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Business School tops global ranking

University of Exeter Business School tops global ranking of ‘Better World’ MBA programmes

The University of Exeter Business School has the best MBA programme in the world devoted to environmental and social issues, according to a new league table.

The Better World rankings recognise courses which equip their graduates to understand sustainability issues. The University of Exeter was recognised as the world-leader because of the sustainability content of its MBA and the high volume of research carried out by its academics in this area.

The Better World MBA rankings is compiled by the magazine Corporate Knights. This is the 15th edition. A total of 134 MBA programmes were evaluated, nine per cent more than in 2016.

Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights, said: "Businesses are re-orienting their strategies to align with the sustainable development goals for a fairer, greener planet. The Top 40 ranked Better World MBA programs are training grounds for future business leaders who want to be part of the monumental shift.”

Professor David Bruce Allen, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Business School said: “We’re very proud to top the Better World rankings; it reflects our commitment to good business practice as the foundation for innovation and sustained growth. Our Exeter MBA is global and diverse. Our MBA students and academic staff engage with business, government and civil society organisations to achieve positive change. This is a truly exciting time for the Exeter MBA and we are honoured to be recognised for our contribution to the excellent work being done worldwide to meet the global sustainability challenge.”

Details of the 2017 Better World MBA rankings can be found on the Corporate Knights website.


Date: 18 October 2017

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