Details for TIAS School for Business and Society

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive

Institution is part of

TIAS School for Business and Society is owned by Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology


Tilburg, Netherlands


Sign Up Date to PRME

17 Feb 2011

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

13 Jun 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

TIAS UNPRME SIP Report 2017 - View Report

Period Covered: Jul 2015 to Jun 2017

This report describes the alignment between the Principles for Responsible Management Education and TIAS’ strategy as a School for Business and Society. Apart from giving an update on our progress and objectives, the report highlights some concrete examples of our activities, with icons indicating to which of the Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this example is linked.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

TIAS School for Business and Society believes that businesses, public entities and (civil) society will need to cooperate in order to solve social and environmental issues. Economic success and societal progress should go hand in hand. TIAS has a long tradition in offering programs that are not only business-related (such as MBAs) but also cover the public domain (Public Management, Governance, Health, etc.). Currently TIAS offers a variety of Masterclasses on Governance/ Sustainability, mature CSR/Sustainability modules in MBA and MScBA-programs and a broad mosaic of Business & Society-related subjects in Executive Master programs. To mention but a few examples:

• Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics-module (MScBA)
• Societal Program-module (FT/PT MBA)
• International Program on the Management of Sustainability
• Woman Corporate Directors Program: the next generation
• New Leadership in Social Housing Corporations
• Innovation in Governance for Non-Profit Organizations
• Masterclass Risk Management and Behaviour

TIAS aims to further strengthen its educational scope on the cooperation/co-creation between public institutions, business and society. A new didactic plan is being developed that will provide guidelines for a coherent approach to integrating a focus on business and society throughout all programs. In addition, the options for developing a number of multidisciplinary offerings will be explored.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Since 2013, TIAS has organized its research in so-called LABs: open platforms in which our professors work together with participants of our programs and with private and public organizations. As a result we see a steady growth in partnerships between our LABs and external organizations and businesses who jointly engage in co-creation processes. The various LABs already cover parts of both business and society and address several societal and sustainability-related issues. More information on the various LABs as well as their research results can be found on the TIAS website.

The LABs will be strengthened in the near future by developing a more explicit policy and by actively attracting more sustainability-related research assignments from third (societal) partners.

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