Colorado State University's College of Business demonstrates system-wide responsible business principles and has been named one of the best business schools by the Financial Times.
The award was given to five schools for their responsible and sustainable business education.
CSU was the only school in the United States to receive this honor. However, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business received high awards.
Other schools include the Aalto University School of Management in Finland, the IÉSEG School of Management in France, the Said Business School at the University of Oxford in the UK, and the School of Business and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Beth Walker, dean of the CSU College of Business, said CSU is proud to be included in this group of outstanding schools.
When Walker and her team began the strategic planning process in 2019, they started thinking about what they wanted to be known for in 10 years. And that's when the university's initiative, Business for a Better World, was born.
“The seeds for this positioning were planted a long time ago,” Walker said. “This is who we really are.”
A few years ago, the CSU College of Business implemented a program called Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise.
“GSSE and Business for a Better World define our university, not just courses or tracks in the MBA program,” Walker said. “This is not just a center in the College of Business, but spread throughout the business school. We want to create a business-centered community for a better world.”
Within the School of Business, there are intentional efforts toward underrepresentation and diversity.
“We are committed to integrating sustainability into the business world and not thinking about it in categories like environmentalism or non-profit work.” –Gabriel Allerton, Graduate School of Business Administration
“We want to make sure our students are ready to manage and lead in the 21st century,” Walker said. “We want them to know what it means to lead inclusively.”
The College of Business strives to be located at the intersection of business, society, and the changing environment.
“It's really an honor to be chosen,” Walker said. “We are very proud of what we do, and we feel that we are very unique because our entire business school is committed to business for a better world. Masu.”
Mr. Wright discovered the award and applied, completing an eight-page application.
“In September, the Financial Times published a call for submissions for the Responsible Business Education Awards, and while two years ago they had won awards for case studies and research, this year they were awarding the best business schools across the system. “We debuted a demonstration of responsible business principles,” Wright said.
This award is for teaching, research, and student achievement.
“We answer questions about how to systematically incorporate responsible business education into teaching and research; student and alumni engagement and outcomes; operations and engagement beyond academia; and responsible business We will also look at how we promote, encourage and track education uptake,” Mr Wright said.
Gabrielle Allerton is a student in the Impact Master of Business Administration program, now called the Impact MBA rather than the GSSE MBA.
“We are committed to integrating sustainability into the business world, not segregating it into categories like environmental protection or nonprofit work,” Allerton said. “The important thing is to do good by doing good.”
When applying for a master's degree, Allerton considered numerous programs across the country and decided to attend CSU.
“CSU really had a curriculum that built sustainability into every class,” Allerton said.
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