Professional Management Code: The MBA Oath

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
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 mbaoath.org: 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 sa (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Anthony Belon
 

MBA Oath - an Added Value

When values are what we believe in, then the value (...)

  Josemejia
 

Continuous Ethics and Altruism

I believe that integrity and practice of ethics an (...)

  Leigh
 

Ethics Oath is Meaningless Without Consequences

This oath has been around for years. The number o (...)

  Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane
 

Ethics and Responsibility Depends NOT on Oath

Yes, the progress and development of any society, (...)

  Keith Spicer
 

Use What is Available

If saying these words gives someone a nice warm fe (...)

  Paul D Giammalvo
Professor and Consultant, Indonesia
 

Code of Ethics of SCCE

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Ethics & Competition in Industries

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  Patrick Crockett
 

Ethics Movement in South Africa

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  Bulisa Nazo
 

MBA Oath and Servant Leadership

The Oath is a good thing, only when those who take (...)

  Osano Kute
 

MBA Oath also for Non-Profit Use

The Oath is perfect for government officers and th (...)

  Benard S. Otube
 

MBA Oath is not the Main Issue

The main issue is not about not taking the oath. A (...)

  Dr.Goli
 

MBA Oath should be Mandatory

In present days of total self orientation and glob (...)

  Decoodt
 

Management Has Nothing to Do with Ethics

The simple fact that such a thing emerges from Har (...)

  Salvatore Decarlo
 

Mba Oath Vs. Today's Financial and Business Realities

As I read the MBA Oath above MBA are held to a sta (...)

  P Kamesh
 

3 Stages in Ethical Way of Working

The mere thought of an idea like the MBA oath has (...)

  Prince Philip
 

MBA Oath Brings Long Term Profit

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  Ajaegbu Uzochukwu
 

MBA Oath Meaningless Without Determination

Many people in government offices or in places of (...)

  Richard
 

Take an Ethics Course Besides the MBA Oath

Any oath is meaningless if the person taking it ha (...)

  Patrick Heenan
 

Treat Ethics as Branding

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  Olamilekan Kayode
 

Oath Taking

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  Pam Davou
 

The Value System Determines Adherence

Oath taking is something anybody can do without ha (...)

  Paul Ojambo
 

Ensuring Adherence to Professional Ethics

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  Zen Benefiel
 

Ethics, Code of Ethics and Behavior

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  Mehak Vaswani
 

Ethics in Business

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  India
 

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  Cesar Alexis Viteri Perez
Ecuador
 

Ethics Can Be Taught

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  Shuvalov
 

Oath and Ethics in Business

I consider that MBA graduates have influence on so (...)

  Mohammad Basharat
 

Professional Ethics

It is a strong basis for long term trust building, (...)

  Radha Raj
India
 

MBA Oath is Too Broad and Inconsistent

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  Isabel Silva Carvalho
Director, Portugal
 

Ethics Oaths are Sound Bites or Maybe Just Being Naif

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  Samir Desai
 

Ethics and Mankind

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  Radha Raj
India
 

Ethics Oath can make a Difference

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