media release

SFU’s Beedie School scores high globally

August 30, 2011

Betty Riddle, Beedie School marketing, 778.782.8186,
Daniel Shapiro, dean, 778.782.4183,
Carol Thorbes, PAMR, 778.782.3035,

Two new international surveys reaffirm the Beedie School of Business’ rating as one of the world’s top 100 business and management research post-secondary institutions.

China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2011 Academic Ranking of the Top 500 World Universities, released in August, placed the Simon Fraser University business school among the top 75 schools internationally in the category of economics/business.

The university’s rankings are heavily research-oriented, with weight given to criteria such as citations and publications in top academic journals.

The SFU business school has also placed 22nd in the area of management specifically in the Top 100 World Rankings of Business Schools published by the University of Texas at Dallas. The ranking, which has included SFU since 2005, is based on 24 elite business journals’ analyses.

“These are significant accomplishments for our faculty, and speak to our commitment to active participation in the global exchange of management ideas,” says Daniel Shapiro, dean of SFU’s Beedie School. “While recognizing that rankings are never perfect, these surveys do affirm that we are among a very elite class of business schools globally.”

Last spring, the IS Research Ranking, developed at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, ranked the Beedie School’s management information systems area among the top 30 in the world. The placement, based on an analysis of publications in top academic journals, put the SFU business school ahead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and Stanford Graduate Business School.

The IS Research Ranking is based on the Association for Information Systems’ review of analysis provided by the Senior Scholars’ Basket of Journals, a list of eight leading IS journals.

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