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Ethos Statement

The College of Business students, faculty and staff comprise a professional, interdependent community committed to perfecting responsible, ethical business professionals to serve business and the wider world. Through a positive learning experience mirroring the business world's best aspects, the community respects the group's mission and the individuals comprising it. Community members foster the COB ethos through behavior growing from six interrelated values:

  1. Integrity
    Integrity is practicing in all areas of life what we profess to believe. It is commitment to professional standards in the whole person.
  2. Honesty
    Honesty requires respect for the truth; it means being truthful, sincere, and straightforward.
  3. Trustworthiness
    Growing out of integrity and honesty, trustworthiness is the confidence others have that we mean what we say; we can be counted on.
  4. Respect
    Respect is deference or esteem for what we value. We recognize others' worth as ends, not means. Respect is key to our other values.
  5. Learning
    We value learning as an end in itself and as a practical tool for success in lifelong professional growth. We gain up-to-date, practical and theoretical knowledge through effective, often participative learning and research.
  6. The Work Ethic
    We practice self reliance and responsibility to our business profession and community. We are industrious and often self supporting.