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The Canadian MBA Oath (2011)

University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management,
Collaboratively written by the MBA Class of 2011

As an MBA graduate 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 and ethical 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, honouring agreements of confidentiality while making transparency paramount and demanding the same in return.

I will not pursue business decisions based solely on my personal interest.

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 utmost care and vigilance when dealing with the assets and resources of others and steward them sustainably and responsibly in the public interest.

I will obey and uphold applicable laws and regulations wherever and with whomever I engage in professionally.

I will similarly oppose corruption and any dishonest practices whether or not prohibited by local or international law regardless of my level of personal investment.

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 workplace and my community.

We, the Telfer School of Management MBA Class of 2011 hereby take this Oath, as professional managers.