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Details for Faculty of Management Technology/German University in Cairo

Participant Status

Basic

Type of Organization

University

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive

Institution is part of

German University in Cairo

Location

Cairo, Egypt

Website

http://mgt.guc.edu.eg

Sign Up Date to PRME

18 Sep 2011

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

14 Mar 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

UN-PRME SIP Report_GUC 2017 - View Report

Period Covered: Jan 2013 to Apr 2017

The current report outlines the efforts of the Faculty of Management Technology toward integrating responsible management and sustainability across its curriculum and into its research and outreach activities.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Faculty of Management Technology at the German University in Cairo applies a multi-stakeholder approach, within which we are working on close collaboration with business, governmental and non-governmental as well as not-for-profit organizations in the areas of research, implementation and conduct of sustainable and ethical business concepts.

The outreach and collaboration are reflected in the formalization of MoU's with relevant bodies as well as the conduction of M.Sc. and Ph.D. researches in the domains of business ethics, marketing ethics, consumer education, sustainability, cross-cultural perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), social entrepreneurship, etc. Several faculty members are also working on the boards of several NGOs, thereby reflecting the faculty's community outreach and external engagement in general.

In terms of teaching, sustainability and social responsibility are integrated within the curriculum of the different specializations, including innovation, marketing, strategic management, and finance. They are also integrated within the faculty's MBA program. The integration is achieved through
- complementing the course content with relevant theory
- classwork assignments and group projects (often in cooperation with external parties)
- graduate and undergraduate thesis
- internships

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Faculty of Management Technology at the German University in Cairo has a strong gear toward sustainability through its Business and Society (B&S) Research cluster. The B&S cluster has been established by the departments of Strategic Management, Marketing, Innovation & Technology Management and International Business, yet handles the interface with all other departments across the Faculty. The focus is mainly, but not exclusively, on the areas of business ethics, marketing ethics, consumer education, sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), social entrepreneurship, critical management and organization studies as well as societal and environmental issues seen from a business perspective.

The mission of the research group is to foster sustainable internal and external awareness of academics, students, and corporations about business ethics and corporate social responsibility through world-class teaching, research support, industry partnerships for dissemination of research results, corporate trainings, and student extracurricular activities. The main objectives of the Business and Society research cluster are:

1. Interdisciplinary and critical analysis of the multi-dimensional responsibilities of businesses and other organizations within their local and wider social and natural environment as well as with regard to their external and internal stakeholders (i.e. a factoring of a multi-stakeholder model)

2. Development of theoretical frameworks as well as practice-oriented and applicable concepts for identifying, measuring and managing core values and key principles of sustainable business practices and other organizational activities with social, societal and environmental impact

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