COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Our impact on student learning is driven by a goal to develop well rounded leaders
who are guided by their ethical principles and have a support network they can trust
when facing ethical dilemmas. To address these areas of student learning we focus
on these three questions:
UW Ethics Club is a recognized student organization at the University of Wyoming that
is focused on developing student character and conscience as well as promoting ethical
decision-making. We provide a welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment
for our members to make friends, make a difference, and enrich their college experience.
Learn more here
Presented annually since 1996, the International Torch Awards for Ethics honor companies
that demonstrate best practices, leadership, social responsibility, and high standards
of organizational ethics that benefit their customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders,
and communities. The award embodies the Better Business Bureau's mission of advancing
trust in the marketplace. The International Torch Awards are brought to you by the
Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust.
The annual National Conference on Ethics in America is hosted at the United States
Military Academy (USMA), West Point. Military and civilian speakers discuss essential
leadership skills and the importance of values, ethics and character development.
Its focus is on challenging, training and inspiring USMA Cadets and undergraduates.
The Summit was introduced in 2014 to provide an immersive and relevant educational
experience that promotes and demonstrates the value of principle-based ethics.The Summit facilitates direct interaction and conversation among participants in a
series of keynote presentations, panels, and small group discussions. A primary focus
is the engagement of business leaders to extend the Summit’s relevance and value beyond
the campus and into the business world.
In this intensive two-day training event, participants increase their knowledge and
exposure to ethical leadership and take their experiences back home to apply on campus
and in future endeavors. Students also learn about conflict management, personal accountability,
strategic networking and best practices for running their StudentCPT chapters. Click
below to learn more about this year’s conference.
UW SparkTank is the University of Wyoming Ethics Club's philanthropic campaign to
support local nonprofits. SparkTank "sparks" the mission of local nonprofits and enriches
the college experience for University of Wyoming students by showing them the power
and personal growth brought on by leading philanthropic efforts.
The Ethical Leadership Certification Program is an online tool that helps college
students identify ethical issues, learn how to respond to ethical dilemmas and enhance
their ethical decision-making abilities. This program also helps students build their
resumes and communicate their values to future employers.
The Leadership Minor is a unique curricular and co-curricular experience that prepares
students to be leaders in every facet of their lives. Through an interdisciplinary
curriculum, students acquire the knowledge necessary to develop leadership competencies.
Students then test and refine those competencies by earning the Cowboy Leadership
Certificate as part of their program.
Experiential learning opportunities are a vital function of the University of Wyoming
Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and act as a driver for increased student engagement,
knowledge, and analysis. These learning opportunities seek to enhance students’ understanding
of ethics-based principles and how they should be deployed in real-world situations.
Launched in 2012, the Case Competition exposes students to a thought provoking business
ethics case similar to a situation that they might face in their professional careers.
This competition will help build on the solid principle-based ethical framework central
to decision-making in a complex business environment. Ethics demonstrated in the competition
will need to convey that principles are a constant foundation — not relative to a
specific situation — and that doing what’s right should prevail over self-interest,
even when the two appear to conflict.
The University of Wyoming Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative promotes and supports principle-based
ethics education, rooted in the Daniels Fund Principles, in UW curriculum with an
aim to develop ethical decision-making and leadership. Through outreach efforts, several
courses now integrate Daniels Fund-supported curricular elements in their courses.
For a complete list and description of courses, please click here
The John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of Wyoming
is designed to encourage college students across the State of Wyoming to act on their
talents, ideas, and energy to produce tomorrow's leading businesses. The $50K Competition
awards cash prizes to outstanding teams of student entrepreneurs who submit their
business plans for new ventures showing significant business potential.
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