Start Date: 3/12/2019 12:00 PM CDT
End Date: 3/12/2019 1:00 PM CDT
While perennially important, the demand for formally incorporating ethics in an MBA program is increasing – by accrediting agencies, by society in general, and by MBA students. What it means to incorporate ethics, however, is both ambiguous and vague. Join us for a discussion on how to pragmatically approach ethics in your MBA program, which will include setting specific goals that build off compliance-based, values-oriented, and leadership approaches to organizational ethics. In addition to student-centered efforts, the importance of staff, faculty, and administrative buy-in for building and sustaining an ethical culture across your program will be highlighted.
Presenter: Dr. Michelle R. Darnell is the Honor and Integrity Director, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor in Management, at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. Dr. Darnell’s primary focus is on creating and sustaining practical initiatives that actively engage and bring together University stakeholders with the intent of supporting responsible business activity. She holds Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Biology from the University of San Diego, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University. Dr. Darnell additionally completed an AACSB Post-Doctoral program at the University of Florida in Management and Marketing. With more than 15 years experience working in higher education, Dr. Darnell has been recognized for innovative use of technology in the classroom and as ‘Teacher of the Year’ multiple times. Her primary research interests are in issues related to: ethical decision making and leadership, organizational ontology, as well as business education and pedagogy.