Research Ranking

Haskayne Research

The Haskayne School of Business has a strategic goal of increasing its contribution to the global academic discourse. Our faculty has made great strides in research publication, substantially improving the school’s research rank in Canada since 2015.

Canadian Business School Rankings - Financial Times 50 Journal List

Each year, the Financial Times publishes rankings of business schools that offer MBA, EMBA and Online MBA programs. These rankings include a research score, which is based on the number of faculty publications published in 50 academic and practitioner journals – known as the FT50 journal list.

To measure progress towards the Haskayne School of Business’ priority to increase its contribution to the global academic discourse, the school analyzed Scopus data for the past five years for 21 Canadian business schools to see how we, and others across the country, have measured using the FT50 list of research journals as a basis.

Canadian Business School Rankings - Eyes High Journal List

In consultation with its academic areas, the Haskayne School of Business developed its Eyes High journal list, which encompasses 63 high-impact journals across business and management studies. This list provides guidance to Haskayne faculty regarding journals that we strive to publish in to move forward Haskayne’s research priorities. Research awards are evaluated based on publication in these journals.

To further measure progress towards the Haskayne School of Business’ priority to increase its contribution to the global academic discourse, the school analyzed Scopus data for the past five years for 21 Canadian business schools to see how we, and others across the country, have measured using the Eyes High Journal List as a basis.

Canadian Business School Rankings - Eyes High Star Journal List

Thirty-five of the 63 journals on the Eyes High journal list are considered to be elite and further designated as Eyes High Star journals. This list provides guidance to Haskayne faculty regarding which journals are most highly regarded in light of the Haskayne School of Business’ research priorities.

The Haskayne School of Business analyzed Scopus data for the past five years for 21 Canadian business schools to see how we, and others across the country, have performed on the basis of the Eyes High Star Journal List.

Methodology

Articles in Journals:

Search strings were created to capture all articles and reviews in Scopus for the years of interest in all journals in the journal list, based on both the ISSN and EISSN field codes.

Articles Affiliated with Canadian Business Schools:

In Scopus, search strings were created to capture articles published with a Canadian business school affiliation for the 21 business schools included in the analysis.

  • Where possible, the business school affiliation ID field code was used.
  • If no affiliation ID field code was available, search strings were created to capture records with the affiliation field code, using a combination of the business school or university name within five to 10 words of the words “business”, “management” or “administration”.
  • In the case of the University of Waterloo, which does not have a formal business school, searches were conducted separately for the School of Accounting and Finance, the Department of Management Science, and the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business; the results of these three searches were merged.
  • Information on the exact search strings used is available upon request (contact haskayne.research@ucalgary.ca).

Analysis and Ranking:

Counts of Articles in Journals were combined with counts of Articles Affiliated with Canadian Business Schools in Scopus. The results were downloaded to Excel for ranking of raw counts of articles.