MBA Sustainability Program Ranked No. 6 in the U.S. by Corporate Knights

The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business MBA Sustainable Business Practices program has been ranked No. 6 nationally and No. 28 internationally on the Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Rankings.

Better World MBA Ranking Logo“It is a testament to the quality of our MBA Sustainable Business Practice program, faculty, staff and students that we have consistently been ranked among the top business schools by Corporate Knights,” Dr. Karen Donovan, associate dean of graduate programs and executive education, said. “Through our experiential curriculum, students integrate sustainability into solutions for organizational partners to drive innovation and bottom-line results—an increasingly important and highly sought skill by corporations.”

To determine the ranking, Corporate Knights evaluated 146 business schools across five key performance indicators:

  • The number of sustainability-focused articles in peer-reviewed journals and citations
  • The number of core courses that incorporate development topics
  • Research institutes and centers devoted to sustainable development issues
  • Faculty gender diversity
  • Faculty racial diversity.

Dr. Robert Sroufe, professor of sustainability, operations and supply chain management in the MBA Sustainable Business Practices program, emphasized the University’s duty to help equip community members with sustainable business knowledge.

“This recognition is made possible due to our commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Principles for Responsible Management Education,” said Sroufe, who holds the Thomas J. and Marie C. Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness. “Our accomplished students work hard to provide community members with in-person consulting projects and are always looking to assist Pittsburgh businesses with their sustainability efforts.”

Duquesne University was ranked as a top school, after the University of Vermont, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fordham University and the University of California at Berkley.

For a full list of rankings, visit Corporate Knights Inc.’s website.