ANE’s Green MBA Gets High Ranks in Net Impact Guide

Net ImpactAccording to a new publication by Net Impact, a nonprofit organization of over 10,000 MBAs, graduate students, and executives, Antioch University New England’s Green MBA makes the grade. Net Impact’s just-published Business as Unusual: The 2008 Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs, lists Antioch New England’s Green MBA program in the top five in seven of thirteen categories.

Antioch University New England’s Green MBA ranked first out of sixty-three MBA programs in two categories: faculty support of Net Impact themes in the curriculum and faculty support of Net Impact themes in extra curricula events and activities. ANE’s Green MBA came in second for preparing Net Impact students for ethical and socially responsible leadership, third for student support of Net Impact themes in the curriculum, and fourth for both administrative support of Net Impact themes and for preparing all students for ethical and socially responsible leadership.

Interesting points to note:
• ANE’s student rankings regularly topped more well-known MBA programs like those of Yale, Babson, Tufts, and Cornell.

• 92% of ANE’s Net Impact respondents thought ANE students are enthusiastic regarding social/environmental themes in their curriculum.

• 100% of respondents think ANE faculty are enthusiastic regarding social/environmental themes in their curriculum.

• The description chosen by ANE respondents of the type of student best suited to our Green MBA program: “Someone interested in attending a school where students and faculty are on the forefront of social/environmental issues.”

About the Net Impact guide

The Business as Unusual: The 2008 Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs used a qualitative survey of Net Impact chapter leaders from sixty-three MBA programs to compile the data as well as the results from an online survey completed by another 1,552 student Net Impact members. Graduate students rated their individual MBA programs on five main categories including reasons to attend, administrative support, career services and alumni support, student activities, and curriculum. These categories were broken down into fourteen subcategories. The data, claims the books authors, presents a way to compare student opinions of their schools.

The Department of Organization & Management and its Green MBA program launched a new chapter of Net Impact in November of 2007. Membership in the Antioch University New England chapter is open to all O&M students.