Comerford, Robert [faculty advisor, College of Business Administration]
Ethics, business, corruption, leaders
Ethics are a set of moral behaviors and beliefs that guide people in everything they do. Ethics play a very important role in the field of business. In recent years, the business world has been plagued by many unethical decisions. Consider Enron, for example. The unethical decisions by company leaders caused huge losses and hardships to thousands of people. In the future, company leaders will continue to face ethical dilemmas and today’s college students need to be prepared to handle them. This project analyzes whether College of Business students at URI are ethically prepared to lead the business world. A survey was conducted of College of Business Administration students to ascertain their ethical positions. The survey results, coupled with academic research, will provide the College of Business Administration with suggestions about ways their students can be more prepared for an ethically challenged world.