Aspen Institute’s Alternative B-School Rankings

The Aspen Institute today releases the 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and popular alternative ranking of full-time MBA programs.  This year, 149 business schools from 24 countries participated in an effort to map the landscape of teaching and research on issues pertaining to business and society.

Amid the array of rankings out there, this is the only one focused not on reputation and test scores but on how well the programs prepare their students  for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business.

For the first time, the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada, ranked first in the survey, getting high marks for the extraordinary number of courses available to students that contain environmental, social and ethical content as well as for the number of relevant scholarly articles being published by the school’s faculty members.

The Top Ten Programs:

  1. York (Schulich)
  2. U. of Michigan (Ross)
  3. Yale School of Management
  4. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  5. Notre Dame (Mendoza)
  6. UC Berkeley (Haas)
  7. RSM Erasmus
  8. NYU (Stern)
  9. IE Business School
  10. Columbia Business School

“In these challenging economic times, the general public, not just scholars, are questioning whether the established models of business are broken,” Rich Leimsider, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education, says in a statement announcing the rankings results.

“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.”

For more information on these rankings, click here.

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