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The 20 Best Business Schools For Corporate Social Responsibility

Business schools have heightened their focus on CSR as demand increases on businesses to become more socially responsible

Wed Apr 17 2019

BusinessBecause
As the demand increases on businesses to become more socially conscious, business schools are starting to follow suit. 

This is the first year that corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been one of the criteria considered in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. And for good reason. More MBA applicants, and employers are looking at making an impact and at ‘doing well by doing good’.

The FT has rated the top 20 schools with a substantial amount of teaching on CSR in their core curriculums. CSR covers a range of topics around responsible business, ethics, and sustainability.

The inclusion of socially responsible business content into the core curriculums of MBA programs (rather than as add-on electives) demonstrates the heightened awareness around sustainability in business.

The shift in the FT ranking criterion, meanwhile, reflects a shift in global business towards considering the ‘triple bottom line’. Companies now look at their financial bottom line along with the environmental and social impact.

While it’s hard to draw a direct correlation between post-MBA salaries and CSR content, it's clear that the focus on social responsibility is certainly not hurting post-MBA salaries.  It’s also clear that more business schools hope to turn out candidates with a more nuanced idea of success.  

If responsible business is important to you, you’ll want to check out the 20 best business schools for corporate social responsibility:


20. George Washington University

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Overall Rank in 2019: 90

Country: US

Weighted salary ($): 114,921

Employment within three months of graduation: 84%


19. ESMT...

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Overall Rank in 2019: 79

Country: Germany

Weighted salary ($): 110,082

Employment within three months of graduation: 86%    


18. Otto Beisheim School of Management, WHU

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Overall Rank in 2019: 71

Country: Germany

Weighted salary ($): 125,176

Employment within three months of graduation: 76%


17. Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

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Overall Rank in 2019: 35

Country: US

Weighted salary ($): 148,892

Employment within three months of graduation: 90%


16. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

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Overall Rank in 2019: 73

Country: US

Weighted salary ($): 108,399

Employment within three months of graduation: 91%


15. ESSEC Business School

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Overall Rank in 2019: 93

Country: France

Weighted salary ($): 98,120

Employment within three months of graduation: 65%


14. EMLYON Business School

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Overall Rank in 2019: 80

Country: France

Weighted salary ($): 93,465

Employment within three months of graduation: 92%


13. Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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Overall Rank in 2019: 13

Country: UK

Weighted salary ($): 161,443

Employment within three months of graduation: 91


12. Macquarie Graduate School of Management

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Overall Rank in 2019: 74

Country: Australia

Weighted salary ($): 128,166

Employment within three months of graduation: 90%    


11. Lancaster University Management School

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Overall Rank in 2019: 91

Country: UK

Weighted salary ($): 94,496

Employment within three months of graduation: 85%


10. Questrom School of Business, Boston University

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Overall Rank in 2019: 68

Country: US

Weighted salary ($): 129,676

Employment within three months of graduation: 91%


9. IE Business School

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Overall Rank in 2019: 31

Country: Spain

Weighted salary ($): 153,547

Employment within three months of graduation: 81%


8. Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

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Overall Rank in 2019: 95

Country: US

Weighted salary ($): 120,194

Employment within three months of graduation: 77%


7. Imperial College Business School

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Overall Rank in 2019: 39

Country: UK

Weighted salary ($): 126,873

Employment within three months of graduation: 82%


6. ESADE Business School

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Overall Rank in 2019: 21

Country: Spain

Weighted salary ($): 148,060

Employment within three months of graduation: 93%


5. Durham University Business School

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Overall Rank in 2019: 43

Country: UK

Weighted salary ($): 120,556

Employment within three months of graduation: 94%


4. Yale School of Management

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Overall Rank in 2019: 11

Country: US

Weighted salary ($): 172,547

Employment within three months of graduation: 90%


3. INSEAD

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Overall Rank in 2019: 3

Country: France / Singapore

Weighted salary ($): 179,661

Employment within three months of graduation: 81%


2. IESE Business School

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Overall Rank in 2019: 12

Country: Spain

Weighted salary ($): 151,076

Employment within three months of graduation: 94%


1. Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

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Overall Rank in 2019: 23

Country: US

Weighted salary ($): 157,437

Employment within three months of graduation: 92%


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