Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 373–386 | Cite as

Teaching with Mission: Personal Development, Team Building, and Social Responsibility

  • Mary Ann Hazen
  • Gerald F. S.J. Cavanagh
  • Larry Bossman


An innovative gateway MBA course, Personal Development and Social Responsibility, is the focus of this paper. We describe the course and show how it is related intimately to the missions and traditions of our university and college; various themes are integrated; and our interactions as developers of and instructors for the course mirror some of the issues addressed in it. We include an evaluation of the efficacy of the course, based on student course and self evaluations. We do not write with the expectation that others will necessarily replicate what we have done but with the hope that they will (1) consider carefully the relationship between what and how they teach with the missions and traditions of their universities and colleges; (2) examine the integration of content and process; and (3) reflect on their collegial associations with one another.

ethics management development mission service learning social responsibility teams 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Ann Hazen
    • 1
  • Gerald F. S.J. Cavanagh
    • 1
  • Larry Bossman
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationUniversity of Detroit MercyDetroitU.S.A.

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