Today, Entrepreneur Magazine announced its top ranking schools for MBA students to attend, and get a “green business” education in. The list was put together in conjunction with Princeton, and ranks the schools on sustainable practices, as well as their students’ opinions on how well their MBA programs were preparing them for careers in areas of green business.
How the best green business schools were ranked
In addition to the students’ opinions, the survey examined other areas where the schools were sustainable, or appealed to sustainable practices. The areas it ranked schools by were the amount of research related to sustainability conducted by the school, availability of sustainability courses, the amount of faculty teaching courses on sustainable practices, and the availability of career services dedicated to green business.
The importance of green business
Corporate social responsibility has never been more important than it is now. Even multi-national businesses like McDonalds have huge sustainability committees which need educated business graduates to lead and contribute to. By gaining an education in the green business sector, MBA students will have incredibly opportunities to lead the next generation of sustainable businesses into the future as green entrepreneurs.
What green business schools made the list
Entrepreneur has the whole list published at their website (link here), including all the details of why the school ranked highest and what the tuition will be, but below are the names of the 16 schools who made the list in alphabetical order.
- Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (Babson Park / Wellesley, MA)
- Bentley Univ. McCallum Graduate School of Business (Waltham, MA)
- Brandeis Univ. International Business School (Waltham, MA)
- Claremont Graduate Univ. Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management (Claremont, CA)
- Clark Univ. Graduate School of Management (Worcester, MA)
- Columbia Univ. Columbia Business School (New York, NY)
- Duke Univ. The Fuqua School of Business (Durham, NC)
- McGill Univ. Desautels Faculty of Management (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
- New York Univ. Leonard N. Stern School of Business (New York, NY)
- Portland State Univ. School of Business Administration (Portland, OR)
- Stanford Univ. Graduate School of Business (Stanford, CA)
- Univ. of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business (Ann Arbor, MI)
- Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School (Chapel Hill, NC)
- Univ. of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business (Notre Dame, IN)
- Univ. of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business (Charlottesville, VA)
- Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin School of Business (Madison, WI)
Be sure to check out Entrepreneur’s list to find out more about any of the green business programs being offered by these great schools.
If you’ve taken a green business program at one of these schools, or are planning to become a green entrepreneur, please leave your comments in the replies.