Which program has better employability in your opinion. Sauder (UBC) or Smith(Queen's)?

Hey guys! I'm an international student who's torn between if I should go to Sauder or Smith. I'm not 100% sure which field in commerce do I want to pursue yet. Ranking-wise seems like Sauder has a better reputation but a lot of people are telling me that Smith is actually better. Since the tuition of the two is pretty much the same so I want to know about the comparison of their employability and student life in your opinions.

To be honest I like the campus of UBC better, but on Queen's website it says that "98 % of graduates employed within 6 months of graduation " and for other schools like York schulich you can also see similar data like "89% of students were hired within 3 months of graduation " However, for Sauder, I did not see any numbers specifically for its employability so I'm kind of worried about if it will be hard for students to find a job after graduating from Sauder, can you guys please share a little your personal insights on this part as well?

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Comments (7)

Apr 15, 2021 - 6:59pm

Thank you so much!! I really appreciate people's opinions now. How about Schulich, do you know if Schulich is better than Smith? And Congratulations on entering Ivey, I heard it's the best business program in Canada! I'm really happy for you!! 

Apr 16, 2021 - 12:50pm

No, Smith and Ivey are by far the best programs in Canada. Congrats on your offer too! I think it's a straightforward choice to go with your Queen's offer. Smith is an excellent program and I'm sure you'll do well there. Good luck!

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Apr 29, 2021 - 11:27pm

Nope, those three schools (Ivey, Queens, McGill) are the main target schools in Canada.

Other decent programs / schools are a tier below - aka semi-target level.

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  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Apr 29, 2021 - 11:28pm

Queens is better. But anecdotally, my bro goes to UBC and said that McKinsey snag a handful of people each year since it was Dominic Barton's alma mater. 

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