Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS)
As a reflection of its principal educational mission, CEPS actively promotes ethical awareness through student learning activities, course content across the whole of its curriculum, research, and through its local and national development support efforts. ERS is an essential part of CEPS curriculum content and teaching approaches for all of the academic programmes including MBA and MSc (IS).
CEPS Strategy on ERS
Recently, CEPS has adapted a strategy for ethics, responsibility and sustainability which is described as follows:
Ethics and Responsibility: Advance “Akhlaq Maswuwlia ” (Arabic for) “Ethics and Responsibility” as the guiding principle and lifelong commitment for student professional and personal development.
Sustainability: Advance “Almustadama” (Arabic for) “Sustainability” as the principle perspective and framework in guiding student professional and personal decision-making and leadership activities.
ERS in Mission, Vision and Values
The above strategy is taken in order to fulfill the college mission, vision and values. The college mission clearly states that it offer student learning and faculty contributions that advance educational excellence, external collaborations, responsible and innovative practice, and relevant research. Two values of the college are directly addressing ethics and responsibility. i.e. “Responsible Leadership” and “Ethics in Action’. In February 2017, the college has developed its strategic plan 2017-2020, in which one of the goal is the advancement of national priorities and international recognition benchmarks related to economic and social development and sustainability.
Students: To provide learning and professional experiences that prepare and enrich students for meaningful careers through the acquisition of critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and creative-solutions based management actions that also broaden their world perspective and encourage their development as responsible leaders.
The PEARL initiative round table forum on “Women Careers in GCC”
Students and faculty from CEPS actively participated in the PEARL Initiative Round Table Forum on “Women’s Careers in the GCC”. The event brought high level constituents together face-to-face to discuss how companies in the GCC are working to attract, retain and develop more women into senior corporate positions and its impact on their businesses. Participation in the event is part of CEPS strategy of advancing “Ethics and Responsibility” as the guiding principle and lifelong commitment for student professional and personal development. The event was held in Inter-Continental hotel, Muscat on 9th February, 2017.
X-Culture is a project where students from around the world work together in virtual teams in order to learn best practices of cross-cultural collaboration through personal experience. It gives business students an opportunity to experience working in a global virtual team. Thousands of students from around the world take part in the X-Culture competition and try to develop solutions for a number of business challenges. CEPS students majoring in Management and enrolled in the “International Management (MNGT3521)” course typically participate annually in this competition. CEPS students have won the competition almost every year. The below Table shows the winning teams’ details since 2017.
CEPS Students Won a Charity Competition
A group of students from the Marketing Department at CEPS, under the campaign named “Hayah” (@hayah_OM), were announced as the winners of the Big Give 2017 student competition. This event was organized by the leading charity in Oman, Dar al Attaa, in partnership with Shell Oman. The award-giving ceremony was held on Monday, 18th December, 2017. The team raised the highest amount of money out of 18 teams from across Oman that originally registered for the competition. The team entered the competition in February 2017 as part of the Marketing for Non-profit Organizations course led by Dr. Helena Knight and worked tirelessly to raise 3200 Omani Rials for their chosen cause.