The Hoffman Center for Business Ethics leads Bentley’s efforts to integrate business ethics and corporate responsibility into the graduate and undergraduate curricula. These efforts resulted in Bentley offering:
- The nation’s first MBA concentration in business ethics in 1995.
- The first Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics in the same year.
The Hoffman Center for Business Ethics offers a five-day executive development course in partnership with the Ethics & Compliance Initiative. Introduced in 1995, Managing Ethics in Organizations was the first course in the world to provide ethics and compliance practitioners with a professional credential as well as the practical knowledge and tools to manage an organization's efforts to ensure business integrity.
Business ethics touches every aspect of business and the world of work for which Bentley students are being prepared. Recognizing this, since 1991, the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics has been helping faculty, across the academic spectrum, to integrate business ethics into their classes. The week-long Business Ethics Teaching Workshop brings together approximately 20 different professors each year, drawn from various academic disciplines, to learn about and share innovative teaching methods and class discussion tools. Since 2004, with support from State Street Corporation, the Business Ethics Teaching Workshop has been open to professors from universities all over the world.