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Journal of Business Ethics Education

Volume 1, Issue 2, 2004

The Stand Alone Course in Business Ethics

D. Vidaver-Cohen
Pages 213-238

Fish Starts to Rot from Head
The Role of Business School Deans in Curriculum Planning for Ethics

This article examines the role of the business school Dean in curriculum planning for ethics. First it explores why Deans must take the lead to introduce required professional responsibility courses in the business curriculum. Next it addresses how Deans can exercise both formal and informal authority to accomplish this task Finally, the article concludes with ways Deans can further promote the ethics message—both within and outside their institutions.