Engage with future business leaders, Principles for Responsible Management Education

What is PRME 

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is the UN Global Compact’s initiative to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Six Principles of PRME are based on internationally-accepted values endorsed by UN Member States and provide an engagement framework for higher education institutions to embed responsibility and sustainability in education, research, and campus practices through a process of continuous improvement.

Higher education institutions that become signatory to PRME make a public commitment to knowledge creation and education that supports and develops leaders who are capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.
PRME is multi-stakeholder platform with a dynamic network of local and global learning communities, including thematic working groups and regional chapters, which collaborate on projects and events. Since its official launch in 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the PRME initiative has grown to more than 650 leading business schools and management-related academic institutions from over 85 countries across the world. Learn more: www.unprme.org.

The 6 Principles 

As institutions of higher education involved in the development of current and future managers, we declare our willingness to progress in the implementation, within our institution, of the following Principles, starting with those that are more relevant to our capacities and mission. We will report on progress to all stakeholders and exchange effective practices related to these principles with other academic institutions:
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 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 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 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 3
Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
Principle 6
Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.

Signatories – MENA

List of Signatories

October 6 University Basic signatory University
Deraya University Non-communicating signatory University
Faculty of Business Administration, Economics & Political Science Basic signatory The British University in Egypt (BUE) Business School
Faculty of Management Technology/German University in Cairo Basic signatory German University in Cairo University
Ain Shams University Faculty of Commerce Basic signatory Ain Shams University Business School
School of Business, The American University in Cairo Advanced signatory The American University in Cairo Business School
Brilliance Business School Basic signatory Business School
EUCLID (Euclid University) Basic signatory Treaty-based organization UNTS 49006/49007 University
Crown University College Basic signatory University
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business (TAGSB) Non-communicating signatory German-Jordanian University Business School
Strathmore University Basic signatory University
KCA University Non-communicating signatory University
The American University of Beirut Basic signatory University
Lebanese International University Non-communicating signatory University
Sagesse University Faculty of Business Administration and Finance Basic signatory Sagesse University Business School
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) Advanced signatory University
ADALIA School of Business Basic signatory Business School
ESITH Non-communicating signatory Public Engineering School
HEM (Institute of Higher Education of Management) Basic signatory Business School
ESCA School of Management Basic signatory Business School
Al Akhawayn University School of Business Administration Basic signatory Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane Business School
American University of Nigeria Basic signatory University
Lagos Business School Advanced signatory Pan-Atlantic University Business School
Onitsha Business School Basic signatory Business School
College of Economics and Political Science – Sultan Qaboos University Advanced signatory Sultan Qaboos University Business School
Sohar University Faculty of Business Basic signatory Sohar University Business School
Saudi Arabia
Faculty of Economics and Administration Basic signatory King Abdulaziz University Business School
Qassim University College of Business and Economics Basic signatory Qassim University Business School
Tanzania (United Republic of)
Mzumbe University Basic signatory Business School
Sabanci University Non-communicating signatory University
Koc University, Business School Basic signatory Koc University Business School
Istanbul Bilgi University Basic signatory University
Department of Management, Yalova University Non-communicating signatory Yalova University University
Yeditepe University Basic signatory University
Yasar University Non-communicating signatory University
Gebze Technical University Basic signatory University
Faculty of Management – Sakarya University Basic signatory Sakarya University Business School
Istanbul Gelisim University Basic signatory University
Multitech Business School Non-communicating signatory Makerere Business School Business School
United Arab Emirates
University of Dubai PRME Champion University
School of Business and Management, American University of Sharjah Basic signatory American University of Sharjah Business School
College of Business, Zayed University Basic signatory Zayed University University
British University in Dubai Basic signatory University
Hannonford University – Distance Learning FZE Advanced signatory Business School
IMT Dubai Basic signatory Business School
Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University Basic signatory University

Supporting Organizations

Membership-based associations and organizations whose work supports the development of responsible managers and/or the work of PRME Signatories, are publicly recognized (i.e. legal/government recognition), and have been in existence for at least two years are invited to apply for PRME Supporting Organization status.



PRME is a voluntary engagement platform for business schools and management education-related institutions. An organization that signs on to PRME expresses its conviction that academic institutions, through integrating universal values into curriculum and research, can contribute to a more stable and inclusive global market and help build prosperous and thriving societies.


Why Join PRME
PRME is a voluntary engagement platform for business schools and management education-related institutions. An organization that signs on to PRME expresses its conviction that academic institutions, through integrating universal values into curriculum and research, can contribute to a more stable and inclusive global market and help build prosperous and thriving societies.
How to Join
To join PRME, please complete a short online application form, which includes uploading a letter of support signed by the highest executive. Institutions must be publicly recognized (i.e. legal/government recognition) and degree granting to join.
How to Engage
  • Be recognized by stakeholders for implementing the Six Principles of PRME by submitting a public progress report every 24 months
  • Participate in issue-specific PRME Working Groups and regional PRME Chapters, join local and global meetings, and contribute to publications
  • Support the administrative operations of the initiative through a nominal annual service fee which grants signatories additional engagement opportunities and exclusive benefits
How does it work?

PRME encourages business schools and management-related higher education institutions to become advocates for an inclusive and sustainable global economy by incorporating values of business responsibility and sustainability into their activities, teaching, and research using the Six Principles. In summary, the PRME initiative:

  • Provides a platform for dialogue and learning on responsible management education
  • Develops and publishes tools and resources to help increase responsible management education
  • Identifies and develops thought and action leadership on responsible management education

In addition, Signatories are required to submit a Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Report every two years describing specific ways the institutions have adapted the Six Principles into their curricular and extra-curricular programs. Signatories are also strongly encouraged to support the operations of the PRME Secretariat by contributing a small Annual Service Fee which grants contributors access to numerous benefits and leadership opportunities within the PRME initiative.

For more information, please contact:

Chloe Ephrem, Regional Network Coordinator for PRME/MENA
(+961) 1 350000 ext 3747
American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business
Beirut, Lebanon