Bainbridge Graduate Institute’s MBA in Sustainable Business program was ranked #1 in Net Impact’s Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs.
Net Impact is an international organization of more than 10,000 business leaders, experts, entrepreneurs and students committed to using business to make a positive impact on our world. Students at each of 89 business schools, including 22 of the top 25 business schools as ranked by the Wall Street Journal, were surveyed on 20 questions.
In addition to its overall number one ranking, Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) took first place in 12 of the 20 categories. Duke, Boston College and Case Western scored best on two of the twenty categories. Harvard, Stanford, Darden, Cornell and seven others had top scores on one factor. The remaining 80 schools had no first place finishes.
BGI was #1 in preparation for ethical and socially responsible leadership, #1 in environmental sustainability, #1 in corporate social responsibility, #1 in community development and #1 in student helpfulness. BGI was also # 1 in faculty support for Net Impact themes [social and environmental responsibility] in both the curriculum and in extracurricular activities, #1 in administrative support of Net Impact themes in both the curriculum and extracurricular activities, and again # 1 in student support for Net Impact themes in both the curriculum and extracurricular activities.
BGI was in the top ten finishers in 15 of the 20 questions. Duke’s Fuqua School and Simmons School of Management both scored in the top 10 on 14 questions, with Yale School of Management scoring in the top 10 on 13 questions.
“At BGI we thought we were the best; it is very satisfying to have it confirmed so strongly. First place in 12 out of 20 categories; it is almost hard to take in. We are so grateful to the staff, faculty and students who made it happen,” says BGI President and Cofounder, Gifford Pinchot. “The larger story here is that bringing sustainability into the business curriculum is finally a rapidly growing movement. Big prestigious schools are joining the sustainable business education game. We launched BGI to trigger that transformation. It’s great to see the movement take hold. And it is particularly sweet given that, at least for now, we are still out ahead.”
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