International Graduate School Recognized by Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium

In its first year of existence, Oklahoma Baptist University’s International Graduate School is gaining attention from the state’s leaders in business and education. Earlier this month, OBU IGS was recognized as a “Leading Member” of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium. “OK Ethics does a great deal to inspire business leaders to be ethical and educate their employees in principles of integrity,” said Marian Combs, dean of OBU’s International Graduate School. “It is an honor that we were recognized. It is an indication that IGS is ‘on the radar’ in Oklahoma.” According to the organization’s mission statement, “Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium strives to establish Oklahoma as a state known for high personal and corporate ethical standards. The Consortium provides a forum of support to the Oklahoma business community so that ethical standards and integrity in the workplace can be discussed, defined and reinforced.” Organizations affiliated with OBEC include Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Express Personnel Services, and Principal Technologies. OBEC meets monthly at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. For more information, contact Shannon Warren at 405.858.2233. OBEC’s December 12 program will cover the topic “How Good Organizations Turn Evil: A study in behavior.” A panel of professors, as well as business executives, will highlight issues such as defining “evil” in organizations, individual “contaminants”  power pressures and justice, organizational “toxins” and bottom-line impact, assessing cultural risks in organizations and guideposts for heroic ethical decision-making. Currently, OBU IGS offers an 18-month master of business administration degree program. The OBU International Graduate School classrooms and offices are housed in the Momentum Building at 111 N. Harrison. The building is in Oklahoma City’s Triangle District, just north of Bricktown.