10 November 2021

Corporate Knight have released their 2021 Better World MBA Ranking and it reflects a strong demand for sustainability.
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We are delighted to announce that our MBA programme is ranked 6th globally. We are incredibly proud of the research we are producing in this area and how we have incorporated sustainable development into our MBA programme. More importantly, this ranking recognising our ability to develop effective and responsible leaders.

To determine the ranking, Corporate Knights evaluated 147 MBA programmes, including the 2021 Financial Times 100 Global MBA programmes, every MBA that made the 2020 Top 40 in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking, and select MBA programmes accredited by AMBA, AACSB, or EQUIS, and/or signatories of the Principles for Responsible Management Education that opted in for evaluation.

From this starting universe, programmes are evaluated across a number of key performance indicators relating to sustainability such as core course integration of sustainability, and research publications per faculty member on sustainability topics in calendar year 2020. Full details of the evaluation method are available on Corporate Knights’ website.

Julian Rawel, Director of our MBA Programme, said:

"Rankings are one way of assessing impact. What sets this particular ranking apart is the evaluation of sustainability and social responsibility in terms of both the level of research conducted in this area and its integration into the curriculum.

Edinburgh’s MBA continues to place a strong emphasis on developing leaders that recognise the responsibilities they, and the organisations they work for, have as stewards of financial, social, and natural capital. Our aim is to raise their awareness and ensure they have the knowledge, skills, and values needed to take on the challenges that will face them as business leaders of the future.”

This article was originally published on Corporate Knight’s Better World MBA 2021.