Experience level: 
Intermediate
Intended Audience: 
All
Speaker(s): 
Randy Beavers
Authors: 
Randy Beavers (Seattle Pacific University; reb@spu.edu)

Incorporating SDGs in an Introductory Principles of Macroeconomics Course

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Schools participating in the program can naturally provide students an introductory overview of the SDGs through the introductory principles of macroeconomics course most students take during his or her freshman or sophomore year. SDGs can be linked to both current and historical events in the United States and globally. It is important to view them mainly through economic perspectives but also through the lens of firms and governments to see the big picture. This paper provides detailed examples and pedagogical notes elaborating on designing this into the curriculum. We also discuss suggestions implementing the SDGs into other business classes and future research regarding SDG assurance of learning.