Corporate and Social Responsibility in B-School

Many students are committed to making a difference in the world, in and out of the classroom.

A recent survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the global non-profit council of leading business schools, indicated that students want to work for companies that make an impact in the world and have high ethical standards with solid reputations.

Graduates placed greater value on these areas when looking for a job:

  • Selecting jobs that allow them to achieve something they personally value and make an impact
  • Working for organizations that have high ethical standards and solid images or reputations

Graduate Business Programs Are Moving Beyond Business As Usual

Many programs have expanded their course catalogs to include “social enterprise” and “global entrepreneurship” concentrations to meet the needs of students who wish to differentiate themselves in a competitive job market.

In fact, as the demand in the corporate world for environmental stewardship, transparency, and accountability grows, so too does the demand for job candidates who come out of business school with experience in corporate and social responsibility.

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