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:
Ethics Video Competition
Congratulations to Joshua Michaelson, winner of the 2014 NIU/John Deere Ethics Video Contest. The submissions this year were great, and every student and/or group is to be commended for participating. Special thanks goes to John Deere for sponsoring this tremendous event! view all entries >
NIU's College of Business is ranked 3rd nationally by Businessweek in the area of ethics education.
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.
To be the educational leader fostering core ethical values and moral courage from the classroom to the business world.
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.