Principles for Responsible Management Education

FHWien der WKW, the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication, has been a pioneer in Corporate Responsibility since 2012. As one of the first universities of applied sciences in the German-speaking world, it includes Business Ethics and Corporate Governance as compulsory subjects in the curricula of all business management programs. In order to guarantee that these programs and all academic initiatives on the topic meet international standards, FHWien der WKW signed the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in 2015. The implementation of these principles guarantees a lasting transformation of FHWien der WKW into a higher education institution that educates managers to think and act in an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable way.

This report is divided into six sections, based on topics from the six PRME principles. Each section demonstrates the implementation of PRME in all areas of FHWien der WKW, illustrated by relevant policies, procedures and activities during the past two years. FHWien der WKW aims to provide students with an outstanding academic education, and to provide businesses and the international community with application-oriented research. Innovative teaching concepts prepare students to assume responsibility for an economically robust society and teaches future managers and entrepreneurs the wherewithal to do well – and to do good.