The University of Aberdeen Business School has recently received membership status to two leading international organisations, PRME & EFMD dedicated to transforming learning for the world's leading business and management schools.
The Business School is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 and a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact. The School joins leading business and management schools from more than 95 countries dedicated to advancing these core values.
Alongside this, the Business School is now a member of EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development). EFMD is a global, non-profit, membership driven organisation with a network of over 30,000 management professionals from academia, business, public service, and consultancies which is dedicated to management development and recognised globally as an accreditation body for business schools, business school programmes, and corporate universities.
Professor Martin Meyer, Head of the Business School commented on the recent announcement saying “We are delighted to be joining both PRME and EFMD as we continue to build a sustainable curriculum and school that is strongly geared towards the needs of industry, ensuring our students are ready to hit the ground running in the workplace.
EFMD membership is also the first step on the road towards EQUIS accreditation, a leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of business schools.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank M. Azizul Islam, Professor of Sustainability Accounting and Transparency, for spearheading the PRME application process and championing PRME principles within the School.
I also extend grateful thanks to my fellow colleagues in the Business School for their contributions during the application process without which we wouldn’t have been able to achieve membership status so quickly and efficiently.”