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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Apr 15, 2021 - 1:06pm

Hey. I'm a fellow international student. I'll be starting my first year at UWO's Ivey in September. In Canada, Ivey is the best program for Consulting and Investment Banking closely followed by Smith at Queen's and McGill. But in your position, Smith>>>>>UBC

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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