An Introduction to Professional Responsibility
Business 101 is required for all incoming students at Gies, introducing them to professionally responsible decision-making when confronting ethical challenges in the workplace. The course features corporate guest speakers who provide examples of professional responsibility in action. It culminates with team poster presentations during which corporate and faculty judges evaluate five-person teams’ proposed professionally responsible solutions to product introduction challenges. More than 7,500 students have completed the course since its inception in the fall of 2007, and the innovative class was recognized by the “Reimagine Education Ethical Leadership Awards” global competition in 2017.
The following article details the implementation of Business 101 and its subsequent impact on the Gies College of Business.
Poets and Quants released an article ranking the Gies College of Business as number 18 among Top Business Schools. Much of the article highlights the Business 101 program and its groundbreaking impacts. Read more about Gies and Business 101’s impact here.
Hear from current section leaders, Dean Emeritus Larry Debrock, and the Center’s Executive Director Gretchen Winter about the impact Business 101 has on the Gies community here.
Watch this video about the original B101 course design.