The College of Economics and Political Science (CEPS), Sultan Qaboos University is proud to announce that we have become a signatory in PRME – Principles of Responsible Management Education. Currently, CEPS has a strategy of advancing “Ethics and Responsibility” (الأخلاق والمسؤولية) as the guiding principle and lifelong commitment for student professional and personal development. Becoming a PRME signatory signifies a drive towards a broader strategic goal of breaking down a narrow approach to sustainability education and encouraging a more collaborative environment. CEPS is committed to progress in the implementation of these principles starting with those that are more relevant to our capacities, values and mission.
Principle 1 | Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
Principle 2 | Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
Principle 3 | Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
Principle 4 | Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
Principle 5 | Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.
Principle 6 | Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organisations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.