Business Ethics Program
The Ethics Forum is a program in the College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington. The Forum emphasizes to our students the importance of ethics in business, providing an opportunity to bring the UT Arlington community together through a dialogue about this important topic. Our featured guests provide expertise on current issues facing leaders in the business world every day.
The Ethics Forum offers an ongoing venue to identify and understand critical ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability issues. It’s also an opportunity to review changing public policy, assess public expectations and contribute to the preparation of students for effective ethical decision-making and community involvement. Participation allows business professionals to lead discussions with a focus on questions such as:
1. What are the most critical, emerging ethical
challenges occurring in the area of corporate
2. What are the key opportunities for organizations seeking to increase their impact on these key
3. What are the key drivers of these issues for society and for business?
4. How can companies prioritize and focus ethics in business decision making efforts around these
The business environment is changing dramatically. Global competition creates a marketplace in which the need for ethical business decision making has never been greater. Public confidence in business’ ability to solve social problems is weaker. Yet the public demands that businesses take a more prominent role in solving those social problems. In this paradoxical environment, the Ethics Forum helps business students understand the need for ethical decision making and effective community involvement strategies for a dynamic world.
One goal of education is to provide a learning environment that illuminates the circumstances that students may confront after graduation. Students who believe that they should make ethical choices may find that making the best decisions sometimes prove to be difficult, complex and challenging. . . and the most rewarding.