FIND MBA has just released its 2020 Top 10 Lists and Audencia Business School is featured among the ten top business schools worldwide in the Sustainability / CSR career placement category. The business school is the only French institution of higher education featured in this list which includes four other European and five North American business schools.
Audencia has a long-standing commitment to CSR and sustainability. It was the first French business school to sign up to the United Nations Global Compact in 2004. In 2007, Audencia helped define the ‘UN Principles for Responsible Management Education’ (PRME) and subsequently became a ‘PRME champion’, a designation applied to the 30 business schools in the world that are most invested in these principles. In 2010, Audencia signed a strategic partnership with the World Wildlife Fund of France and created a Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility in 2012.
CSR is now taught across each discipline and each programme. The faculty has also been adapting its courses to ensure that they teach in line with the objectives of #Cop21. In parallel, the business school also offers 100% CSR dedicated programmes (for example, the Specialized Master Actor for Energy Transition). By the way, Audencia will soon announce a new programme in this area of expertise.
“We are delighted to be featured among the FIND MBA Top 10 worldwide list for sustainability and CSR. These are values which have been central to Audencia’s teaching for many years. CSR is not just about our Full-time MBA course content, it is also about the diversity of students we have in our programmes and the careers that our graduates decide to embark on. Audencia also ranks very highly in terms of gender diversity among students. This reflects our business school’s core principles and the humanistic values we share with all those who choose to study at Audencia”, says Catherine Chassanite, Audencia Full-time MBA programme manager.
FIND MBA has published Top 10 Lists by specialisation since 2012, and updates them each year, taking into account new programmes, employment data, and other factors. In terms of methodology, the media states that “the FIND MBA lists are not intended as definitive or scientific rankings, but are editorial lists which are rigorously compiled by taking a number of factors into consideration, including employment data, concentrations (i.e. course content), existing rankings, international balance, and location.”