Comprehensive Anti-corruption Guidelines for Curriculum Change for Business Schools
On the occasion of the 3rd Global Forum, the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption in Curriculum Change launched comprehensive anti-corruption guidelines for curriculum change for business schools and management-related academic institutions around the world. This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative. The guidelines, which are integrated into a single “toolkit”, provide the tools to address the ethical, moral, and practical challenges that students will face in the marketplace. The toolkit provides a menu-style list of various topics, from which instructors can select and organise stand-alone courses or individual course modules.
While many initiatives have committed themselves to participation in responsible management, practical tools relevant to such practices, in particular at the academic level, are still emerging. To that effect, the PRME in collaboration with the UN Global Compact, have set up an academic Anti-corruption Working Group for a four-year project to integrate anti-corruption values into core curricula of leading business schools. The project aims at promoting ethical decision-making and anti-corruption competencies at the post-baccalaureate level by offering business schools and management-related academic institutions substantive anti-corruption guidelines for curriculum change with the aim of teaching students to take effective and ethical decisions that benefit both business and society.