Alexander Nill, Robert J. Aalberts, Herman Li and John Schibrowsky
Timothy A. Hart, Corey J. Fox, John Korstad and Erin E. Nill
All of the programs in the top 100 US MBA programs are excellent. Those towards the top are world-class institutions. In this sense, they all teach the fundamentals of business proficiently and prepare leaders to help their companies achieve strong financial performance. However, some of those programs go beyond traditional core business concepts and challenge students to consider the social and environmental implications in the pursuit of profit. In light of this, the authors have developed a five-phase model that identifies and describes the characteristics of programs in each phase in terms of how fully they embrace sustainability education. They draw from the top 100 US MBA programs for current examples of schools in each phase.