Schulich earns #1 ranking in the world in responsible business

Schulich School of Business
Schulich School of Business

The MBA program at York University’s Schulich School of Business was 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 U.S. 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 2016 issue of Corporate Knights, and are available online at 2016 Better World MBA Results.

Dean Dezso Horvath
Dezsö J. Horváth

“Schulich is honoured to have once again been ranked #1 in the world in Responsible Business,” said Dezsö J. Horváth, dean of the Schulich School of Business. “(This) result marks the fourth straight year that Corporate Knights has ranked Schulich first overall and the fifth time that Schulich has been rated #1 in the world in Responsible Business by a major global ranking.”

Schulich was ranked first in the world, with 93 out of a possible 100 points. Other prominent business schools that placed among the top 20 include: MIT, which ranked second with a score of 89 per cent; INSEAD, which ranked fifth with a score of 84 per cent; Harvard, which placed 13th with a score of 65 per cent; Stanford, which ranked 18th with a score of 62 per cent; Cambridge, which ranked 19th with a score of 60 per cent; and Duke, which placed 20th overall with a score of 60 per cent.

Canadian business schools in general did very well in this year’s ranking, with three schools, including Schulich, among the top 10. The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University placed sixth with a score of 84 per cent and the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary finished ninth with a score of 75 per cent.

Other prominent business schools that made the ranking include: London Business School, which ranked 21st; Wharton, which ranked 27th; Berkeley, which ranked 32nd; Michigan, which ranked 33rd; and Oxford, which ranked 34th.

The Better World MBA Ranking measured business schools in three key areas: dedicated institutes and centres, core curriculum courses, and faculty research. Schulich scored 100 per cent in the Institutes and Centres category; 80 per cent in the Core Curriculum category; 97 per cent in the Faculty Research – Publications category; and 100 per cent in the Faculty Research – Citations category.

According to Corporate Knights, Schulich “continues to be a worldwide leader in sustainability, with strong curriculum integration, a base of relevant research institutes and centres, and widespread faculty support”.

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.

Schulich finished first in the world in the 2009-2010 Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking, conducted by the Aspen Institute, a Washington, D.C. leadership think tank.

Recently, Schulich’s dean joined Dominic Barton, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, for the official release of a thought-provoking new book, Re-Imagining Capitalism, which charts a hopeful and constructive path forward for a capitalist system under increasing pressure to change.

Edited by Barton, Horváth and Matthias Kipping, Business History Chair at Schulich, Re-Imagining Capitalism includes a number of innovative proposals from leading global executives and renowned academics.