Olin, Ross, Stanford Named Among Top 16 Schools for Green MBAs

In partnership with The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur magazine has compiled a list of 16 top schools for green MBAs based on a survey of students and administrators at 325 graduate schools of business.

The Princeton Review, the creator of a popular series of annual college guides, conducted the research during the 2009-2010 school year.

The findings led to the roster of schools that are considered "top-notch institutions for MBA students to get an education in green business," The Review and the magazine said in a joint statement.

Entrepreneur published the list in its April issue, which became available on newsstands yesterday.

The Princeton Review's website details each of the schools and provides data on academics, admissions, the student body, careers pursued by graduates, their average starting salary, tuition, and campus life and facilities. Entrepreneur provides summaries of the schools that include their green bragging rights and the "star tree huggers" among their alums.

The majority of the schools highlighted by The Review and Entrepreneur are frequently included in other "top green" lists.

Babson College, home to the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, led the Bloomberg BusinessWeek rankings last spring for sustainability coursework for undergraduate business students.

Ten of the graduate schools -- Columbia Business School, Darden at the University of Virginia, Desautels at McGill, Kenan-Flagler at UNC Chapel Hill, Mendoza at Norte Dame, Portland State's School of Business Administration, Ross at the University of Michigan, Stern at NYU, Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Wisconsin School of Business -- also appear in the various Top 10 rankings issued by The Aspen Institute in conjunction with the organization's most recent "Beyond Grey Pinstripes" survey. Conducted for more than a decade, the biennial survey gauges how well MBA programs are preparing students to tackle the environmental, social and ethical challenges of business.

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