Contributions from some 40 UNU-MERIT researchers and lecturers helped Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) claim second place out of almost 150 business schools in the Corporate Knights’ 2021 Better World MBA ranking. According to this latest global ranking, SBE is the #1 business school in Europe for sustainability, and the only EU-based school to feature in the Top 20.
The ranking evaluated 147 business schools worldwide on their promotion of both social and environmental sustainability. It specifically measured core course integration of sustainability (30% weighting), research publications per faculty member on sustainability topics in calendar year 2020 (20%), per cent 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%).
MaastrichtMBA Director Dr. Boris Blumberg said: “Planet, People, Profit. Just focusing on the profit-P is short sighted. As a business school we reach and work on integrating all three objectives. That is where the challenge and joy is.”
Corporate Knights CEO Toby Heaps said: “Every MBA programme in the world should be instilling holistic purpose in leaders, ensuring they have the skills, tools and values to build a more inclusive, healthier economy that’s beneficial to society and in harmony with the natural world”.
MaastrichtMBA is an executive modular part-time MBA programme and comprises two tracks: on-campus and online. The programme has a Triple Crown accreditation and is aimed at professionals with at least five years of working experience.
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