Faculty & Research

Andrew C. Wicks

Andrew C. Wicks, Ruffin Professor of Business Administration; Director, Olsson Center for Applied Ethics; Director, Doctoral Program

  • BA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; MA, PhD, University of Virginia
Office: FOB 286
Phone: +1-434-243-8739
E-mail: WicksA@darden.virginia.edu


Andrew C. Wicks is the Ruffin Professor of Business Administration at Darden. He is director of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, director of the doctoral program, academic advisor for the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics.Wicks also serves as an adjunct professor in the Religious Studies department and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at U.Va.

Wicks is co-author of three books including Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation and Success, published in 2007 by Yale University Press; Business Ethics: A Managerial Approach, published in 2010 by Prentice Hall; and Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art, published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. He has published over 30 journal articles, and his work has appeared in a wide variety of journals in business ethics, management and the humanities.

His research interests include stakeholder responsibility, stakeholder theory, trust, health care ethics, total quality management and ethics and entrepreneurship. He works with MBA students, executives and corporations in the United States and abroad. Wicks is actively working with Ethics-LX, an entrepreneurial venture, to create a series of web-based simulations that incorporate ethics into the functional areas of business. He has received awards for both his research and teaching.

Wicks joined the Darden faculty in 2002 after teaching for 10 years at the University of Washington Graduate Business School.


International Business Ethics
Corporate Social Responsibility
Ethics in Public Life

MBA Courses

First Year Ethics
Leadership, Values, and Ethics
Faith, Religion and Responsible Management Decision-Making
Global Business Experience (GBE): Cairo, Egypt

Executive Education Courses

Business Ethics

Featured Video

Stakeholder Responsibility

Andrew C. Wicks of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia gives insights into "Stakeholder Responsibility." This video is part of the Masters Seminars in Business Ethics video series.