How the rating works
The PIR is based on an assessment done by students who evaluate their own school.
The collection of data is organized through student associations, who distribute a survey within their own school. They take responsibility for assessing the positive impact of their own schools and get access to the data collected through an online dashboard.
The overall PIR score of the business school is used to position the school on one of five levels. The characterizations of the different levels refer to the developmental stage of the business school.
Students assess schools in
3 areas and 7 Dimensions
The PIR assessment model includes three areas and seven dimensions. In each of the dimensions, there are questions that assess how students perceive their school’s current state to create a positive impact.
A further three open-ended questions ask students what their schools should start, stop, and continue doing in support of its commitment to providing management education that results in a positive impact for the world.
Positive Impact Rating Levels
Schools are rated according to five levels, with 5 being the top level and 1 the lowest.
Schools that are either getting started or are considering to get started or have difficulties getting off the ground despite a stated commitment or vision
Schools starting to translate a stated commitment to positive action in one or more domains
Schools demonstrating evidence of results across some impact dimensions
Schools with a positive impact culture, embedded in governance and systems, with visible results and progress in many impact dimensions
Schools with unique, sustaining global leadership progress in all impact dimensions