Schulich ranked No. 2 in the world in responsible business

The MBA program at York University’s Schulich School of Business was ranked number two 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 2017 issue of Corporate Knights.

Schulich was ranked second in the world, with 94 out of a possible 100 points. Other prominent business schools that placed among the top 20 include: MIT, which ranked seventh with a score of 85.5 per cent; The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, which placed ninth with a score of 81.8 per cent; Wharton, which ranked 11th with a score of 79.4 per cent; Duke, which placed 12th overall with a score of 78 per cent; INSEAD, which ranked 14th with a score of 77.2 per cent; Harvard, which placed 17th with a score of 76.2 per cent; and Stanford, which ranked 19th with a score of 73.5 per cent.

Other prominent business schools that made the ranking include: London Business School, which ranked 25th; Cambridge, which ranked 30th; Michigan, which ranked 35th; and UC Berkeley, which ranked 39th. Canadian business schools performed well overall in the ranking, with nine schools making the top 40.

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

York U Schulich Dean Deszo Horvath
Schulich Dean Deszo Horvath

“Schulich is pleased to have once again been ranked among the very best schools in the world in responsible business,” said Dezsö J. Horváth, dean of the Schulich School of Business.

Schulich has been ranked No. 1 in the world in responsible business by a major global ranking five times. Schulich was ranked No. 1 in the world by Corporate Knights for four consecutive years, from 2013 to 2016. Schulich was also ranked No. 1 in the world in the 2009-10 Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking, conducted by the Aspen Institute, a Washington, DC leadership think tank.

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. Last week, the school celebrated the 25th anniversary of its groundbreaking Erivan K. Haub Program in Business and Sustainability, one of the first programs of its kind at a business school.