These talks create a great opportunity for me to help students understand ethical issues and importance while gaining insight into what future business leaders face in their current professional settings.
It was an absolute pleasure to speak to the graduating class of the Executive MBA program at the University of Texas at Dallas recently.
The class discussed the case about my experience at Citigroup “Write to Rubin? – Pressure on Underwriting Standards at Citigroup,” focusing on whether or not there were viable alternatives to my writing my email warning Robert Rubin (who was named Chairman of the Citigroup Board of Directors the following day) about the massive fraud I had discovered involving the underwriting and selling of mortgage loans.
students fully recognized the need for ethical behavior and decision-making and the absolute importance of maintaining their personal ethics in their careers. This recognition, truly, is the only way our country can reverse the continued ethical decline we have witnessed.
The ethics students learn and develop now will affect their actions when they become move into the workforce. As Professor Madhuri Bandla emphasized to the students, ethics and integrity are absolutely essential to the accounting profession. Sharing my experience and the actions I have witnessed is my way of helping those essential features become part of a young accountant’s education.
For the ninth consecutive year, I addressed the beginning full-time Cohort MBA students at the University of Texas at Dallas on the last day of their two-week LEAD camp preparing them for success at UTD and their careers.
I spoke recently at the new Dallas campus of Texas A&M Commerce University to their graduate and undergraduate business students and alumni, with many others, including some Texas A&M financial planning students, attending virtually via zoom. Professor Jared Pickens, the organizer of the event, asked me to speak on “Ethics in the Last and Next… [Read More]