5. Student essay competition.
1. Promoting Business Ethics in Education
Talks & Presentations
The IBE provides training for educational and public benefit in secondary schools and colleges, universities and for professional bodies. Some examples include:
Secondary Schools & Colleges
· Chelmsford College
· Caistor Grammar School (ethics training)
Universities & Business Schools
· Brighton University
· Cergy-Pontoise (seminar for masters students in Law and Business Ethics)
· Cranfield University (International Business Leaders course)
· Middlesex University, (‘Ethics Matter’s training to the ethics committee)
· ICCSR, Nottingham Business School (MBA workshop)
· Loughborough University Commonwealth Institute course
· Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) (training day)
· UN University for Peace (workshop)
· Wroxton College, Banbury (Ethics in Global Business Lecture)
· Xavier College, Illinois (seminar)
· Institute of Actuaries
· Rotary Club
If you would like the IBE to provide training or talk to a group of students on business ethics, please contact email@example.com
In 2010/11 the IBE has been involved in a consultation process in conjunction with the Institute for Global Ethics UK Trust (IGE). The consultation asked ‘Are business schools doing enough to promote cultures of integrity in business?’
The summary report of the initial consultation, which took place in December 2010, is available to download here >>
A second consultation on 'Promoting culturesof integrity: Six ethical issues for Business Education' was held in June 2011. The full reort for the consultation is available to download here>>
Encouraging ethical standards within universities
In 2005 the IBE, in conjunction with the Council for Industry in Higher Education, published Ethics Matters: Managing Ethical Issues in Higher Education. The IBE also offers assistance to universities wishing to develop their internal ethics programme. Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Students & Academic Subscribers
IBE individual subscription benefits are available to academics and students at a discounted price. Subscribers receive a free copy of each publication and are entitled to a 50% discount on further orders, weekly updates on developments in the field of business ethics, preferential terms for events and training courses and access to the IBE reference library. Through their donations, IBE subscribers help to promote ethical business practice.For more information and to find out how to become a student or academic subscriber please click here.
The IBE has an in-house library containing books and journals on a range of business ethics topics. These are available for reference purposes (only). We also endeavour to assist with enquiries from students and academics regarding ethical standards, issues and practice in business.
Academic and student subscribers may use our library and have access to our staff for help and advice with research by prior arrangement. To arrange a visit to the IBE library or for more information please email email@example.com or telephone 0207 798 6040.
Our ‘Resources’ section provides a range of information sources on business ethics, including a comprehensive list of higher education courses on business ethics, corporate responsibility and related topics. Please also visit our ‘Publications’ section to download IBE Briefings and Occasional Papers on a range of topics for FREE.
4. Teaching Business Ethics
For a range of information and training resources on business ethics please see our ‘Resources’ section. This includes practical tools for teaching business ethics.
The ‘Ethics News’ section also provides a weekly review of business ethics issues in the news.
Dilemmas and case studies
For short video clips of ethical dilemmas click here>>
Below are some case studies developed by the IBE that explore potential business ethics issues in the workplace. These can be used for teaching purposes, with acknowledgement of the Institute. You may also be interested in the Good Practice Guide: Developing and Using Business Ethics Scenarios, which contains over 15 scenarios.
(Im)moral management – addresses whistleblowing issues and stages of moral development such as Kohlberg’s theory
Criminal judgement – addresses issues of employee criminal records, honesty and privacy
Whose interests? – addresses issues of conflicts of interest, confidentiality and privileged information
Being ‘old school’ – addresses issues of diversity, discrimination, ethnic minorities in the police force
An offer you can’t refuse? – addresses issues of industrial espionage, unfair competition, and duty of confidentiality
The honesty challenge – addresses issues of leadership, integrity and organisational values
In the news
– addresses issues of whistleblowing or ‘speaking up’ about employment practices.
JUSTICE is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on public television. Nearly a thousand students pack Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre to hear Michael Sandel, "perhaps the most prominent college professor in America,” (Washington Post) talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. In this 12-part series, Sandel challenges us with hard moral dilemmas and invites us to ponder the right thing to do—in politics and in our everyday lives.
The IBE has previously run a Student Essay Competition in Business Ethics in association with the UK chapter of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), a network of academics teaching business ethics.
However, in 2010 and each year until the 2012 Olympics, the IBE is promoting a new student essay award in partnership with the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CIPC) focussing on Ethics, Business and Sport. The competition is open to all UK university and business school students and requires students to work in teams of 2-4 people. Winning teams receive a cash prize of £2,000 with a further prize of £1,000 for runners-up.Find out more about the Student Essay Competition