IIT Stuart Ranked in Top 25 Global Environmental Sustainability Programs in Net Impact Guide

IIT Stuart School of Business is featured among more than 100 business schools at the forefront of social and environmental innovation in the 2014 edition of Business as UNusual: The social & environmental impact guide to graduate programs – for students by students, released this week by Net Impact.

IIT Stuart ranked in the top 25 programs globally for environmental sustainability based on student survey responses. IIT Stuart’s Net Impact sustainability ranking is the second highest among business schools in the Midwest and the highest in the Chicago-area.

netimpact-logo.jpgIn addition, the Net Impact student chapter at IIT Stuart School of Business has been recognized as a Silver chapter – recognition given to the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network, characterized by energetic members, dynamic leadership, and high-impact programming. The Silver chapter is advised by Assistant Professor Weslynne Ashton.

“We are thrilled to be recognized among so many forward-thinking, innovative programs that are addressing important environmental issues through education,” says M. Krishna Erramilli, associate dean, professor and director of IIT Stuart’s graduate business programs. “Our students graduate with the skills to be leaders in their careers and communities, and programming from IIT Stuart’s chapter of Net Impact is a key part of the student experience. We appreciate all that Net Impact does to encourage sustainability and social responsibility across campus.”

IIT Stuart offers an M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability, an M.B.A. concentration in sustainability, and integrated core and capstone courses that emphasize sustainability concepts across the business and public administration programs.

The 2014 Business as UNusual guide is available for free download (pdf). First published in 2006, Business as UNusual is the only publication of its kind that highlights student perspectives on business schools and their sustainability-focused academic and co-curricular programs. School profiles include information about environmental curriculum, student activities, and career services.