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School of Management recognised for commitment to sustainability

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We have been recognised by the Principles of Responsible Management Education external website (PRME) initiative for our commitment to sustainability.

PRME is a United Nations-supported scheme founded in 2007. Its aim is to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools worldwide.

As part of the process, institutions complete sharing information on progress (SIP) reports every two years. PRME have formally recognised us following our first SIP submission.

Reviewers assessed how we promote sustainability and ethics through our courses and research. This is of growing importance to students and employers worldwide.

Dr Richard Fairchild, who led the report, said:

'PRME recognition is extremely important for the School.

'The School has, for a long time now, been involved extensively in very deep research, teaching and engagement in sustainability and social impact. The PRME recognition provides an extremely important formal "stamp" that the School is involved in such activities.

'It is now essential that we maintain this momentum going forward towards the next report in 2019, as we continue to address the UN's Sustainable Development Goals embodied in PRME.'

Sustainability in teaching

Our SIP submission highlighted:

  1. our undergraduate courses that have a focus on social and environmental responsibility
  2. our MSc in Sustainability and Management that focuses on social, ethical and environmental issues
  3. the compulsory Marketing and Society unit on our MSc in Marketing course
  4. the Business Ethics class on the MSc in Sustainability and Management. This is also available as an option for the MSc in International Management
  5. optional sustainability units on all of our degrees
  6. our two full-time and executive MBA units that focus on sustainability
  7. part of a compulsory MBA unit focused on corporate governance from a sustainability perspective
  8. how we promote student placements relevant to sustainability

Sustainability in research

Our SIP submission also showed our commitment to sustainability in many ways:

  1. we have a dedicated sustainability research centre, the Centre for Business, Organisations & Society
  2. many of our faculty have research interests in aspects of sustainability
  3. we've set up long-term relationships with organisations focused on sustainability
  4. many of our faculty work with industry professionals to develop relevant sustainability teaching

The School remains committed to sustainability. We'll continue to work on:

Our next SIP report is due in 2019.

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For further information / press enquiries, contact:

Email: pr@management.bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386856/ 3841

General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently 1st for Marketing and 2nd for Business and Management Studies (The Complete University Guide 2018) and 2nd for Accounting and Finance (The Times and The Sunday Times 2018), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014. The University was awarded Gold in the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - this means undergraduate teaching at the University of Bath is of the highest quality found in the UK.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.