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Business Students Sign Ethics Pledge

Watch students from the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business take the ethics pledge and find out why they think signing the pledge is important.

Students, faculty and staff from the Mount St. Mary’s University’s Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business recently took the annual pledge to always act ethically in the business world. Members of the Class of 2013 signed the ethics pledge, ensuring a strong foundation as they make the transition from the classroom to the professional world.

"This is an important moment for us, because as a business school – and especially for our seniors who are soon about to embark on a career – it is essential that we pledge to act honorably and responsibly in all we do," said Karl Einolf, Ph.D., Dean of the Bolte School.

Richard J. Bolte, Jr., C' 79, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BDP International, Inc., addressed the Mount business students and said he continues to use the ethical business decision-making skills he learned at the Mount in his position as head of the global logistics company.

The Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business Ethics Pledge

As a member of the School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University, I hereby pledge to use my knowledge, skills and abilities here and in the future, dedicated to a life of virtue consistent with The Lord’s teaching that “unto whom much is given much is expected.”

I will view my life and my work as a calling – a vocation to serve the needs of others and my community. In this role, I will use my God-given talents with enterprise, understanding the importance of the creative role business plays in society, and respectful of the dignity of the human person. I will consider people as well as profits, morality as well as market-share, and services as well as self. In all this, I accept responsibility for my actions and understand that my actions leave a legacy.

I will accept leadership responsibilities, understanding that to lead is to serve and that the greatest among us must serve the rest. I will reflect before acting, making honorable, ethical and socially responsible choices that truly advance the common good and not merely my own or my organization’s self-interest. I will encourage and support others to demonstrate similar conduct with the faith and understanding that such actions contribute to the greater good.

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