Olsson Center for Applied Ethics

Olsson Center for Applied Ethics

An international leader in the field of business ethics

Professor Andrew C. Wicks

Andrew Wicks is the director of the Olsson Center

Professor R. Edward Freeman

Professor Freeman encourages MBA students to think differently

Scholarship and Research

Assistant Professor Bobby Parmar teaching at Darden

A Long-Standing Emphasis on Ethics

Associate Professor Jared Harris speaks with colleagues

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An international leader in the field of business ethics, the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics serves as a critical resource for executives, scholars, students and Darden alumni who are faced with the challenges of integrating ethical thinking into business decision-making. Below are some recent rankings for the Darden School of Business:

  • The academic journal Business & Society recognized Darden as a leader in the field of business ethics based on a survey of 320 business ethics scholars from across the world.
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek named Darden the number two school in the nation for teaching business ethics based on a survey of recent MBA graduates.
  • Financial Times named Darden the number four school in the world for business ethics based on a survey of business school alumni.

The Olsson Center's long history of integrating business and ethics has contributed to these consistent rankings.

  • Building an Ethical World Blog

    11 June 2014

    On the Separation Thesis

    Olsson Center Senior Fellows R. Edward Freeman and Jared D. Harris have written on the separation thesis in business. This...

    8 May 2014

    Adam Smith’s Legacy for Ethics and Economics

    Olsson Center Senior Fellow Patricia H. Werhane has written about interpretations of Adam Smith and capitalism in the past. In...

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