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The Fisher International MBA Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies has again been recognized as a leader in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program. The 2009-2010 edition of the Aspen Institute’s biennial Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranked the Fisher Program number 38 on its list of the top 100 business programs.

“We’re delighted that the Aspen Institute has again ranked the Fisher program among the best business schools in the world at incorporating a broader social perspective into our core MBA program,” said Fisher International MBA Program Chair Bruce Paton. “Our interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral approach uniquely equips our students to succeed in international business while also making a difference in the world.”

Since 2003, the Fisher School has consistently been ranked by the Aspen Institute as one of the nation’s leading socially responsible MBA programs. This year, 149 business schools from 24 countries participated in an 18-month effort to map the landscape of teaching and research on issues pertaining to business and society. Relevant data collected in the survey, as well as the entire “Global 100” list of business schools.

In addition to its overall ranking, the Fisher International MBA Program was ranked 18th in the world for the availability of courses on campus that address environmental, social and ethical content, and 10th in the world for offering courses that explicitly address how business can be used as an engine for social and environmental change.

Announcement of the Aspen Institute rankings came on the heels of similar recognition from Entrepreneur magazine, which last month ranked the Fisher International MBA Program 14th among its top 25 graduate business programs for entrepreneurship.

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