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Nottingham Business School a trailblazer for sustainable and responsible management education

Nottingham Business School’s commitment to developing responsible leaders has once again been recognised, as it is named a Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion for the third time as part of 2023 cycle.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative

PRME is a United Nations-supported initiative which aims to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change.

The mission of the PRME Champions group is to contribute to thought and action leadership on responsible management education in the context of the United Nations sustainable development agenda. The PRME Champions are a select group of business schools, intended to serve as case studies and model examples to other higher education institutions globally. Nottingham Business School is one of 47 global business schools, including nine UK business schools, to be recognised. The group will work together to address shared barriers to responsible management education and deliver value for business and society to bring transformative change.

SDG Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A major part of NBS’ influential role is the mainstreaming of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its curriculum, research, and partnerships. The Business School has a team of academics aiming to help further embed sustainable development in all the school’s activities. As a PRME Champion, NBS has a commitment to share good practice in all aspects of education, research, and partnerships to inspire others to follow suit.

SDGs are now integrated in every undergraduate and postgraduate course and programme, with many academics broadening this to include them in discipline-specific modules and enrich the curriculum through Continuing Professional Development activities. Students are encouraged to choose further curricular and extracurricular activities to focus more on SDGs as part of their transformational leadership development journey.

The PRME Champions programme will enable NBS to advance its sustainability agenda and further develop the integration of sustainable and responsible management principles in line with its mission which is to “provide education and research that combines excellence with positive impact on people, business, and society”.

Dr Muhammad Mazhar, Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Sustainability Lead in NBS said: “It is great to see that NBS has been recognised as a PRME Champion again for the third time. NBS has valued the role of PRME Champion both for its own development and supporting the wider PRME community. NBS aims to continue its increasingly important role as a thought and action leader and make a difference in enhancing sustainability and responsible management education. We look forward to working with other Champion business schools across the world through this leadership opportunity.”

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    About Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Business School (NBS) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a leader in experiential learning and personalisation of business, management and economics education and research, combining academic excellence with positive impact on people, business and society.  NBS has an unrivalled level of engagement with business, public and voluntary organisations. With more than 8,000 students, NBS is also one of UK’s largest business schools.

    NBS is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education. The School is one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).

    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with nearly 39,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data) It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    75% of NTU students go on to graduate-level employment or graduate-entry education / training within fifteen months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2021).

    NTU is ranked 4th most sustainable university in the world and 1st in the UK for sustainability-themed Education and Research in the 2021 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Published on 26 January 2023
  • Category: Business; Nottingham Business School