Miami Herbert MBA program ranks No. 6 in the U.S. in Corporate Knights’ 2021 sustainability rankings

Marlen Lebish, 11-10-2021

The Business School continues to be recognized as a leader in business sustainability education.


In the 19th annual Better World MBA Ranking, released by Corporate Knights, Miami Herbert ranked No. 6 nationally and No. 21 internationally.

The Better World MBA Ranking is recognized as the only major ranking that evaluates accredited MBA programs’ commitment to equipping graduates with the skills necessary to solve pressing business and social challenges in order to succeed in a rapidly evolving global business climate.

To determine the ranking, Corporate Knights evaluated 147 programs around the world based on their integration of sustainability into the curriculum, research, and centers related to sustainability, as well as faculty diversity.

"This recognition is a result of the School’s drive to integrate sustainability across the business curriculum, and reflects the innovation and quality of our newly redesigned, STEM-designated MBA program,” said John Quelch, dean of Miami Herbert.

As the business world continues to grapple with rapid changes under the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, Full-Time MBA students are learning the necessary tools to meet the demands of today’s more data-driven, socially conscious workplace.

“Every MBA program in the world should be instilling holistic purpose in leaders, ensuring they have the skills, tools and values to build a more inclusive, healthier economy that’s beneficial to society and in harmony with the natural world, and the Better World business schools are leading the way,” said Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights.

In 2019, Miami Herbert established a Master of Science in Sustainable Business, one of six STEM-designated graduate programs, to fulfill an emerging need for professionals who understand the social and environmental impact businesses have on stakeholders.

What makes the program unlike others is its focus on science. In addition to the Business School’s resources, the school is able to rely on the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). The program combines science and business making it much more than a traditional business curriculum on sustainability.

The program is part of a school-wide focus on sustainability, which includes a Sustainable Business Research Cluster, presentations by thought leaders in business sustainability, LEEDs certification of the school building, a Chief Sustainability Officer Summit, and membership in the UN Sustainability Solutions Network. 

Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights Inc. includes the sustainable business magazine Corporate Knights and a research division that produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance, including the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.

For a full list of rankings, visit Corporate Knights Inc.'s website.