Details for University of Roehampton Business School
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral
Institution is part of
University of Roehampton
London, United Kingdom
Sign up Date To PRME
08 Jun 2012
Last Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The Business School has experienced tremendous change over the last year with a new focus on learning and teaching, research and enterprise. In keeping with the ethos of the University the Business School seeks to design processes that encourage the creative flourishing of staff and students alike. We encourage relationships based on trust and collegiality and expect staff to respond by following the highest standards of professional excellence in all their work. Within the framework of this expectation we welcome a plurality of approaches to work organisation.
The Business School has seen the evolution of Learning and Teaching practice as an integral part of its overall development. The modern university should be dynamic and innovative in its approach to learning and teaching strategies, which should drive creativity and debate and lead to exciting opportunities for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to learn and develop in an environment that is inclusive and accommodating. Developing a powerful transformational learning environment in the Business School is central to its mission to “challenge, inspire and support students to grow as individuals and to be responsible citizens and leaders in a complex world”. We have recently revalidated our programmes to ensure ethics is integrated throughout the undergraduate pathways but also have ensured that the student experience culminates in a third year compulsory (from 2014) new module, Ethics, Organisations & Society, which is designed to provide students with an over-arching critical understanding of ethics in business, corporate responsibilty, sustainability, and to equip them with moral decision-making skills.
At postgraduate level we are in the process of a revalidation (beginning November 2012) of our MBA in which we hope to include a compulsory ethics component and redesign of modules to ensure critical attention is given to ethics within specialist fields. At present, we have an optional ethics module on our masters programmes, which is highly popular with students.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The School’s Centre for Organisational Research has also been reviewed with the formation of four new research clusters (Management and Work, Organising Creativity, Responsible Capitalism and Control, Accountability, Organisations and Society) and the identification of 8 cross-centre research themes. It has enabled us to focus on research development, research and practice informed teaching and to enhance subject quality. The Professors and Readers leading the new clusters bring much new energy and this has contributed to departmental management as their new roles have developed. These new clusters have resulted in exciting new research on Business Ethics, teaching and learning pedagogies to promote ethics teaching, sustainability and responsible citizenship. A multimedia elearning tool to promote ethical decision making is in the design phase and this will be freely available across all institutions by August 2013. It is hoped the project will eventually develop as a useful resource for company employee schemes. Our enterprise department will be marketing the tool with local business partners and our Business Advisory Board on its completion.