About Professional Responsibility

What is Professional Responsibility?

Director Winter wrote a focus piece in REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE LA COMPLIANCE ET DE L’ÉTHIQUE DES AFFAIRES on the framework for professionally responsible decision-making. Read the article

About “Business 101: An Introduction to Professional Responsibility”

Freshmen in the College of Business at the University of Illinois all take Business 101: An Introduction to Professional Responsibility. Read about it here

The course is taught by Larry DeBrock, Professor of Finance and former College of Business Dean.

C.K. Gunsalus taught Business 101 professor for a number of years. She is the author of The Young Professional’s Survival Guide, which captures the essence of the B101 professional responsibility message.

An understanding of professional responsibility results in action.  Business 101 asks the question “What should you do?”  C.K. Gunsalus helps students form responses and habits that build professional responsibility muscle.

“The scenario presented above is what’s known in Business 101 at ILLINOIS as a two-minute challenge. It’s a strategy that C. K. Gunsalus, professor emerita of business administration, has developed to “help students form responses and habits that build professional responsibility muscle.” Two-minute challenges are an integral part of the curriculum for this introductory class, which is required of every first-year business student. The impact of addressing these ethical challenges early and often, however, reaches far beyond the classroom and has merit in corporate settings as well.”Read the full article in the Spring 2013 issue of Perspectives »

Professional Responsibility: A Student View by Dylan Hoyer

“Freshmen business students know all too well about the concept of professional responsibility: What do I owe to myself, my company and the world at large? The final third of the semesterlong course is dedicated to the question of what companies owe society. This question, once the topic of theoretical debate, is becoming reality, not just in the classroom but in greater happenings around the world and here in the states.”

Professional Responsibility Will Change the Fundamentals of Business Education: A Prediction from Professor Ira Solomon

Professor Ira Solomon talks to Crain’s Chicago Business regarding the impact of the current financial on business education and how the Center will play an important role in shaping future business leaders. Read article