For MBAs, Soul-Searching 101

In the wake of all those corporate scandals, B-schools are emphasizing ethics and responsibility. It's a sea change in business education

For the first time anyone can remember, the incoming MBA class at the University of Michigan Business School had an assignment before students even arrived in Ann Arbor. The homework: to write a case study on the most challenging ethical dilemma each person had ever faced. All but 3 of the 438 members of the Class of 2004 submitted something, from the technical consultant who discovered that a manager had pushed through a defective product to the analyst who was forced to write a lucrative consulting proposal -- copied from one stolen from a competitor.

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