For more information contact Professor Bruce Buchanan:
Director: Markets, Ethics & Law Program
C.W. Nichols Professor of Business Ethics
Professor of Marketing
Kaufman Management Center 44 West Fourth Street Suite 10-180 New York, NY 10012
Tel: (212) 998-0530 Fax: (212) 995-4004
MBA Course Offerings
Professional Responsibility B02.3101 – 1.5 credits Corporate Branding & Corporate Social Responsibility B70.3101 – 1.5 credits
B65.2176 – 1.5 credits
History of Scandal: Evolution of Corporate Governance
B65.2177 – 1.5 credits
Managerial Ethics: Learning from Literature and Film
B65.2115 – 1.5 credits
Undergraduate Course Offerings
** Professional Responsibility and Leadership
C40.0012 – 2 credits
MBA program second-year requirement
** Undergraduate program requirement
Markets, Ethics & Law Program
Mission The purpose of the Markets, Ethics & Law (MEL) program is to ensure that every Stern student graduates with a strong understanding of his or her responsibilities as a business professional, and with a keen appreciation for the role of ethics and law in creating and maintaining efficient markets and best business practices.
Pedagogy The Markets, Ethics & Law program is necessarily interdisciplinary: its courses challenge students to look beyond their functional expertise and to understand the relationships between their work and the broader issues of firm performance, culture, and capital structure, as well as market creation, function, and regulation.
As such, MEL Program course work draws upon ideas from many academic disciplines including accounting, economics,
finance, law, marketing, and philosophy.
Course cases and
problems require students to integrate theory from these fields with business facts to arrive at balanced and well-considered judgments about complex situations.
MEL courses and events leverage Stern’s New York location, as evidenced by its outstanding adjunct professors and the broad range of guest speakers who visit individual classes. In MEL courses, students hear from senior executives, activists, defense lawyers, and prosecutors. In addition to delivering courses, MEL coordinates events that are open to the entire Stern community. Examples include:
Annual Conferences on Leadership & Ethics, organized by the Citi Leadership & Ethics Program & NYU Stern Markets, Ethics & Law Program, with generous support from the Citi Foundation. These conferences have been chaired by an appointed Citi Distinguished Fellow in Leadership & Ethics.
Alice Tepper Accountability
Marlin, President International, is
Commissioner; and Charles Ellis, Associates.
Haitkin Lecture series, which has featured Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Nel Minnow, President and CEO of The Corporate Library; and New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald.