When Mike Hoffman, PhD, Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics, founded the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley more than 30 years ago, “business ethics” was considered an oxymoron. Today, business faculty and ethics practitioners around the globe are benefiting from the Center’s innovative training workshops and programs. Yet ethical scandals continue to rock the financial world on a regular basis. In this video, Dr. Hoffman discusses the teaching of ethics in business schools and what it will take to create ethical cultures within organizations.
Mike Hoffman, PhD, Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics, is the founder and executive director of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley. Established in 1976, the Center is one of the world’s leading research and educational institutes in the field of business ethics. For more than three decades, Professor Hoffman has guided the center in its mission to incorporate ethics into business education, both at Bentley and around the globe, and to encourage the development of ethical cultures throughout the business world.