Developing Ethical Leadership in the Post-Enron World: The Current State of Business Ethics Education in National Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States by James Welch Key Words:ethics, business ethics, national liberal arts colleges, business education
Abstract: As evidenced by the recent revitalization of guidelines for general learning objectives for business ethics education by the two primary undergraduate business accrediting agencies, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools in Business (AACSB) and the Accrediting Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), undergraduate business ethics education is of significance importance today. However, the specific ways in which business schools implement business ethics education remains quite diverse. This study was designed to survey and compare current undergraduate business ethics education curricular strategies in national liberal arts colleges in the United States. The results indicate significant differences in terms of the curricular strategies currently being used in the national liberal arts colleges to teach business ethics at the undergraduate level with a clear minority of institutions implementing standalone business ethics courses.