Just a month after being ranked ninth worldwide for sustainability by Canadian business magazine Corporate Knights, the MBA program at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business was ranked eighth internationally for sustainability in Net Impact's >Business as UNusual: The Student Guide to Graduate Programs 2013.
The Lundquist College's Oregon MBA program was cited for its sustainable business track, which is facilitated by the Center for Sustainable Businesses Practices. Housed in one of the most environmentally friendly business school facilities in the nation, students in the Oregon MBA apply classroom concepts to real business situations in preparation for leadership roles in sustainable enterprises.
The Lundquist College of Business Career Services office also actively supports career opportunities for students interested in sustainable business and corporate and social responsibility-related jobs, noted the guide's description of the Oregon MBA program.
Launched in 2006, the Business as UNusual rankings are one of the most respected for sustainable business programs. The rankings are based on a written questionnaire completed by Net Impact chapter leaders from participating programs and an online survey completed by more than 3,300 students. From the more than 100 participating universities worldwide, Net Impact ranked the top twenty programs in both sustainability and social impact.
In addition to its sustainability ranking, the University of Oregon Net Impact chapter was listed as a gold chapter for its outstanding members, leaders, and programming. The UO chapter was also noted for its interdisciplinary interactions with sustainability-focused student groups in the schools of law, architecture, and planning, public policy, and management.
Net Impact is a nonprofit organization that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world.