Business Ethics in Action: Jesuit Business School Strategies for Engaging Business Executives
Kirk O. Hanson
July 1, 2011
Strategy & General Management
Jesuit, business, Education, leadership, Schools, Improvement, Interaction
Colleagues in Jesuit Business Association
Jesuit business education has distinguished itself in many ways from the business education offered by non-Jesuit and non-religious business schools worldwide. My forty years of teaching and study in business ethics has convinced me that this distinctiveness, grounded in Ignatian spirituality, includes an emphasis on five key themes: • the development of the moral and spiritual character of the manager, • the responsibility to use one’s managerial skills for the benefit of “others,” • a concern for the welfare of employees in the manager’s organization, • a focus on the social impact of business and organizational decisions, and • a special concern for the poor and marginalized frequently left out of the economy.