Kent State College of Business Administration to Co-Host UN PRME Chapter North America 5th Regional Meeting

UN PRIME Chapter Meeting

The Kent State College of Business Administration is committed to promoting business as a powerful force for good in the classroom and the northeast Ohio community through advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Students enrolled in online MBA courses at the AACSB accredited College of Business Administration learn and benefit from this commitment, which is demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Online MBA students can participate in education abroad opportunities, where they learn about how business is conducted in a multinational environment and gain cultural adaptability skills.
  • Ethics is a core learning outcome in the online MBA program and faculty continually revisit how ethics can be integrated into course offerings.
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility topics are included in Online MBA curriculum for a number of course offerings.
  • More than one-third of faculty research published in the last five years is related to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Another demonstration of this commitment is the college’s partnership with the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, to co-host the 2019 UN PRME Chapter North America 5th Regional Meeting June 2-4, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. This event will allow the college to engage students, faculty and the business community in responsible management and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Participants of the meeting can customize their experience based on their interests. Below is a list of highlights for the event.

June 2 Afternoon: Pre-Meeting Learning Journey

Learning Journey participants will travel to the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

June 3 – 4: Full PRME NA Chapter Meeting, Academic Track

Full conference participants are invited to an evening welcome reception on June 3. Throughout the conference, participants will hear from keynote speakers, the Partnerships Leadership panel, and a variety of breakout session speakers covering a range of topics.

June 3 Work Day: PRME NA Meeting: Organizational Track

From breakfast until 3 p.m., inspiring speakers and interactive sessions will be offered for business and social enterprise professionals focused on strengthening the economic and social impact of organizations on the quality of life in northeast Ohio.

June 3 Evening: Farm to Fork Dinner

All meeting participants are invited to register for a “Farm to Fork” dinner and presentation on the evening of Monday, June 3. The dinner will feature a locally-sourced dinner prepared by Executive Chef Tony Smoody of Michelson & Morley, and a presentation on sustainable food practices.

Keynote Speakers for the event include:

June 3 Opening Keynote:
Jens Molbak, founder, WinWin, Coinstar

June 4 Keynote:
Chris Laszlo, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

Members of the Kent State Graduate Programs Office will be in attendance at the conference, allowing attendees who are interested in pursuing an online MBA to learn more about graduate programs and the college’s commitment to business as a force for good.

Read more about speakers and panelists here. For more information and to register, visit the Weatherhead site.