The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at York’s Schulich School of Business has been ranked number one in Canada, according to the results of a national survey conducted by Corporate Knights magazine, which focuses on corporate social responsibility (CSR). The magazine is published quarterly and distributed nationally through The Globe and Mail.
The Corporate Knights survey assessed how well Canadian business schools are integrating CSR/sustainability issues into the curriculum. The results are published in the magazine’s most recent “50 Best Corporate Citizens” issue.
The 2009 ranking marks the sixth consecutive time since the start of the survey that Schulich’s MBA Program has been ranked number one in Canada. Schulich posted a score of 92.8 per cent to retain top spot in the national ranking – an increase of more than 12 percentage points over the previous year.
Schulich also attained perfect scores in 15 of the 16 categories measured by Corporate Knights. A total of 35 business schools took part in the survey, which measured three main areas of business school activity: institutional support such as endowed chairs, scholarships and faculty research; student-led initiatives; and course work. The Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary ranked second and the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University placed third.
Schulich was ranked number three in the world, just behind Stanford University and the University of Michigan, in the most recent global CSR-related ranking conducted by the Aspen Institute, a US-based think tank.
To see the result of the national survey, visit the Corporate Knights magazine Web site.