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ACBSP Joins PRME - Principles for Responsible Management Education - as a Supporting Organization

Wednesday, January 30, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning


Melinda Dorning

ACBSP Joins PRME - Principles for Responsible Management Education - as a Supporting Organization


OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (January 30, 2013)The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has joined PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education),, as a Supporting Organization. ACBSP is one of seven Supporting Organizations of PRME, supporting PRME Signatories (i.e. business schools and management-related academic institutions, individual faculty, researchers, and/or students affiliated with a PRME Signatory) in implementing the Principles of PRME.

PRME has issued a global call for business schools and universities worldwide to gradually adapt their curricula, research, teaching methodologies and institutional strategies to the new business challenges and opportunities. ACBSP aligns with this vision, having adopted the theme, "Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in the Classroom” for the 2013 ACBSP Annual Conference, scheduled for June 21-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"As we enter 2013 with our conference theme focused on sustainability and corporate responsibility, the timing seemed perfect for us to join PRME,” said Douglas Viehland, ACBSP Executive Director. "To join in any other year would have been an act of support — to do so in 2013 becomes an act of commitment and opportunity.” Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME Secretariat at the UN Global Compact Office, will provide the Saturday keynote address at the ACBSP Annual Conference on June 22.

A number of ACBSP member institutions have also endorsed PRME as signatories and have become participants, including: Business School LausanneCENTRUM, Centro de NegociosChitkara UniversityCity University of Seattle School of ManagementEuropean University, and Walter E Heller College of Business Administration at Roosevelt University.

About PRME-Principles for Responsible Management Education

The mission of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. The PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.


ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,260 member campuses, 177 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 586 have achieved accreditation and more than 592 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 10,000.