4 business schools with strong values and ethos, producing ethical graduates
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Despite the fact that we are in 2023, many business processes and practices are still stuck in their old ways, chasing the last dollar in profits come what may. Such as how finance and marketing in a company is a no-brainer, ethics hold just as much importance in today’s modern companies, big or small and everything in between. 

As companies grapple with the rise of emerging technologies, remote working, and the climate crisis, the C suite needs leaders to steer them through these tumult while fighting for the greater good. This approach makes sense and cents. Businesses that behave more honourably have been found to gain more trust from stakeholders, increase profit, build better reputation, improve employee loyalty and spark higher levels of customer happiness. 

But first they need to recruit the right talent. If you seek to become one of tomorrow’s ethical business leader, consider these business schools below:

California Baptist University

California Baptist University

California Baptist University empowers every student to find their purpose. This rings true at the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business where students are trained to be successful and ethical business graduates through a curriculum that believes business can be done in a way that honuors God and people while still making a profit. 

The Jabs School of Business offers various bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programmes. Among them are the MS Information Technology Management (MS ITM) and the MBA – both of which are STEM-designated programmes. 

The MS ITM aligns information technology with God-honouring principles — resulting in ethical innovation and global benefit. The MBA not only emphasises business acumen and soft skills, but also the ethical foundation of decision-making that leads to near-term and long-term business success. Upon graduation, students will gain competencies and skill sets that’ll give them a competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing and aggressive IT environment. 

Many graduates find work in the US. California Baptist University graduates boast an 82% Optional Practical Training (OPT) full-time hire rate. As they pursue fulfilling careers, they hold great memories from their alma mater’s beautiful campus centrally located in Southern California. In the the Niche 2023 college rankings, California Baptist University ranked #3 for “Best College Campuses,” #5 for “Best College Food” and #24 for “Best College Dorms.” Learn more about Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California Baptist University here

Temple University

Temple Fox School of Business

Fox School of Business is equipped with 21 centres and institutes which further delivers a high-impact learning experience for MBA students. Source: Fox School of Business

Located in Pennsylvania, Temple University is a public research university founded in 1884 and grown to have six campuses across the city with two international campuses in Rome and Japan. The university is home to 15 schools and colleges – Boyer College of Music and Dance, College of Science and Technology and Fox School of Business. 

The MBA programme at Fox School of Business is available in four formats – executive, full-time, online and a part-time MBA. Each of the programmes are market-driven and backed by cutting-edge business knowledge that’ll set you up for success to achieve your goals in your chosen professional path. Those not looking to focus on business administration can pick one of their many concentrations. To name a few: business analytics, enterprise risk management, innovation management and sports business. 

Fox School of Business is equipped with 21 centres and institutes which further delivers a high-impact learning experience for MBA students. Here, students will be involved in the university’s research that enhances the university’s impact on the world through community engagement and strategic partnerships. 

Apply to Fox School of Business today. 

University of Oregon


University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business prioritises the “learning by doing” approach for all their MBA courses. Source: Lundquist College of Business

University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business prioritises the “learning by doing” approach, explaining the university’s vision and mission that are built on four centres of excellence – Center for Sustainable Business Practices, Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and Warsaw Sports Marketing Center. 

Business students can choose to pursue The Oregon MBA or the Oregon Executive MBA, both of which offer limitless experiential learning opportunities including internships, strategic planning projects and portfolio management. Lundquist College of Business believes that experiential education is about creating a continuous loop in which real-world feedback drives constant improvement. 

Those enrolled in The Oregon MBA can choose from one of five select areas: Advanced Strategy and Leadership, Finance and Securities Analysis, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sports Business, and Sustainable Business Practices. As for those enrolled in the Oregon Executive MBA, they will find themselves making meaningful connections with the strong alumni network. 

University of North Carolina


Source: Kenan Flagler Business School

Value-driven culture, commitment to real-world learning experiences and a deep expertise in today’s business dynamics, the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina prepares its MBA students for career success. MBA programmes are STEM-designated ensuring student experience is just as well-received as your education. 

The Kenan Flagler Business School prides itself for its faculty and student community, coursework that can be personalised to meet your goals, a challenging yet collaborative learning environment and a supportive career services team. 

What’s more, the MBA programmes are offered in five formats in varying flexibilities to accommodate different student profiles – full-time, online, evening executive, weekend executive and charlotte executive. Students here have the option to participate in more than 40 MBA student clubs and organisations that encourage networking among students. Thse clubs include the Consulting Club, the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, the Corporate Finance Club and the Health Care Club.

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