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The Center for Ethical and Socially Responsible Leadership will be offering a wide variety of programs to engage with all students around the topics of ethics and social responsibility. Although our programs are geared toward Broad College of Business students, we welcome anyone from the MSU campus to join us.

Presentation Options and Requests

CESRL is happy to come and speak to large or small groups, classes or any student organization. We can tailor a presentation to meet your specific needs. Presentations CESRL has previously given are as follows:

  • Ethics, Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship
  • An Introduction to Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Leadership in Action
  • A Current Event Case Study and Ethics

Interested in having someone from CESRL come and talk with your group? Email or call Beth Hammond at hammon25@msu.edu or (517) 353-4299.

Experiential Opportunities

Experiential opportunities are project-specific partnerships with local and international organizations. Think of this as a mini-internship opportunity where you put into practice what you are learning in the classroom in a meaningful way. And it will look outstanding on your resume!

Current projects

We will be launching experiential opportunities for all seven majors within the Broad College of Business in the Fall 2023 semester. Keep an eye on this space for position details and how to apply!

Interested in getting involved? Email your resume and statement of interest to Beth Hammond at hammon25@msu.edu.

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Case Competitions

Case competitions are an opportunity for students to work in teams to analyze a problem specific to a case study and strategically develop the best solution(s), within the case study guidelines, by a certain date. Teams deliver presentations for judges, who will decide the winner. These are great opportunities to hone your critical thinking skills and your presentation abilities, and the competition looks great on your resume. And there is typically prize money at stake as well!

Upcoming competitions for Michigan State University teams

John R. Lewis Case Competition, Fall 2023

International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition, Spring 2024

Ethics in the News Undergraduate Case Competition, Spring 2024 (information coming soon)

Interested in being on a team? Email your resume to Beth Hammond at hammon25@msu.edu.

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Codes of Ethics From Professional Associations and Societies

As business professionals, you will be held to certain expectations around ethical and appropriate conduct. There are some universal principles, such as integrity and respect, but each discipline emphasizes different areas of conduct based on the ethical needs of that profession. Review the codes of ethics for your major’s professional associations to ensure that you are acting in line with those expectations.

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