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Thursday, May 9, 2013

The MBA Oath

Do you have a Masters of Business Administration? Are you familiar the Oath?

In 2009, members of the graduating class of Havard Business School designed the oath to set a new standard for how people conduct business. Part of their reasoning was that other professions have certain guiding principles/pledges that are administered at graduation or after passing certain professional examinations, but there was no such thing for business school students.

Take a look at it. As an MBA, would you sign it? As a non-MBA, do you agree with the principles?

THE MBA OATH

As a business leader I recognize my role in society.
 
• My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to create value that no single individual can create alone.
 
• My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and tomorrow.
 
Therefore, I promise that:
 
• I will manage my enterprise with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my enterprise or society.
 
• I will understand and uphold, in letter and spirit, the laws and contracts governing my conduct and that of my enterprise.
 
• I will refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or business practices harmful to society.
 
• I will protect the human rights and dignity of all people affected by my enterprise, and I will oppose discrimination and exploitation.
 
• I will protect the right of future generations to advance their standard of living and enjoy a healthy planet.
 
• I will report the performance and risks of my enterprise accurately and honestly.
 
• I will invest in developing myself and others, helping the management profession continue to advance and create sustainable and inclusive prosperity.
 
In exercising my professional duties according to these principles, I recognize that my behavior must set an example of integrity, eliciting trust and esteem from those I serve. I will remain accountable to my peers and to society for my actions and for upholding these standards.
 
This oath I make freely, and upon my honor.
 

Find out more about the MBA Oath at http://mbaoath.org/

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