risk and Compliance with KPMG Canada.
  • Jay Westman (BA ’84) | Westman co-founded Jayman BUILT in Calgary. He is also heavily involved in giving back to the community.
  • Nicky Nash (BA ’08)| Nash is the Executive Director of the Kids UpFront Foundation — an organization focused on connecting children and families to enriching experiences.

The CEOWORLD Best Business Schools in the World for 2023 was determined through an independent survey of 350,000 business executives, graduates, industry professionals and employers, among others. Rankings are based on metrics which include reputation, admission eligibility, job placement rate and tuition and fees.

About SAIT

Established in 1916, SAIT was the first of its kind, publicly funded technical school in North America. As a global leader in applied education and research — serving nearly 40,000 students annually — SAIT offers certificate, diploma, post-diploma, apprenticeship and applied degree programs, baccalaureate degrees, corporate training and more than 1,000 continuing education courses, along with six dedicated, award-winning areas of research and capacity for new and emerging research. Curriculum and research priorities are developed through industry partnerships to ensure graduates have the skills and knowledge required to fulfill the demand for talent. SAIT is honoured to be recognized by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2023, and to be ranked fifth by Research Infosource Inc. in the Top 50 Research Colleges in Canada for 2022. CEOWORLD Magazine ranked the SAIT School of Business #51 on the list of Best Business Schools in the World for 2023, and the School of Hospitality and Tourism placed #15 on their list of Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World — the only Canadian school listed — for 2023.

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