Top 40 MBA Programs for Building a Better World: Corporate Knights global MBA ranking shows how world's top business schools stack up on sustainability

TORONTO, Oct. 9. 2015 /CNW/ - Corporate Knights released today its 2015 Better World MBA Ranking, the definitive annual guide to which MBA programs are doing the best job preparing students to tackle the social and environmental challenges of our time.

The ranking reveals which MBA programs offer the best package of core courses, breath of faculty research and support centres to foster the most comprehensive sustainability-oriented learning experience.

This year's ranking focused on 121 programs including the 100 listed in the Financial Times (FT) 2015 Global MBA Ranking and 21 other schools with a strong track record in business sustainability education.

The Schulich School of Business at York University was the top-ranked program this year, continuing its long run as the leading sustainable MBA program in the world. It earned a high grade in all three evaluated categories with 125 pieces of published faculty research in the past three years, as well as three core courses and 15 relevant institutes and research centres.

In all, the Top 40 MBA Programs for Building a Better World hail from 10 countries including Canada, Denmark, South Korea, United States, France, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, India and South Africa.

Rounding out the Top 10 were McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management, Copenhagen Business School, KAIST, University of Calgary – Haskayne School of Business, Georgia Institute of TechnologyScheller College of Business, University of Cambridge – Judge Business School, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard UniversityHarvard Business School, and Duquesne University – Donahue Graduate School of Business.

"The top ranked Better World MBA programs serve a vital and growing demand for leaders who understand the interrelatedness between the planet, people and profits, and know how to harness the power of business for a better world," said Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights.

The full methodology, complete data and analysis of the 2015 Better World MBA ranking is detailed at and summarized in the Fall 2015 issue of Corporate Knights. Tablet edition will be available October 9 for iPhone/iPad/Kindle Fire devices. The print edition will be distributed October 9 as an insert in the The Globe and Mail and October 13 in The Washington Post.

About Corporate Knights Inc.

Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights Inc. is a Toronto-based media and research company focused on clean capitalism. Corporate Knights, the company's quarterly magazine, was named "Magazine of the Year" in 2013 by the National Magazine Awards Foundation. Corporate Knights has been ranking MBA programs in Canada since 2003, and globally since 2013. It is distributed in Canada as an insert inside the Globe and Mail and in the United States inside the Washington Post. With a circulation of more than 130,000, Corporate Knights is one of the most widely read publications devoted to business and sustainability issues. Corporate Knights Inc. is proud to be a certified B Corporation. Visit:

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