OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU MBA Program Ranked Among Top 100 by Aspen Institute

10/10/2007

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s Master of Business Administration program is among the top 100 in the world, according to the Aspen Institute’s 2007–2008 edition of “Beyond Grey Pinstripes,” which ranks business schools based on proven integration of social and environmental issues into the curriculum.

The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education, a program of The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, compiled “Beyond Grey Pinstripes,” its survey and alternative ranking of business schools, looking at how well social and environmental issues are incorporated into the training of future business leaders.

OSU’s College of Business’s MBA program was singled out for its key focus areas of sustainability and entrepreneurship. Its classes on corporate responsibility and ethics, as well as legal courses on e-commerce were highlighted as benefits for students.

Stanford University was ranked No. 1 on the list. Other business schools mentioned include Yale, Cornell and Portland State University.

The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education is producing a guide to MBA programs based on “Beyond Grey Pinstripes.”

“Our MBA program is built on a core of foundation courses and advanced courses focusing on the entrepreneurial process and practical applications of business knowledge,” said College of Business Dean Ilene Kleinsorge. “We then leverage our sustainability initiative, the Austin Entrepreneurship Program, and our relationship with business community partners to give our students unique experiential learning and mentorship opportunities.

“Our graduates are able to create, build, and manage innovative, socially responsible and sustainable enterprises in a global business environment.”

The complete ranking of the Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2007-2008 “Global 100” business schools can be found at www.beyondgreypinstripes.org.