School of Business


Charles E. Spahr Chair in Managerial and Corporate Ethics

corp_cit.jpgIn 1983, we demonstrated our commitment to corporate responsibility by endowing a business ethics chair, one of the nation's first.  Since then, we've taught our students the business case for ethics and have emphasized the critical values that executives must practice and communicate every day

In response to recent corporate scandals, BW developed a year-long series on corporate responsibility, corporate governance reform, financial integrity and work/life balance.  Warren Rudman, former U.S. senator from New Hampshire and former member of the Conference Board's Blue Ribbon Committee on Corporate Responsibility, kicked off the program.  Corporate leaders from The Lubrizol Corporation, Eaton Corporation, Ernst & Young, Heidrick & Struggles, Oglebay Norton Co. and McDonald Investments have participated in these programs.

At BW, you'll find ethics courses and instruction woven throughout our curriculum.  Each of our nine MBA programs includes a required ethics course.  And, you'll address ethical concerns in your other classes as you grapple with the moral implications of business decision making.

Dr. David Krueger has held the Spahr Chair since 1991. In addition to sponsoring the Spahr Lectureship, Dr. Krueger has provided a number of summer ethics teaching workshops that have helped more than 35 BW business faculty to intentionally integrate ethical questions and topics into their courses across our business programs.  He is currently developing a survey of business ethics for the northeast Ohio business community.        

Video from Spahr Lectures:

Creating Environmentally Sustainable Corporations and Communites for NE Ohio and Beyond                         

 Visit our upcoming events page to see what Spahr lectures are currently scheduled.  The lecture series hosts a speaker in the fall and spring semesters.

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