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The Harbus

Ten Years On, HBS Students Revive the Push for an MBA Oath | May 4, 2018

This year’s graduating MBA Class will re-enter the workforce ten years after the onset of the greatest economic recession in a generation. While the stock market has since recovered, business leaders today face an increasingly complex web of ethical and legal challenges amidst rising public scrutiny of their actions. >READ MORE

Fox Business

HBS Graduate on MBA Ethics Oath | May 5, 2011

Harvard Business School graduate Max Anderson on how the financial crisis is changing the perspective of MBA students. >READ MORE

The Financial Times

MBA oath provides an ethical foundation | February 6, 2011

People expect the Church to talk about moral values but it is fascinating to observe that the world of business also uses spiritual, even religious, language… >READ MORE

The Wall Street Journal

B-Schools Try Makeover | May 6, 2010

Harvard and Other Elite Institutions Hire New Deans; the ‘M.B.A. Oath’ >READ MORE

The Washington Post

Confronting corporate bullies, one oath at a time | February 10, 2010

Bullies have long reigned supreme on school playgrounds but their childhood rule may be ending. Norwegian psychologist Dan Olweus has shown a way to reduce bullying: engaging an entire school in community building. >READ MORE


The GOOD 100: MBA Oath | October 16, 2009

At last year’s Harvard Business School graduation, more than half of the students took a new student-authored MBA Oath, a pledge to “serve the greater good” and to “act with utmost integrity”-promises that, after the last few years, you might not associate with future CEOs. > READ MORE


Masters in Business | September 13, 2009

In this week’s Assignment Ed Butler asks what role business schools played in last year’s financial crisis. >READ MORE

The Daily Show

MBA Ethics Oath | August 12, 2009

John Oliver enlists the help of a former convict to convince business students to sign an ethics oath. >READ MORE

Bloomberg News

The MBA Oath | July 29, 2009

Harvard Students Write Pledge Promoting Ethical Behavior. > READ MORE

The Guardian

Business graduates: do no harm | June 17, 2009

Harvard University commencement took place earlier this month with all the requisite pomp and circumstance. Thousands of students paraded into the Yard. In years past, Harvard Business School graduates would distinguish themselves as the most dissolute of the bunch by waving $20 bills. This year, however, instead of dollars, hundreds of graduates – including myself – waved copies of the MBA Oath, a new Hippocratic-style pledge for business professionals, committing themselves to “create value, responsibly and ethically”. > READ MORE


MBA students pledge to serve the greater good | June 12, 2009

In the wake of the banking crisis, Wall Street’s travails and the Enron scandal, some have been asking if it might be time for business people to make a similar oath. Last week a group of MBA students at Harvard Business School (HBS) took it upon themselves to do just that. > READ MORE


Harvard’s MBA Oath Goes Viral | June 11, 2009

Started by 33 second-year MBA students at Harvard Business School 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. > READ MORE

Harvard Business Review

Why We Created the MBA Oath | June 8, 2009

Our goal is to begin a widespread movement of MBAs who aim to lead in the interests of the greater good and who have committed to living out the principles articulated in the Oath. This year, U.S. schools will award more than 100,000 MBA degrees, more than twice the number of law degrees and medical degrees combined. And yet the MBA does not make you a professional like these other degrees do. What if it did? > READ MORE

National Public Radio

MBA ‘Hippocratic’ Oath Aims For Ethical Business | June 7, 2009

The ethics of business were on the minds of a group of students who’ve just received their master’s degrees from Harvard Business School. They’ve mounted a campaign to have graduating students take what they call the “MBA Oath.” It’s modeled after the medical profession’s Hippocratic oath. >READ MORE

The Economist

Forswearing greed | June 4, 2009

At an unofficial ceremony the day before they received their MBAs, the students promised they would, among other things, “serve the greater good”, “act with the utmost integrity” and guard against “decisions and behaviour that advance my own narrow ambitions, but harm the enterprise and the societies it serves.” > READ MORE

Fast Company

An Ethics Pledge for MBAs | June 4, 2009

Lawyers have their oath of attorney, and doctors have that Hippocratic one, but it struck Max Anderson, a Princeton alumnus who today graduates from the Harvard Business School, that MBAs have nothing. > READ MORE

The New York Times

A Promise to Be Ethical in an Era of Immorality | May 29, 2009

When a new crop of future business leaders graduates from the Harvard Business School next week, many of them will be taking a new oath that says, in effect, greed is not good. >READ MORE