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Net Impact Releases 2008 Business as UNusual: The Net Impact Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs

Net Impact Releases 2008 Business as UNusual: The Net Impact Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs

Published 10-29-08

Submitted by Net Impact

San Francisco, CA - October 29, 2008 - Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization with over 10,000 students and professional members dedicated to improving the world through business, released its third annual edition of Business as UNusual: The Net Impact Student Guide to Graduate Business Programs.

This guide is the first to document the student perspective on how graduate programs incorporate social and environmental themes into the curriculum, extra-curricular activities and career services. In addition to the individual school profiles, the guide provides school rankings in 13 categories including the overall preparation of students in ethical and socially responsible leadership, career resources that incorporate values and business skills, and the administrative support for Net Impact-related themes.

"The 2008 Business as UNusual is our largest edition to date, containing detailed profiles on over 60 programs, as well as student rankings of their programs along 13 unique categories," explained Liz Maw, Executive Director of Net Impact. "We are proud to produce such a comprehensive guide which has helped thousands of readers find their ideal graduate school program."

Business as UNusual was created in 2006 in response to inquiries from students applying to business school with a strong interest in social and environmental themes. Developed with this goal in mind, the guide compares data on different graduate schools and their incorporation of these themes into their programs.

The information in the guide was compiled from a qualitative survey completed by 64 Net Impact student chapter leaders and an online survey completed by over 1,500 Net Impact student members. The guide also highlights school stand-outs and overall trends.

The guide can be downloaded for free at:

About Net Impact

Net Impact is a global organization of students and professionals using business to improve the world. We offer a portfolio of programs and initiatives to educate, equip and inspire our over 10,000 members to make a tangible difference through business. Spanning six continents, our membership is one of the most influential networks of students and professionals in existence today and includes current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability. The Net Impact network includes over 200 chapters in cities throughout the world and a central office in San Francisco. For more information, please visit

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Net Impact is a global nonprofit inspiring a new generation to use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. We empower student and professional leaders to act locally through our vibrant chapter network and connect globally online and through our flagship conference. By 2020, we will mobilize a million new leaders to drive positive change in the workplace and the world. For more information, please visit

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