Schulich Ranked #1 in the World in Responsible Business
The MBA program at York University’s Schulich School of Business was today ranked #1 in the world according to the results of a global survey conducted by Corporate Knights, the world’s largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on responsible business. The magazine is published quarterly and distributed in Canada through The Globe and Mail and in the US through The Washington Post.
The Corporate Knights survey, called the Better World MBA Ranking, assessed how well business schools from around the world are integrating social, ethical and environmental impact management issues into their MBA programs. The survey results are published in the Fall 2015 issue of Corporate Knights, and are available online at: http://www.corporateknights.com/channels/education/11153-14442629/.
Schulich was ranked 1st in the world, with an overall score of 88%. Other prominent business schools that placed among the top 20 include: Cambridge, which ranked 7th with a score of 63%; MIT, which ranked 8th with a score of 61%; Harvard, which placed 9th with a score of 57%; INSEAD, which ranked 14th with a score of 49%; and Yale, which ranked 16th with a score of 46%. Other prominent business schools that made the ranking include: London Business School, which ranked 19th; Berkeley, which ranked 21st; Stanford, which ranked 24th; HEC Paris, which ranked 25th; and Wharton, which ranked 28th.
The Better World MBA Ranking assessed the top 100 business schools in the 2015 Financial Times of London Global MBA ranking as well as schools with a proven track record in business sustainability education. The ranking measured business schools in three key areas: dedicated institutes and centres, core curriculum courses, and faculty research. Schulich scored 100% in the Institutes and Centres category; 60% in the Core Curriculum category (jointly ranked #2 in the world); 100% in the Faculty Research – Publications category; and 100% in the Faculty Research – Citations category.
According to Corporate Knights, Schulich “earned a high grade in all three evaluated categories with a final score of 88 percent, including a heavy sustainability research focus among the faculty at large.”
This is the third straight year that Corporate Knights has ranked Schulich 1st overall and marks the fourth time that Schulich has been rated #1 in the world in responsible business. Schulich finished first in the world in the 2009-2010 Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking, conducted by the Aspen Institute, a Washington, DC leadership think tank, and in the 2011-2012 Aspen Institute survey was ranked 2nd in the world, just behind Stanford.
“The Corporate Knights Better World MBA ranking measures which schools are doing the best job of preparing future business leaders for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business, and we are pleased that Schulich has once again been ranked #1 in the world in Responsible Business,” said Dezsö J. Horváth, Dean of the Schulich School of Business.
Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB) is a global leader in creating and disseminating new knowledge about the social, ethical, environmental and political responsibilities of business, and is also one of the world’s largest and most influential academic centres dedicated to triple-bottom-line thinking. In addition, Schulich has one of the highest concentrations of endowed research chairs dedicated to Responsible Business of any business school in the world, with chairs in Business Ethics, Business & Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsible and Corporate Governance. For more information about COERB, please visit: https://schulich.yorku.ca/coerb.