Details for Leeds University Business School
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral
Institution is part of
University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkhsire, United Kingdom
Sign up Date To PRME
11 Jan 2010
Last Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
20 Feb 2012
Sharing Information on Progress (2012)
Our long-term goal is to embed PRME within our everyday practices as a responsible organisation. This report represents one of the ways in which we are working towards this goal. It shares our successes but also references some of the challenges we have encountered.
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Leeds University Business School is as a founder member of the Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, set up with #2.5 million funding from the Higher Education Funding Council.
In partnership with the IDEA CETL the Business School has over the last four years worked to integrate business ethics and corporate responsibility into our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
This has included case studies in sustainability and corporate responsibility within skills modules and specialist Business Ethics modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Our economics and international business programmes have sustainability as a core theme of many modules, for example, Environmental Economics, Economic Development and Economics of Famines.
Our HRM and Management programmes include a range of core and optional modules in diversity.
We have recently established a Net Impact Chapter on our MBA programme
Going forward we plan to:
Determine how we can embed the University's core values into our curricula
Review our undergraduate programme structure so that corporate responsibility and sustainability are key themes across all years
Introduce a new suite of undergraduate programmes in International Business which will address issues of corporate responsibility and sustainability in the global context
Participate in PRIME events and conferences; for example, one faculty member presented a paper at the conference at Copenhagen Business School in November
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Leeds University Business School is part of a research led institution and our teaching in corporate responsibility, corporate governance and sustainability is underpinned by relevant research. In particular, we have research strengths in international business, corporate governance and diversity management.
In conjunction with the IDEA CETL we have established a Professional Ethics Network which brings together academics, MBA students and members from companies, public and voluntary sector organisations. To date we have held four events, some of which have been led by practicioners and others by academics.
The corporate projects that form part of the assessment on the undergraduate business ethics module require students to work with a corporate mentor on a real life ethical issue or case
Our MBA programme includes a compulsoryproject whereby students provide consultancy to a social enterprise organisation.
We hold an annual volunteering event which brings together undergraduate students and volunteers from corporate partners to work on a local community project
Going forward we plan to:
In conjunction with the Faculty of Earth and Environment we have bid for University funding to support a project to audit and enhance our sustainaibility coverage in our curricula
Extend our offering through the Professional Ethics Network to include action learning sets for corporate representatives
Work with the Net Impact Chapter to develop student-led initiatives on sustainability and corporate responsibility
Build on our volunteering event to create an assessed module in volunteering and corporate community engagement