Montreal/ October 21, 2009
– Concordia University’s John Molson MBA has demonstrated significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program, according to the Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and alternative ranking of business schools. John Molson School of Business has ranked 34th on a list of the Top 100 business schools worldwide; 3rd in Canada, after York University and McGill University respectively. In the category of faculty research, the John Molson School of Business has placed 9th in the world.
“We are proud of the remarkable performance of our MBA program and are delighted to be among the top business schools dedicated to a learning experience that focuses on corporate social responsibility, ethics, and the environment. This is consistent with the university’s strategic plan to further develop academic excellence at Concordia,” said Sanjay Sharma, Dean of John Molson School of Business.
While many MBA rankings exist, only one looks beyond reputation and test scores to measure something much more important: how well schools are preparing their students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.
“In these challenging economic times, the general public, not just scholars, are questioning whether the established models of business are broken,” said Rich Leimsider, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education. “Beyond Grey Pinstripes schools are thoughtfully pursuing new approaches. They are preparing students who take a more holistic view of business success, one that measures financial results as well as social and environmental impacts.”
This year, 149 business schools from 24 countries participated in an 18 month effort to map the landscape of teaching and research on issues pertaining to business and society. Relevant data collected in the survey, as well as the entire “Global 100” list of business schools, is available at: www.BeyondGreyPinstripes.org