By Dean Jim Dean
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
I am pleased to report that the “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” ranking has recognized UNC Kenan-Flagler as No. 9 globally for integrating social, ethical and environmental stewardship into our MBA Program.
This ranking is public recognition of the important work of our Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE), which is integral to the work of the School, and recognizes our leadership in the practice and teaching of sustainability.
“Beyond Grey Pinstripes” is a biennial business school survey that is managed by the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education. Results are published every other year, and UNC Kenan-Flagler was ranked No. 14 in 2009. Competition was significantly greater than in 2008-09, according to the Aspen Institute, which evaluated data submitted by 149 schools in 22 countries; 142 MBA programs were eligible for inclusion.
To participate in this ranking process requires enormous effort, and I want to especially thank Jessica Thomas and Tracy Triggs-Mathews for their diligence in making sure the UNC Kenan-Flagler’s submission of data and information was as strong as it could be in addressing the measures used by the Aspen Institute. Thanks also to the MBA Program team members and our faculty who have partnered closely with the CSE to incorporate sustainability deeply into the MBA curriculum.
I am proud that UNC Kenan-Flagler was among the first business schools to offer a comprehensive educational, research and outreach program in sustainable enterprise. That every “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” report has cited UNC Kenan-Flagler as among the very best at preparing our students for social and environmental stewardship is indeed gratifying.
James W. Dean, Jr. ▪ Dean ▪ UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School