Entrepreneur Magazine Recommends MBA Programs for Green Business
In its April issue, Entrepreneur magazine recommends 16 MBA programs that are the best for "Green Business" fields.
For this project, Entrepreneur teamed up with The Princeton Review, the education services company widely known for its test prep programs and "best" colleges and graduate schools lists.
The Princeton Review selected the 16 b-schools featured in the Entrepreneur article, titled "A Sustainable Degree," based on the Company's survey of administrators at 325 graduate schools of business in 2009-2010 and of students attending the schools.
Administrators were surveyed on their school's academics, curricula, campus policies and student services related to sustainability, social responsibility and the environment. Students were polled on how well they felt their MBA programs were educating them for careers in "Green Business" fields.
The Entrepreneur feature list of b-schools best for "Green Business" education is also posted at the link below with additional information on the schools' academic programs, "green curricula" and admission requirements.
The schools were not ranked. They are listed below in alphabetical order:
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on criteria that covered four key areas: the amount of research the school conducts related to sustainability, the availability of courses in sustainability, the percent of faculty teaching such courses, and the school's career services for students interested in green business/social responsibility employment.
"Ground-floor trends for entrepreneurs in green business are approaching fever pitch, with big opportunities in everything from clean tech to sustainability management, ecological restoration and more," says Amy Cosper, VP and editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. "With high gas prices and recent oil slicks on our minds, it's not hard to guess why. The school programs we've listed may offer entrepreneurs the launch tools necessary to be able to fuse their passions for green to some of these emerging business opportunities."