Ethics, Credos, Oaths, Codes…

By: Tony

… call it what you like, the business world has noticed the growing need for managers to operate with integrity and an interest for the common good.

The Simon School, like other top b-schools, maintains a high standard of ethical conduct, but decided to take this idea a step further when the standards were formalized in the Simon School Credo.  The credo, created in 2006, is the nation's first student-crafted business school credo and is required to be stated and signed by all incoming Simon School students. The credo states:

Simon Graduate School of Business represents the center of my deeds. It is my responsibility to uphold its good name among my colleagues and the world at large.

Integrity is my watchword. I will endeavor to fulfill my promises, to say what I mean, and to mean what I say.

Membership. I recognize that I am an important member of the Simon community.

Ownership. I will take responsibility for my actions and omissions at all times.

Nobility. I will conduct myself with nobility in private and in public at all times.

The credo has become part of the Simon School community and graduates are challenged to uphold these principles as they become leaders in the business world.

If you are interested in this topic, read more about how the Simon School Credo was created and the growing movement of the MBA Oath.

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