Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 98, Issue 3, pp 485–503

The Impact of Community Service Learning Upon the Worldviews of Business Majors Versus Non-Business Majors at an American University

  • Scott C. Seider
  • Susan C. Gillmor
  • Samantha A. Rabinowicz
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10551-010-0589-8

Cite this article as:
Seider, S.C., Gillmor, S.C. & Rabinowicz, S.A. J Bus Ethics (2011) 98: 485. doi:10.1007/s10551-010-0589-8

Abstract

The SERVE Program at Ignatius University seeks to foster the ethical development of its participants by combining academic study of philosophy and theology with a year-long community service project. This study considered the impact of the SERVE Program upon Ignatius University students majoring in business in comparison to students pursuing majors in the liberal arts, education, and nursing. Findings from this study offer insight into the response of business students to ethical content in comparison to students pursuing degrees in other disciplines. Such findings hold significant implications for business school faculty and administrators committed to the civic and ethical development of individuals pursuing careers in business and private industry.

Keywords

business ethics community service learning ethical development philosophy social responsibility teaching undergraduates 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott C. Seider
    • 1
  • Susan C. Gillmor
    • 1
  • Samantha A. Rabinowicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonU.S.A.

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