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The Canadian MBA Oath (2009)

University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management,
Collaboratively written by the MBA Class of 2009

As a manager my actions will affect the well being of all stakeholders; accordingly, I will strive to create and sustain value over the long term while maintaining a commitment to social, ethical and global values.

I will be responsible to all stakeholders, and this will include employees, shareholders, customers, the community in which I operate, and all those that may be affected by my actions.

I will act with integrity and respect in all my dealings, making transparency paramount and demanding the same in return.

I will allow neither ego nor malice to play a role in my decision making process.

I will conduct my activities in an environmentally sustainable manner, and will consider the true societal costs when making investment and operating decisions.

I will maintain the same care and vigilance when dealing with public money, as I would if it were my own.

I will obey and uphold local and international laws wherever and with whomever I engage in commercial activities with, whether personally or on behalf of a corporate, government, or non-profit entity.

I will similarly oppose corruption and any dishonest practices whether or not prohibited by local or international law. I will accept and take responsibility for my actions, honestly and without exception.

I pledge to perpetuate the text and spirit of this oath to those present, to my classmates, my community, and my world.

We, the Telfer MBA Class of 2009 hereby take this Oath, as professional managers.