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Better World MBA: Top 40 ranking

Find out which schools topped this year's ranking

2021 Rank2020 RankSchoolCountryScore
11Griffith Business SchoolAustralia0.99
216Maastricht University – School of Business and EconomicsNetherlands0.98
32Warwick Business SchoolUK0.97
47York University – Schulich School of BusinessCanada0.97
56University of Guelph – Gordon S. Lang School of Business and EconomicsCanada0.96
628University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUK0.95
74Duquesne University – Palumbo-Donahue School of BusinessUS 0.95
810University of Vermont – Grossman School of BusinessUS 0.94
83Bath School of ManagementUK0.94
958University of St. GallenSwitzerland0.93
1029Durham University Business SchoolUK0.93
118Ryerson University – Ted Rogers School of ManagementCanada0.92
1211University of Exeter Business SchoolUK0.91
1313Saint Mary’s University – Sobey School of BusinessCanada0.91
1418La Trobe Business SchoolAustralia0.9
15Universidad Externado de Colombia School of ManagementColombia0.89
1640University of North Carolina – Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolUS 0.89
1731University of Strathclyde – Strathclyde Business SchoolUK0.88
1817University of Victoria – Peter B. Gustavson School of BusinessCanada0.87
1915Georgia Institute of Technology – Scheller College of BusinessUS 0.87
20Colorado State University College of BusinessUS 0.86
2121University of Miami – Miami Herbert Business SchoolUS 0.85
2244University of Cape Town Graduate School of BusinessSouth Africa0.85
2360WHU – Otto Beisheim School of ManagementGermany0.84
249Fordham University – Gabelli School of BusinessUS 0.83
2514McGill University – Desautels Faculty of ManagementCanada0.83
2649University of Mannheim – Mannheim Business SchoolGermany0.82
27Glasgow School for Business & SocietyUK0.81
2843University of Toronto – Rotman School of ManagementCanada0.81
2923Gonzaga University Graduate School of BusinessUS 0.8
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3119University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of BusinessUS 0.79
3276Audencia Business SchoolFrance0.78
335Nottingham University Business SchoolUK0.77
3435EADA Business SchoolSpain0.77
3534Carleton University – Sprott School of BusinessCanada0.76
36110Emlyon Business SchoolFrance0.75
3790Imperial College Business SchoolUK0.75
3824University of Manchester – Alliance Manchester Business SchoolUK0.73
3812INSEADFrance0.73
39Gordon Institute of Business ScienceSouth Africa0.72
3937IE Business SchoolSpain0.72
4096IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland0.71

About the methodology

The 2021 Corporate Knights Better World MBA top-40 ranking examined the performances of 147 business schools, drawn from the most recent Financial Times list of the top-100 global MBA programs; the schools that made the 2019 Corporate Knights Better World top-40 roster; and business schools accredited by AMBA, AACSB or EQUIS and also signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education that opt in for evaluation. Based on publicly disclosed information on their websites, schools are evaluated on seven metrics and then given the opportunity to review and request revisions to the analysis. The performance indicators (with weighting in brackets) are: core course integration of sustainability (30%), research publications per faculty member on sustainability topics in calendar year 2020 (20%), percent of total faculty publications in 2020 on sustainability topics (20%), number of citations per faculty for those publications (10%), sustainability-focused research institutes and centres (10%), faculty gender diversity (5%) and faculty racial diversity (5%).

See full methodology for more information.

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