Woxsen University's mission and vision statement reflect a commitment to developing global professionals who are multicultural and inclusive, with Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability (ERS) being a core pillar of all administrative, academic, and social operations.
The school has taken on the moral responsibility to contribute to the betterment of society, focusing on three SDGs: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being): the school conducts `Heart-Unlocked & Human Library’ sessions to enhance the mental health and well-being of the student community. They provide emotional support and a safe space for students to discuss their mental health concerns. SDG 4 (Quality Education): The Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the School of Business, conceptualized ‘Project Aspiration’ to educate underprivileged female students through a rigorous training program for three weeks. SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy): the School has pledged to be Carbon neutral by 2026.
ERS issues account for 20% of mandatory content and 10% of electives in the MBA. All students must submit a paper on an ERS topic with best papers published in the in-house magazine, Woxsen Business Review (WBR).
The business school seeks to provide an extensive integration of ERS by operating a wide range of initiatives across the curriculum and the on-campus life, including sustainability-themed events, rural engagement and development projects. Students are engaged in project-based learning which account for 15% of module grades. The Rural Entrepreneurship Project is one of many hands-on projects where student teams work to identify key areas of concern in local communities.
Woxsen ‘OneIndia Outreach Office’ was set up in collaboration with student-led group ‘Transforming Rural Youth’ (TRY) to nurture entrepreneurship and offer literacy sessions to uplift communities.
For a deep-dive into Woxsen’s approach to integrate social impact transversally into its educational approach, please see the article in AACSB Impact. The Woxsen University' students organized the sustainability week starting with a tree plantation as reflected in the image above, inviting them to connect back to earth.