ExxonMobil’s Ethics: A Reflection on the Limits of Reform

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller Anyone who spends a lot of time around me knows that I’m not very fond of ExxonMobil. I constantly use them as the classic example […]

Should a B-school Education Include an Education in Ethics?

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By Chris Barton, Co-Editor Should a B-school education include an education in ethics? In the mid 2000s, the egregious actions of people like Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco and the leadership at Enron had people asking just this question. Many blamed the curriculum of MBA programs for at best allowing, and at worst encouraging the unethical […]

All Roads Lead to Cambridge

By Chris White, Guest Writer Take 31 schools from across the globe, throw in an ethical debate, short shorts, a performing arts charity, and you have yourself the 2016 International Business Ethics Case Competition. This April, five T-birds from the MGM ‘17 Spring cohort will sojourn to Cambridge, Massachusetts to debate the essence of business ethics […]

Corporate Ethics Lecture Series #1

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer What Happened? Last Thursday the Honor Council in conjunction with the Thunderbird faculty, held its first of what will be a series of discussions on corporate ethics. Because the role of the Honor Council has changed in light of the ASU merger, the organization has had to adapt and is […]

The Honor Council: What’s in it for me?

By Ashu Malik, Guest Writer As a member of the council, I often get asked two questions: “What does the Honor Council do?” and “How has it helped students?” Essentially what everyone is asking is, “What is the value proposition for all of us?” Well, one thing Honor Council does is organize events such as […]

Business Ethics for Global Leaders

By, Sylvia Imbrock One of Thunderbirds’ key points of differentiation in the business world is our understanding of the world and a capacity to navigate the globe. As global business leaders, we want more than the next quick fix to our business problems. Impactful business leaders look for ever more efficiencies, pushing the boundaries of business […]

Update 9/13/13

I hope you’ve had a great week, are enjoying your classes and getting to know your amazing new classmates. You are such a great group of students! Here is what you’ll find in this week’s action-packed update: Student Town Hall, Tuesday, September 17th, 1:00 pm: Don’t forget to join President Penley and other members of […]

Ethics Corner

By Rahul Garag Dear T-birds, Welcome to the Ethics Corner sponsored by the Thunderbird Honor Council. In an effort to better educate our student body on ethical business practices, we will present to you an article, news link, or story from our own students that helps to showcase what is going on in the business […]

Ethics Corner

By Rahul Garg Dear T-birds, Welcome to the Ethics Corner sponsored by the Thunderbird Honor Council. In an effort to better educate our student body on ethical business practices, we will present to you an article, news link, or story from our own students that helps to showcase what is going on in the business […]