Professional Management Code: The MBA Oath

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Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Professional Management Code: The MBA Oath
Doctors and lawyers have been taking a professional oath for many years. A similar initiative (on a voluntary basis) is recently started for MBA graduates, by a group of Harvard Business School Students. If you graduated from any business school (whether recently or years ago), you can take the following oath (short summary) on : As a manager, my purpose is to serve the greater good by bringing people and resources together to create value that no single individual can create alone. Therefore I will seek a course that enhances the value my enterprise can create for society over the long term. I recognize my decisions can have far-reaching consequences that affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and in the future. As I reconcile the interests of different constituencies, I will face choices that are not easy for me and others. Therefore I promise: - I will act with utmost integrity and pursue my work in an ethical manner. - I will safeguard the (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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