Aspen Institute's Rankings Reveal Top Business Schools More CSR-Friendly

by Aman Singh Das | November 17, 2009

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The Aspen Institute came out with the results of their Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey results a few days ago with some revealing results. This survey ranks business schools on innovative full-time MBA programs integrating environmental and social responsibility into their curricula.

Some of the top trends revealed by the survey are interesting and point to an increased recognition of the need to inculcate corporate and social responsibility into business school curriculum. Most interestingly, of the 149 schools surveyed the percentage of schools that now require students to take a course dedicated to business and society issues increased from 34% in 2001 to 69% in 2009.

As far as the rankings go, University of Michigan (Steven M. Ross School of Business) topped the list in the Top 10 US Schools, while Yale School of Management and Stanford Graduate School of Business made it to the second and third places respectively.

Ranked by "best and most frequently integrate social, environmental and ethical issues into the classroom", the Top Three players stayed the same although Yale took top honors with Stanford at No. 2 and University of Michigan at No. 3.

The Small Schools ranking, which includes reported class size of less than 100 in 2009, had the Simmons School of Management on the top with Duquesne University's John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business at No. 2 and Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver took third place.

For the complete lost of Aspen's Global 100 Rankings, click here.

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