June 12th, 2009
Business Week has a great article about a new oath "to do no harm" that is being taken by MBAs around the word. Started by 2nd year MBA students at Harvard, the oath defines business management as a profession whose ultimate "purpose is to serve the greater good" and expects its takers to "act with utmost integrity." It now appears to be catching on around the world. From the article
So far, people from 115 countries representing 49 languages have visited the MBA Oath Web site, where visitors can also find links to some...
June 11th, 2009
When most people think of professionals whose "purpose is to serve the greater good," MBAs don't leap to mind. That's probably part of the reason authors of a new oath for MBAs, which uses those words in the opening sentence, set such modest goals for the project. Started by 33 second-year MBA students at Harvard Business School (Harvard Full-Time MBA Profile) as a way to bolster B-school ethics, the group originally hoped 100 of their classmates in the Harvard class of 2009 would sign up to "act with utmost integrity." At the time, it seemed like a stretch.