Details for Teesside University
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive
Middlesbrough, Cleveland, United Kingdom
Sign Up Date to PRME
04 Apr 2018
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
Letter of Commitment (2018)
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Teesside University Business School is acutely aware of the changing nature of management education and is cognizant of the criticisms that business schools continue to be subject to –not least since the financial crisis. Our school recognizes the need for management education to be more holistic and multi-disciplinary in its approach and to place sustainability, ethics, responsible leadership and the role of business in society more generally at the heart of our curricula. As such, we have developed a new MBA, which is entirely interdisciplinary (with many multi-disciplinary elements) in nature, in order to break down the silo approach to the delivery of business and management programmes, to promote deeper and critical thought processes that ensure our future leaders are quipped with the necessary skills to make responsible business decisions. Indeed, even without us being a signatory to PRME, we have used the values to inform the design of our new MBA. The MBA was commended by the panel and key industry players for placing pronounced emphasis on the role of business in society – which of course was inspired by PRME. We continue to promote our commitment to responsible leadership and the role of business and society to educate the business community about its importance.
But it is not just our MBA where the PRME values lie at the heart of the curriculum; at undergraduate level we are making great strides too. We have recently introduced a new module for final year students – Strategic Management and Responsible Leadership. Here, students are introduced to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and use these to work on a live project with a selected organization. Most recently, the students worked on a project with our local authority to identify strategic solutions to promote greater cooperation between the business community and the council to address societal/community challenges. The work produced was of a very high standard and students commented on how the project had altered their values and made them think more deeply about the problems in our world – and, most importantly, how they can act as future change agents. This coupled with modules in ethics and social enterprise we hope, demonstrates our commitment to this vital agenda.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Like our commitment to embedding PRME into our curricula, we will also commit to generating research output connected to the values. In addition, and given we have an award-winning University business and enterprise engagement strategy, we will promote PRME to the businesses which we work with, along with the wider communities in which we are active with from Primary schools through to large international organizations. Indeed, education is key to promote PRME, what it stands for and the wider 17 SDGs and we shall strive – particularly through our widening participation agenda to spread a positive message to engender further support and ensure a positive and sustainable future for all.