Aspen Institute Releases Guide to Green MBA Programs

Aspen Institute Releases Guide to Green MBA Programs

The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education has released a guide to MBA programs that cover social and environmental issues.

The Aspen Institute Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs 2008-2009 evaluates and ranks 130 MBA programs based on their business teachings and includes information on required and elective courses, faculty research, concentrations, joint degree programs, student clubs and activities and on-campus facilities.

Programs are designated as "truly extraordinary," "excellent" or "good." "These designations were given following statistical analysis to determine the relative strength of each school along with a few select criteria," said Rich Leimsider, executive director of the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education. "We assessed both the number of courses reported to us and the proportion of those courses that address mainstream, for-profit business issues, as opposed to public policy or nonprofit themes."

The programs were chosen from the 700 MBA programs in the Center's Beyond Grey Pinstripes rankings, which focus on business schools' social and environmental coverage.

The guide, aimed primarily at prospective MBA students, is available as a digital download or print copy.