Details for Opus College of Business - University of St. Thomas

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Executive

Institution is part of

University of St. Thomas


Minneapolis, MN, United States


Sign Up Date to PRME

04 Apr 2014

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

30 Nov 2018

Sharing Information on Progress (2018)

Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas - View Report

Period Covered: Jul 2016 to Nov 2018

In this report we summarize a set of activities, organized by the Principles, we have engaged in over the past two years since the submission of our initial PRME progress report in July 2016. While representative, the work summarized here does not present the entirety of our actions and plans to support PRME. The Opus College of Business, the University of St. Thomas and our partner centers all consistently strive to advance the common good.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The mission of the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business is highly consistent with the Principles for Responsibility Management Education: “Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the Opus College of Business develops effective, principled business leaders who think globally, act ethically and create enduring value for society.” The Opus College of Business has one of the largest full-time business ethics faculties in the world, requires ethics classes in all business programs, has elective offerings in sustainability and social entrepreneurship, and sponsors an annual ethics business case competition.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, with our affiliate the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, emphasizes the importance of creating and sustaining ethical business cultures. Recent research includes a book published in 2012 by Cambridge University Press, “Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience” which traces business behavior and practices from the middle of the 18th century to the modern day and demonstrates how ideas about corporate responsibilities have evolved over time, with the roles, relationships and performance of corporations coming under increasing scrutiny. In addition, faculty at the Opus College of Business are editing the 3rd edition of Wiley Encyclopedia of Management’s Business Ethics Volume, in partnership with the Center for Ethical Business Cultures. This involves the review of 200 articles for inclusion in this edition of the volume, which is to be published in 2014.

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