The Oregon MBA program at the UO Lundquist College of Business has earned the top spot in The Princeton Review's just-released Best Green MBA ranking.
According to surveys administered by The Princeton Review, students say the Lundquist College is best at preparing them in environmental/sustainability and social responsibility issues—and for a career in a green job market.
Our class size and rigorous programming were factors in our reaching the #1 spot, but it is the decidedly “Oregon" approach that helped edge out the competition.
Our students show a deep concern and interest in community and environment; a belief in active, balanced life-styles; and a commitment to innovation and entrepreneurial initiative that sets them apart.
The Oregon MBA's emphasis on collaborative, team-based, experiential learning arms our graduates with the skills needed to lead the next generation of business trailblazers. A global perspective and belief that business should make the world better further differentiates our students and instructors.
Our outstanding mix of faculty unites members with impressive research and clinical credentials with green industry pioneers for a holistic student experience.
Finally, our center-based model focuses study on nationally prominent areas including entrepreneurship, sports business, securities analysis, and sustainable supply chain management.
The Princeton Review tallied its lists based on its surveys 22,000 students attending 295 business schools. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences at them. Some ranking list tallies also factored in school-reported data.
Among the top 10 Green MBA programs, the University of Oregon MBA took the top spot, followed by Yale University and University of Denver. Rounding out the top ten were University of Michigan, Pepperdine University, Stanford University, and Babson College.
The Best Green MBA ranking was one of 11 categories in which The Princeton Review ranked business-schools. Among the other categories were Most Competitive Students, Most Family Friendly, and Toughest to Get Into.
This is the first time the Oregon MBA program has placed #1. But the ranking continues the trend of accolades for the program in recent years. The Oregon MBA was the number five public school for environmental sustainability in the 2014 Net Impact Business as Unusual Guide, one of the largest and most respected rankings of sustainable business programs. In addition, in 2013, Net Impact ranked the Oregon MBA eighth internationally, and Corporate Knights magazine placed the program second in the United States.