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HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL STUDENTS THE MBA OATH

As a manager, my purpose is to serve the greater good by bringing people and resources together to create value that no single individual can create alone. Therefore I will seek a course that enhances the value my enterprise can create for society over the long term. I recognise my decisions can have far-reaching consequences that affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and in the future. As I reconcile the interests of different constituencies, I will face choices that are not easy for me and others.<br /><br /><strong>Therefore I promise:</strong><br />&bull; I will act with utmost integrity and pursue my work in an ethical manner.<br /><br />&bull; I will safeguard the interests of my shareholders, co-workers, customers and the society in which we operate.<br /><br />&bull; I will manage my enterprise in good faith, guarding against decisions and behaviour that advance my own narrow ambitions but harm the enterprise and the societies it serves.<br /><br /><strong>&bull;</strong> I will understand and uphold, both in letter and in spirit, the laws and contracts governing my own conduct and that of my enterprise.<br /><br /><strong>&bull;</strong> I will strive to create sustainable economic, social, and environmental prosperity worldwide.<br /><br /><strong>&bull;</strong> I will take responsibility for my actions, and I will represent the performance and risks of my enterprise accurately and honestly.<br /><br /><strong>&bull;</strong> I will develop both myself and other managers under my supervision so that the profession continues to grow and contribute to the well-being of society.<br /><br /><strong>&bull;</strong> I will strive to create sustainable economic, social, and environmental prosperity worldwide.<br /><br /><strong>&bull;</strong> I will be accountable to my peers and they will be accountable to me for living by this oath.