For its research, The Review said it surveyed administrators about their business schools' academics, curricula, campus policies and student services related to sustainability, social responsibility and the environment. Students were asked for their views on how well they are being educated by their MBA programs for careers in green business.
"Ground-floor trends for entrepreneurs in green business are approaching fever pitch, with big opportunities in everything from cleantech to sustainability management, ecological restoration and more," Entrepreneur magazine Vice President and Editor in Chief Amy Cosper said in a statement. "The school programs we've listed may offer entrepreneurs the launch tools necessary to be able to fuse their passions for green to some of these emerging business opportunities."
"These schools deserve kudos ..." said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's senior VP for publishing, in the same statement. "We salute them for the many and varied ways they have gone green from offering a master's (degree) in environmental management to building facilities with LEED-Platinum certification to mentoring student entrepreneurship projects supporting the development of cleantech products."
Here are the schools listed in alphabetical order (Entrepreneur and The Review emphasized they did not rank the schools making the cut):
- Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson Park / Wellesley, Mass.
- Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business, Waltham, Mass.
- Brandeis University International Business School, Waltham, Mass.
- Claremont Graduate University Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont, Calif.
- Clark University Graduate School of Management, Worcester, Mass.
- Columbia University Columbia Business School, New York, N.Y.
- Duke University The Fuqua School of Business, Durham, N.C.
- McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York, N.Y.
- Portland State University School of Business Administration, Portland, Ore.
- Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, Calif.
- University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, N.C.
- University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame, Ind.
- University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business, Charlottesville, Va.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin School of Business, Madison, Wis.
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