An article published in Businessweek reports that Stanford took the top spot in the Beyond Grey Pinstripes’ new MBA ranking. This ranking, as opposed to the more popular rankings that focus on students’ grades or their post-MBA salaries, focuses on the way MBA programs integrate social, ethical, and environmental topics into their curricula. The survey checks programs both in terms of course offerings and extracurricular activities. Stanford’s MBA program was ranked #1 since it offers numerous courses as well as research opportunities related to the environment.
The survey that was conducted to determine the ranking found a 38% increase in the number of core MBA courses relating to social interests, ethics, and the environment in the areas of finance, and an increase of 41% in the areas of marketing.
The ranking, released once every two years, ranked Schulich second, IE third, with Mendoza and Yale occupying the fourth and fifth spots.