Commitment to Ethics

The Wisconsin School of Business’ commitment to ethics is at the core of all we do. It begins with The Wisconsin Idea, which is the principle that the University of Wisconsin-Madison serves not only its students, but the city, state, country, and world in which it exists. Our work in teaching, research, outreach, and public service is done with the utmost integrity.

We integrate ethics into our curriculum, programs, and faculty research. Our graduates are known to form trusted relationships and are driven by the best interests of the organization and their clients.

Wisconsin School of Business Honor Code

At the Wisconsin School of Business, the central role academic integrity plays in creating and maintaining a viable academic community is self-evident. Our students intuitively grasp the impact trust, honor, and accountability have on their education—in the creation of a collegial environment, the valuation others place on their credentials post-graduation, and their ability to execute good decision-making on the job.

Thus, BBA and MBA students affirm honor codes upon entrance. The BBA Honor Code acts as a statement of core value and a starting point for shared values. MBA students attest to both a personal statement and the MBA Honor Code. Additionally, MBA students heading into the workplace reaffirm their dedication to ethical standards with the Exit Pledge.

What’s more, the school takes tremendous pride in the fact that both the BBA Honor Code and MBA Exit Pledge are products of student initiative. Because of this deep commitment, our graduates form trusted relationships and are driven by the best interests of their organization and clients.