Positive Impact Rating is a rating of business schools organised by a group of business school experts based on a survey of students. Data is collected by student associations who distribute the survey at their schools. The survey attempts to measure the commitment of business schools to a positive impact on the world.
Schools are rated in three areas:
Energizing, including Governance and Culture
Educating, including Programs, Learning Methods and Student Support
Engaging, including Institution as Role Model and Public Engagement.
There are five levels of positive impact: 1 Beginning, 2 Emerging, 3 Progressing, 4 Transforming, 5 Pioneering, the top level, (“schools with unique, sustaining global leadership progress in all impact dimensions”).
There are four schools in the Pioneering level:
Goa Institute of Management, India
University for Business and Technology, Kosovo
S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, India
XLRI Xavier School of Management, India.
There are 24 schools at Level 4 and 18 at Level 3. The majority are located in Western Europe although Eastern Europe is represented by Kozminski University, Poland, Asia by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School, and Africa by Strathmore Business School, Kenya.