Olsson Center for Applied Ethics

Incorporating Ethics at Darden

Teaching Business Ethics Video Series

Hear Olsson Center Senior Fellows and Darden professors discuss how to integrate ethics into the MBA curriculum and the importance of ethics and ethical behavior in business. View the Teaching Business Ethics Video Series

Doctoral Program

The Darden School offers a Ph.D. program in management with an emphasis on business ethics. The Darden School is one of the few business schools with this program. Doctoral seminars focus on a number of topics that are at the cutting edge of research in business theory in general and business ethics in particular.

The specialization in business ethics provides cross-disciplinary expertise in applied ethics and management theory. Based on the conviction that ethics is an inseparable part of management, management disciplines and management practice, the program trains doctoral students in theoretical and applied ethics. Students are expected to have a subspecialization in a specific field of management, such as entrepreneurship, strategic management, organizational behavior, finance, marketing or operations.

The Visiting Scholars Program

The Visiting Scholars Program brings leading thinkers in business ethics from around the globe to Darden for periods ranging from one week to a semester. While at the Olsson Center, these visitors conduct joint research projects and lectures with center fellows. Some of the visiting scholars have included Stuart Albert (University of Minnesota), Norman Bowie (University of Minnesota), George Brenkert (Georgetown University), Jane Collier (Cambridge University), Ronald Duska (American College), Edwin Hartman (Rutgers University), Mary Rorty (Stanford University), Robert Solomon (University of Texas at Austin) and Henk van Luijk (Universiteit Nyenrode, Netherlands).

Darden Executive Programs

Olsson Center faculty participate in a wide variety of Darden executive programs that examine the links between strategy, values and leadership in the public and private sectors. Faculty have provided custom programs for corporations (past clients include USAA, Bank One, Brunswick, United Technologies, among others).

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