International networks

Babson Collaborative

In summer 2016, Oulu Business School (OBS) was accepted into the prestigious Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education! This opportunity blends OBS into a diverse group of universities from around the globe that share like-minded missions and strategic directions that elevate the importance of entrepreneurship education of students, universities, and communities. Through this acceptance into the Collaborative, OBS is now in a position to access, create, and share the most innovative, thought-provoking, and forward-looking content related to entrepreneurship education. This collaborative encompasses a meaningful relationship based on shared experiences, a commitment to action, mutual respect, and a common belief that entrepreneurship education can truly change the world.

The Collaborative is a membership organization that brings together educational institutions seeking to increase their capability and capacity in building entrepreneurship education programs. Members can be universities that are just emerging in the entrepreneurship education space or those seeking guidance and networking opportunities to further develop their existing capabilities. They share a commitment to developing a global learning community with a belief that greater scale and impact will be achieved by working together. Members have a mission that amplifies the importance of entrepreneurship and are committed to developing a global learning community with other members of The Collaborative.

As part of the Collaborative, members are encouraged to engage in activities within five key focus areas in order to achieve depth and breadth in entrepreneurship education: Faculty Development, Affiliation and Networking, Strengthening Intellectual Vitality, Student Engagement, and Growing an Entrepreneurial Commitment. By doing so, members earn points to attain silver, gold, and platinum level status within the Collaborative, and to validate their efforts and progress in becoming leaders in entrepreneurship education. Membership status is reviewed regularly and is based on engagement in the Collaborative as well as continued commitment to the advancement of entrepreneurship education. A strong Collaborative member is one committed to taking action.

Each member school is led by a Collaborative Faculty Champion who builds institutional support for the entrepreneurship mission, secures funding for participation in the Collaborative, and works closely with the Collaborative team. At the Oulu Business School, Finland, Prof. John Meewella initiated and leads these collaborative efforts as Faculty Champion & Managing Director of the Program and he can be contacted on +358 406 724 222 or for any queries.

A member of The Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education [founded and sponsored by Babson College]”




A member of The Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education [founded and sponsored by Babson College]


Principles for Responsible Management Education

PRME, the Principles for Responsible Management Education is a sustainability initiative supported by the United Nations Global Compact. PRME supports universities and higher education institutions providing teaching in business and management. It engages business and management schools to realize the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through responsible management education, and to develop responsible leaders of tomorrow.

At Oulu Business School, we are proud to be a part of PRME and to contribute to a sustainable future through responsibility-centred research and education in diverse fields and on various educational levels.

Last updated: 12.12.2018