Corporate Knights Updates Its "Better World MBA" Ranking for 2019

Warwick Business School, York - Schulich, and the University of Bath lead this year's sustainability-themed MBA ranking

The Canada-based Corporate Knights magazine has updated its annual "Better World" sustainability-themed MBA ranking for 2019.

This year, the UK's Warwick Business School leads the list. Warwick led the list last year as well. In second place is the Toronto-based York University Schulich School of Business. Unlike Warwick, Schulich's full-time MBA program offers a "Business and Sustainability" specialization. 

In third place is the UK's University of Bath School of Management, which rose a whopping 12 places from last year. Rounding out the top-five are the University of Vermont's Grossman School of Business and Australia's Griffith Business School. See the top 20 below.

There were a few big changes in this year's ranking. The University of Exeter Business School, which was ranked second last year, dropped this year to 19th place. Exeter's MBA program is infused with sustainability-related curriculum, including an elective class in Sustainable Finance. 

Another school that lost a lot of ground in this year's ranking is INSEAD, which fell from number seven last year to 20 this year.

In terms of gains, Durham University Business School, which was ranked 27th last year, broke into the top 10 this year and is currently ranked number seven.

The University of Cambridge's Judge Business School rose from number 44 last year to number 22 this year. Although Cambridge's MBA program does not offer a specialization in Sustainability, it does offer one in Social Innovation.

There were three schools in this ranking that were not included in last year's ranking. These are the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business (ranked 29), the UK's Sheffield University Management School (35), and Australia's La Trobe Business School (39).

To determine the Better World MBA ranking, the magazine takes a number of factors into consideration, including the amount of sustainability-related curriculum in an MBA program's core courses, along with each school's sustainability-themed research centers, faculty research in the sustainability area, and gender diversity, among other metrics.

Better World MBA Ranking 2019 - Top 20

Here's a list of the top 20 schools current ranked in Corporate Knights'  Better World MBA Ranking, as well as their change from last year.

Rank School Region/Country Change from 2018
1 Warwick Business School UK no change
2 York - Schulich Canada +1
3 Bath UK +12
4 Vermont - Grossman UK +1
5 Griffith Business School Australia -1
6 MIT - Sloan USA +4
7 Durham UK +20
8 Tias Netherlands +4
9 Geogia - Scheller USA -3
10 Saint Mary's - Sobey Canada -2
11 Nottingham UK +7
12 Fordham - Gabelli USA -1
13 Victoria - Gustavson Canada +6
14 McGill - Desautels Canada +2
15 Copenhagen Denmark -1
16 Edinburgh UK +6
17 Alliance Manchester UK +3
18 Guelph - Sustainable Commerce Canada -9
19 Exeter UK -17
20 Insead France -13

You can also see FIND MBA's Top 10 MBA Programs for Sustainability / CSR / Social Entrepreneurship

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