Our Mission

The Center for Business Ethics was built on the notion that promoting ethics and social responsibility in business is an academic and practical endeavor, involving, at once, scholarly research, curriculum development, and active student engagement as well as collaboration with business leaders, visiting scholars, and alumni. The Center serves as a reminder that responsible business conduct is a concern that the Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University, and the greater Seattle area are uniquely positioned to support.

The Center's objectives are to:

  • Strengthen relationships with the business community to help examine and address ethical problems in business
  • Promote high-quality, values-driven business education for students
  • Facilitate academic excellence through scholarship in ethics and corporate responsibility
  • Deepen the public examination of the role of business in promoting the common good

The role of business is to engage with the community to do good. Communities have ongoing needs and businesses must remain consistent partners, even in years when profits are down. By linking ethics education to core values, Albers equips future business leaders with a moral compass that directs their decisions toward the common good.

Doug Moore President of McKinstry and Advisory Board member of the Center for Business Ethics