Corporate knighthood

The MBA program at York’s Schulich School of Business ranks number one in Canada in the field of corporate social responsibility, according to the results of a national survey released Monday. The ranking, conducted by Corporate Knights magazine, measured how well Canadian business schools are integrating social and environmental impact management into the core curriculum. The results, published in the magazine’s "Best 50 Corporate Citizens" issue, were distributed in Monday’s issue of The Globe and Mail and are available online at

Right: The Schulich School of Business at York University was ranked number one in Canada in the field of corporate social responsibility in a national survey released by Corporate Knights magazine

The magazine also includes an article titled "Green Thinking" that was co-written by Schulich’s Oana Branzei, professor of organizational behaviour and industrial relations. The article includes research conducted by Schulich MBA students in the area of low-cost housing finance.

The Corporate Knights survey looked at three main areas of business school activity: institutional support such as endowed chairs, scholarships and faculty research; student-led initiatives; and course work. Schulich attained an impressive overall score of 89.6 per cent and received top scores in 14 of 16 categories of business school activity surveyed by the magazine. The University of Calgary, with a score of 71.6 per cent, placed second, while the University of British Columbia finished in third place with a score of 65.7 per cent.

Monday’s ranking marks the fourth consecutive Corporate Knights survey in which Schulich has placed first in Canada at the MBA level. In a separate undergraduate survey conducted by the magazine, Schulich’s BBA program was ranked third nationally and has now been ranked among the top three programs in the country in each of the last three years.

"The survey results once again confirm the outstanding work and activity on the part of our faculty, staff and students in this increasingly important field," said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. "Congratulations to everyone who contributed to Monday’s results."