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UDM School of Business Administration Ranked in Top Ten Small Business Schools Worldwide by Corporate Knights Magazine

University of Detroit Mercy's College of Business Administration was ranked the #8 business school in the "Top 10 Small Schools" worldwide category and #21 in the "Top 30 Schools" worldwide in the 2013 Global Green MBA Survey, conducted by Corporate Knights, released in September.  The publication ranks the top MBA programs in North America and beyond, to best highlight the business programs that create innovation in sustainability initiatives, promote program development and to further the integration of sustainability into the MBA experience.

Each year, the Corporate Knights survey evaluates how effectively MBA programs incorporate sustainability into the business education experience. While it originally focused on Canadian schools over the past decade and was expanded internationally this year to encompass MBA programs from 17 countries. Participating schools were assessed in the areas of institutional support, student initiatives and coursework.

"We are delighted to receive this international recognition from Corporate Knights, which reflects our persistent emphasis on ethical and socially responsible business practices," said Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Dean of the College of Business Administration. "At UDM, all of our business students—both graduate and undergraduate—participate in service-learning and social outreach to sustain and enhance our neighborhoods."

"We continually invite guest speakers and visiting scholars to discuss topics such as sustainability, diversity, and urban renewal," Eisenhauer said.  "Our faculty members engage the scholarly community in dialogue on subjects such as ethical and environmentally-friendly practices through research presentations and publications.  And the Jesuit and Mercy values that we promote are also exhibited by our alumni and alumnae, not only through careers as corporate responsibility officers and leaders of nonprofit organizations engaged in community development, but also as volunteers who contribute to a more livable planet."

UDM College of Business Administration: Business value. Social values.

"The Corporate Knights ranking is especially significant for us," he added, "as it demonstrates that a private institution with small classes delivering personal attention to students can nevertheless have an important impact on global sustainability."

The survey and analysis are detailed on the Corporate Knights Global Green MBA Survey website and summarized in the Fall 2013 issue of Corporate Knights magazine, distributed with the Globe and Mail on September 16.

Release date: September 24, 2013

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