Pictured above: The UBUS 101 Business & Society students studied business from various aspects – corporate, governmental, and non-profit. The students traveled to Rockford, Illinois to visit Alpine Bank (corporate) and the Rockford YMCA (non-profit). The students also had lunch with Rockford mayor, the Honorable Lawrence Morrissey (governmental).

Building Ethical Leaders Using an Integrated Ethics Framework (BELIEF)

The BELIEF program is a systematic approach to integrating ethics into the college curriculum. Officially launched during the Fall of 2006, BELIEF encompasses the following components:

BELIEF provides a common business ethics foundation to all College of Business (COB) majors in the UBUS 310 - Business Core: Lecture course. This foundation is based on the COB's Ethics Handbook: Building Ethical Leaders and a decision-making framework. The Initiatives' learning objectives of identifying ethical issues and applying a decision-making framework are also integrated into subsequent classes in all disciplines throughout the college.

BELIEF Vision:

To be the educational leader fostering core ethical values and moral courage from the classroom to the business world.

BELIEF Mission:

To build ethical leaders through the integration of program development, faculty support, business community involvement and learner engagement. Fulfilling this mission equips the learner with a lasting set of practical tools to apply ethical values in business practices.


2016 Ethics Video Competition

Congratulations to Andzelika Wojnowska, winner of the 2015 NIU Ethics Video Contest. The submissions this year were great, and every student and/or group is to be commended for participating.
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2016 Ethics Case Competition