Details for University of Roehampton Business School

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

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

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

16 Oct 2015

Sharing Information on Progress (2015)

Roehampton Business School SIP Report - View Report

Period Covered: Oct 2015 to Oct 2017

This is the Sharing Information on Progress Report for the Roehampton Business School covering the period October 2015 to October 2017. It discusses implementations within the Business School and the research of various members based on the six PRME principles. For further information about the school and its work with PRME, please contact Dr Suzy Jagger at

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.

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