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U of M Ross School of Business and social, environmental and ethical issues

I happened to stop by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business website and noticed this item.  I have to say, I'm not really surprised, since this really has been a strong focus of the school - and the students - for some time.  Still, it's good to see independent confirmation on this.

The Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranks the Ross School No. 2 in the world for integrating social, environmental and ethical issues.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Ross School of Business is one of the two best business schools in the world for integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program, according to the Aspen Institute's 2007-08 Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and alternative ranking of business schools.

"Compared to other business schools in our survey, Michigan offers a truly extraordinary number of courses featuring relevant content and does a truly extraordinary job in those courses explicitly addressing how mainstream business improves the world," said Rich Leimsider, director of the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education.

In addition to its overall No. 2 ranking (behind Stanford), the Ross School also ranked first for faculty research and fourth in course content.

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