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Bentley Goes Global with Business Ethics Workshop for Educators Worldwide

May 8, 2006

Select international faculty will gather at the Bentley Business Ethics Workshop from May 23 - 26 at the college's Waltham campus. The workshop aims to help participating faculty integrate ethical and corporate social responsibility issues into their classes and to enable students to raise their own ethical awareness and improve their ability to make rational, ethical choices in the business world.

Established in 1991 by Bentley's internationally-recognized Center for Business Ethics, the workshop helps faculty integrate ethical and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues into their classes. To date, more than 93 of Bentley's faculty from both business and liberal arts disciplines, along with 20 international faculty, have participated. The workshop opened up to faculty outside of Bentley in 2004 and has received an overwhelming domestic and international response.

Limited to 20 participants, including eight Bentley faculty, this year's workshop will bring together faculty from Estonian Business School; CERAM Sophia Antipolis School of Business (France); New York University; Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria); The University of Arizona; Lynchburg College (VA); Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Rutgers University (NJ); Griffith University (Australia); Thunderbird University (AZ); and Victoria University (Australia).

"The response to our call for interested faculty outside of Bentley is proof that schools are crying out for this kind of ethics exchange," said Tony Buono, professor of management and sociology and coordinator of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility. "The workshop gives faculty the tools to inspire and teach ethics to students who are tomorrow's business leaders and decision-makers. And the international nature of the response also shows that the concern for teaching ethics knows no boundaries."

The workshop kicks off on May 22 with the 2nd annual Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium sponsored by State Street Corporation. Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century: Coping with Globalization will run from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the LaCava Campus Center. The symposium is open to the public. For more information and registration, please go to: http://www.bentley.edu/symposium/index.cfm.

 

The Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College has been under the direction of W. Michael Hoffman since its founding in 1976. A nonprofit educational and consulting organization, its vision is a world in which all businesses contribute positively to society through their ethically sound and responsible operations. The Center has sponsored ten major conferences on business ethics, the first in spring 1977, attracting hundreds of national and international leaders and scholars from a variety of constituencies. The Center also provides a variety of publications, research and teaching materials, as well as consulting services. Its board of advisers is comprised of senior corporate executives.

 

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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