Business Ethics

Fostering awareness, discussion and debate about ethical practices in business.

Businesses can be a force of great good and harm. Now, with the rise of the global economy, companies' role in greater society is questioned. Should businesses seek to maximize profit or take the lead in solving the world's environmental and societal problems? Therefore, education in handling ethical issues is a critical part of any business degree. Explore how the David W. Wilson Chair of Business Ethics makes Wilson College of Business one of Iowa's prominent authorities in business ethics.

Schedule of Upcoming Ethics Events:




Interested in Earning the Ethics Badge? Here are the required steps.

  • Electronically sign the Student Code of Ethics
  • Participate in the Ethics Case Competition
  • Attend at least two of the following events: Ethics Movie Night, Session on White Collar Crime, and Business Community Ethics Speaker Panel

Ethics Badge


Ethics Mission Statement:

Our business ethics mission is to develop not only ethical student leaders but also future life-long business leaders via program development, faculty support, business community involvement, and student engagement.

Fill out the form below to electronically sign the code of ethics pledge.

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics Pledge


Faculty and Staff Ethics Interview Series

Episode 1: September 20, 2021 with Dr. Dale Cyphert


Episode 3: September 29, 2021 with Dr. Saif Bhuiyan


Episode 5: October 11, 2021 with Dr. Matthew Bunker


Episode 7: October 18, 2021 with Dr. Alicia Rosburg


Episode 9: October 20, 2021 with Drew Kahler


Episode 11: October 22, 2021 with Marty Hansen


Episode 13: October 27, 2021 with Dr. Brett Olsen


Episode 15: November 10, 2021 with Drew Conrad


Episode 2: September 27, 2021 with Dr. Dan Bumblauskas


Episode 4: October 11, 2021 with Kirsten Juhl


Episode 6: October 15, 2021 with Paul Kinghorn


Episode 8: October 18, 2021 with Chris Schrage


Episode 10: October 22, 2021 with Jay Schmitz


Episode 12: October 25, 2021 with Jenny Connolly


Episode 14: November 8, 2021 with Dr. Craig Van Sandt



Ethics Interview Transcript with Dr. Jim Mattingly