Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Duke and SAIT! According to a new list, Calgary’s Southern Institute of Technology is right up there with some of the world’s best business schools, placing 52nd overall and 2nd in Canada.

Now, most YYC locals already know how incredible the hands-on school really is, but it’s still pretty cool to see it get some global recognition.

After analyzing publically available resources and statistics, as well as a survey they administered themselves, CEOWORLD Magazine was able to give each institution a score out of 100.

Everything from the school’s academic reputation, admission eligibility and job placement value; as well as recruiter feedback, specialization, global influence and its annual tuition were practically looked at under a microscope to determine the best of the best.

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It was really no surprise that ivy league school, Harvard placed first or that Wharton in Philidelphia placed second, but the rest of the list, as it is relevant to Canada, may surprise you!

Here are the other northern institutions that were named among the best business schools in the world:

  1. Rotman School of Management, Toronto Ontario (38)
  2. SAIT School of Business, Calgary, Alberta (52)
  3. Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (94)
  4. UBC Sauder School of Business, Vancouver, British Columbia (102)
  5. Alberta School of Business, Edmonton, Canada (110)
  6. Smith School of Business Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (113)
  7. Ivey School of Business, London, Ontario (117)
  8. Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Ontario (170)
  9. Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario (171)
  10. Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (172)
  11. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario (173)

So go ahead, Alumni! You’ve got bragging rights until someone else does another list.

For the full list, you can visit CEOWORLD Magazines website here. Let us know what you think, folks! Are you impressed, confused… jealous? Just remember that no matter where you went, your education is valid. You may not be able to say you went to one of the world’s best business schools, but you can sure as hell act like you did, because, at the end of the day, it’s what’s in that noggin’ of yours, not what’s on your resume.