Haas Ranks #1 in Social Impact
August 30, 2013
The Berkeley MBA was ranked the #1 graduate program for social impact and #6 for sustainability in a Net Impact survey of more than 3,300 students.
On a scale of 1 to 5, Berkeley-Haas earned an average 4.67 score for social impact and 4.38 for sustainability from its students. Haas tied for #6 in sustainability with Cornell.
Net Impact, a nonprofit that aims to empower students to drive transformational change, published the results of its survey in its 2013 "Business as Unusual" guide to graduate programs.
One hundred percent of Haas students surveyed said the business school offers adequate career preparation resources for impact job seekers. More than 90 percent of Haas students surveyed said they are satisfied with the social and environmental themes addressed in the curriculum.
"From the moment that students step into the classroom their fist day at Haas, they will see that social impact is deeply incorporated into their learning," Haas students wrote in a description of the school in the guide.
By comparison, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business rated #5 in social impact and #5 in sustainability. Harvard Business School earned a #33 social impact rating and #53 sustainability rating. Kellogg earned a #17 social impact rating and #39 sustainability rating. Other top schools—including Stanford, University of Chicago, and Wharton—did not get rated.
The annual guide, now in its eighth year, has become a go-to resource for prospective MBAs who want to incorporate social impact into their professional and personal lives.