Details for Boston University Questrom School of Business

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Post Graduate


Boston, MA, United States


Sign Up Date to PRME

03 May 2009

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

06 Aug 2019

Sharing Information on Progress (2019)

BU Questrom PRME SIP Report 2017-2019 - View Report

Period Covered: Aug 2017 to Aug 2019

This report is a summary of activity at Questrom related to the six PRME principles in 2017-2019.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Boston University School of Management Mission: The School develops new ideas and insights for scholars and practitioners through its faculty’s research; and by fusing the art, science, and technology of business in our teaching, we impart knowledge of business disciplines with a unique cross-functional perspective to prepare ethical, innovative leaders for the good of society worldwide. Our students acquire advanced teaming skills, appreciate the impact of management systems, and understand the strategic and operating applications of new technologies.

The Boston University School of Management has launched a continuum of coursework that focuses on sustainability as a core business strategy. Students begin with a core course: Global Sustainability and the New Entrepreneur which introduces them to key sustainability challenges and the business opportunities presented by these challenges. A second course, Government, Society and the New Entrepreneur explores leading global economies and the role of key stakeholders in developing sustainable global businesses. The third capstone course, Inventing a Sustainable Future, challenges the students to create scalable solutions to pressing environmental and business problems.

Additional electives include: Nonprofit Finance and Accounting; Marketing Social Change; Corporate Governance, Accountability and Ethics; Public Policy Analysis; Clean Technology Business Models; Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations; Social Entrepreneurship; Management Consulting Field Project; Brazilian Field Seminar; Indian Field Seminar; and, Strategic Fundraising and Corporate Philanthropy.

Selected Conferences and Events held at Boston University School of Management during the 2008-2009 Academic Year:
-ForSE 2008: The Forum for Social Entrepreneurs
-Stakeholder Marketing: Beyond the 4P’s and the Customer
- Boston University MBA Symposium: Reinventing Management This annual student organized event included a session entitled: The Value Proposition of CSR and Sustainability
-Boston University Presidential Lecture on Energy and Environmental Sustainability
-Lunch and Learns focusing on social entrepreneurship, CSR and nonprofit management with organizations such as Ashoka, Timberland, Accion USA, Green Century Capital Management and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.
-Boston University Energy Night –an event focused on sustainable energy solutions
-Net Impact Case Competition – An event brining students together from several different universities for a sustainably focused case competition.
-Link Day – A student organized nonprofit consulting event. This year 15 nonprofits, 60 students and 16 faculty participated.

The Public and Nonprofit Management Program, founded in 1975, provides dedicated staff and resources to MBA students who seek to use core business management skills to address society's most challenging humanitarian and social problems in the global economy.

Boston University School of Management is committed to supporting the further implementation of corporate responsibility and sustainability into all aspects of programming.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Boston University School of Management supports the academic research and knowledge development in areas of corporate responsibility and sustainability. Leading faculty on social and sustainability issues include Kristen McCormack (social impact management), Paul McManus (social entrepreneurship), James Post (corporate governance and ethics), CB Bhattacharya (stakeholder management), David Weil (transparency and the role of government in business), Nalin Kulatilaka (clean energy), Nitin Jogelekar (clean energy), Ned Rimer (nonprofit management), and Kristi Kienholz (cause and social marketing). Faculty have published articles and books on topics such as cause marketing, corporate social responsibility, charity advertising, social purpose businesses, ethics and corporate strategy, green building, educational leadership, health care, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and bottom of the pyramid issues.

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