Schulich receives number one ranking for responsible business in Canada

(Riddhi Jani)

A new global survey ranks Schulich’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program as the top in Canada for responsible business.

“Corporate Knights is the world’s pre-eminent responsible business ranking, so we’re very pleased to have been ranked #1 in Canada and among the top 15 business schools in the world out of more than 200 MBA programs surveyed,” says Detlev Zwick, Dean of the Schulich School of Business. 

The Corporate Knights survey evaluates one key factor: the number of mandatory courses from the program that address sustainable development. This includes topics such as social and governance performance, carbon pricing, biodiversity, Indigenous consultation, and child labour, among many others.   

“Schulich has long been a pioneer and global leader regarding teaching and research related to responsible business, a broad area that includes everything from sustainability, social innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to non-profit management and business ethics,” adds Zwick. 

The survey also looks at the percentage of recent graduates working in impact organizations, which are defined as non-profits, Corporate Knights Global 100 or Clean 200 companies, and companies that earn the majority of their revenue from sustainable activities. 

Corporate Knights is a sustainable-economy media and research B Corporation that aims to advance economic systems where “both people and the planet can thrive.” It has a circulation of over 126,000 copies, and the magazine is distributed to The Globe and Mail, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.   

York’s Schulich School of Business has many programs for prospective students both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Schulich offers undergraduate and international Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. Its MBA program has also been ranked number one in Canada by The Economist, Forbes, and CNN Expansion — the program also gives students several specialization options. 

Schulich offers 17 specialized areas of study for its MBA students, covering a range of topics like accounting, artificial intelligence, business analytics, real estate & infrastructure, administration, marketing, supply chain management, and more.   

Zwick also adds, “Our School’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB) is a recognized global leader in creating and disseminating new knowledge about the social, ethical, environmental and political responsibilities of business, and is one of the world’s largest and most influential academic centers dedicated to responsible business. 

“As a result, sustainability issues are today woven throughout our school’s curriculum. It’s one of the main reasons why Schulich scored highly in the ranking.”

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David is in his fourth year, studying English at York University. He has a keen interest in filmmaking, writing, literature, video-editing, and ideas. When he isn’t working on his next project or studying, you can catch him watching film-noirs on Turner Classic Movies.


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