MBA 'Hippocratic' Oath Aims For Ethical Business

It's been a rough time for businesses, families, workers, managers — even students. Imagine graduating with a master's degree in business administration and being lumped in the same category as Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, or the executives who ran Enron.

The ethics of business were on the minds of a group of students who've just received their master's degrees from Harvard Business School. They've mounted a campaign to have graduating students take what they call the "MBA Oath." It's modeled after the medical profession's Hippocratic oath.

Max Anderson and Teal Carlock both received MBAs from Harvard Business School this past week, and they join host Liane Hansen to explain why they took the oath.

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