Haub School Recognized for Ethical Leadership

Thursday, October 22, 2009

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 22, 2009) -- Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business has been recognized by a global survey for its leadership in integrating ethical issues into its graduate business curricula.

The Haub School was ranked as one of the Top 100 business schools in the world by the Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey of business schools.

“This recognition is especially important to the Haub School as it recognizes our core mission as a Jesuit School dedicated to the instruction of ethics and social responsibility,” commented Joseph DiAngelo, Ed.D., dean of the business school.

“In these challenging economic times, the general public, not just scholars, are questioning whether the established models of business are broken,” said Rich Leimsider, director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education. “Beyond Grey Pinstripes schools are thoughtfully pursuing new approaches. They are preparing students who take a more holistic view of business success, one that measures financial results as well as social and environmental impacts.”

The Haub School’s success in developing business leaders, conscious of their social responsibility, is buoyed by the University’s Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics. Established in 2005, the Arrupe Center works to ensure ethics is taught across the curriculum.

“We strive to give our students the conceptual tools to recognize moral hazards, analyze them and avoid ethical pitfalls,” said Arrupe Center Director John McCall, Ph.D. “We also hope, however, to assure that our students are not just exposed to ethical issues but exercise a rigorous ethical analysis of those issues. That has been and will continue to be a primary strategic focus of the Arrupe Center and the Haub School of Business.”

In accordance with this effort, the Arrupe Center subsidizes a six-week summer program for Haub School faculty to present their ideas for introducing ethics into their classes. Faculty are also encouraged to apply for research and course development funding, as well as case writing and professional development support in this area. The Arrupe Center’s Graduate Student Business Ethics paper competition, offered each fall semester, is an opportunity for students to develop their ethical framework. At the graduate level, Net Impact, a partner of the Arrupe Center, serves as an international network of MBA students and business leaders striving to use business for social good. The SJU Net Impact graduate chapter’s success has inspired a Philadelphia-area professional chapter and plans for an SJU undergraduate chapter.

For more information, and the complete ranking, included in the Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, visit www.beyondgreypinstripes.org

Media Contact

 Carolyn Steigleman, Associate Director of University Communications, 610-660-1355, csteigle@sju.edu

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