Net Impact Releases Guide to Greenest MBAs

Net Impact Releases Guide to Greenest MBAs

The nonprofit Net Impact released a guide last week that focuses on students' views on the social and environmental strengths of graduate business programs.

The 2007 Net Impact Guide to Graduate Business Programs is compiled from surveys at 56 graduate schools in 20 different categories. Categories include overall preparation of students, faculty and administration support and career services.

"This is a 44 percent increase in schools participating from the 2006 edition with international schools jumping from two last year to 10 in 2007," said Net Impact Executive Director Liz Maw in a statement.

The guide found that 85 percent of respondents believed their programs prepared them for ethical and socially responsible leadership.

"Overall, most students are positive about how their program is incorporating social and environmental issues to date,
while signaling that there are still opportunities for growth," the report said.

Top ranked schools in at least one category included: University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of California Davis, Yale University, and University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business, among others.

The guide is available online to avoid the environmental impact of using paper; trees will be planted for every limited printed copy sold on Amazon.