Details for Sobey School of Business

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral

Institution is part of

Saint Mary's University


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Sign Up Date to PRME

20 Jun 2014

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

04 Jun 2018

Sharing Information on Progress (2018)

Sobey School of Business - Report on our Commitment to Responsible Management Education - View Report

Period Covered: Jun 2016 to Jun 2018

Highlights of our 2016-2018 engagement include the development and promotion of a comprehensive PRME Library of resources. We have mapped sustainability within our curriculum and embedded Service Learning as a mandatory experiential learning opportunity in our undergraduate program. With this report, it was our goal to share both our successes and our challenges. We hope that other members of the PRME community learn from our experiences.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Sobey School of Business includes in its Mission the commitment to prepare citizens of the world to lead sustainable businesses and communities.
The revised MBA program features a 6-credit hour longitudinal unit on Responsible Leadership. It features service learning, promotes the UN’s SDG framework and is intended to embed values of sustainability, ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Our Centre for Cooperative Management Education is the only one of its kind and promotes the Cooperative business model through its many activities including graduate-level programming, a journal and affiliated research.
Our award-winning ENACTUS chapter is thriving.
As featured in our SIP report, we are very pleased to announce that effective September 2018 every undergraduate student in our B Comm program will participate in a service learning initiative as a core requirement of our mandatory Ethics in the World of Business course.
We have awards and scholarships that promote ethics and social responsibility.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

We have many active researchers in the areas of corporate responsibility and sustainability in departments including management, finance and accounting.
We have prominent faculty members researching in the area of fraud, reporting, CSR, business ethics and many other related areas.
Our Centre of Excellence for Accounting & Reporting in Co-operatives focuses on the difference of purpose for co-operatives and the need to account for the use of resources to achieve member and community value-driven goals.
Faculty engaged in the Atlantic Research Group on the Economics of Aging, Immigration & Diversity have generated significant and impactful intellectual contributions in the areas of labour economics, immigration, diversity and aging.
Engagement with the Institute for Corporate Directors and as a delivery partner in its Education Program has enhanced scholarship in the areas of leadership and governance
The Centre for Leadership Excellence is establishing a practice area around impact assessment with a particular focus on social impact.

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