Darden Climbs in Aspen Institute Ranking


The Darden School of Business made the Top Ten in two categories of the just-released 2009-2010 "Beyond Grey Pinstripes" ranking. The Aspen Institute, which produces the biennial ranking of business schools based on how well they teach the social and ethical aspects of business, ranked Darden 8th in the U.S. and 5th in research. In the global ranking, Darden jumped to 11th place, up from 24th in 2007.

This year, 149 business schools from 24 countries were examined in the ranking. The mission of “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” is to spotlight innovative full-time MBA programs that are integrating issues of social and environmental stewardship into curricula and research. It measures how well schools are preparing their students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business.

“This ranking,” according to the Aspen Institute, “is the result of over 18 months of rigorous research—designing the survey, outreach to MBA programs around the world, data collection and analysis—looking at how well MBA programs incorporate social, environmental and ethical issues into the training of future business executives.”

Read more about Darden’s emphasis on ethical, social and environmental responsibility on the Beyond Grey Pinstripes Web page or review the Aspen Institute’s press release.

Founded in 1955, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business improves society by developing principled leaders for the world of practical affairs.

For more information, contact communication@darden.virginia.edu.

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