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Mar 2, 2021 - 11:40am

But do you think Western's Ivey or Queen's Smith are actually thought of as "target schools", or are they just top reputable business schools in Canada? Do any firms actually target them specifically?

Mar 2, 2021 - 11:43am

And what about UW SAF, UoT Rotman, York Schulich, UBC Sauder, McGill Desautels, etc etc. All top business and finance programs (in addition to Western Ivey and Queens Smith), but are they considered "target schools". Is that even a thing that Canadian shops think of?

  • Intern in PE - Other
Mar 5, 2021 - 1:12am

You have no idea what you're talking about. No one here gives a shit what school you went to. Just have a good GPA + relevant experience + strong network and you'll be fine. Yes, Ivey and Queens helps with the latter, but most people will give you the time of day as long as you approach them respectfully

Apr 13, 2021 - 3:14am

Not really. These typical Canadian targets are more so for your BBs and EBs in Toronto, plus some PE firms like Altas. BBs and Pension Funds aren't that hung over Ivey and Queens kids. 

  • Intern in Consulting
Jan 14, 2022 - 12:44am

Laurier BBA and UW SAF are more or less turning into targets too. Placements have reached very very high levels on Bay Street, especially because they're like the only ones that do off-cycle coops.

Mar 7, 2021 - 11:40pm

While not as prestigious as Ivey, or Queens, don't sleep on UBC for consulting. Dominic Barton's alma mater (former global managing partner at McKinsey). They take around 10 ppl a year for canadian offices (my brother got recruited there). 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 11, 2021 - 8:52am

Cluster 1:

Ivey

Queen's

McGill

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Cluster 2:

UofT, Waterloo, Laurier, 

Waterloo-Laurier Double Degree

UBC

Schulich

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Cluster 3:

Calgary, Alberta

SFU, McMaster, Ryerson

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