MEL Program Faculty
Patricia Agnello, J.D. Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics.
Chief Human Resources Officer:
Icahn Enterprises, LP.
Tisha Bender Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics.
Ronald E. Berenbeim, J.D. Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics.
Principal Researcher & Director: The Conference Board Working Group on Global Business Ethics Principles
Jennifer Bergenfeld, J.D. Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics.
Vice President/Counsel, Legal &
Compliance: AllianceBernstein, LLP
Kenneth S. Bigel Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics
Karen Brenner Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics
Director: Markets, Ethics & Law Program
C. W. Nichols Professor of Business Ethics
Professor of Marketing
George M. Buckley, J.D.
Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior
Thomas F. Cooley Richard R. West Dean, NYU Stern
Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics, NYU Stern
Professor of Economics, NYU Faculty of Arts & Science
Robert H. Gurland
Professor of Philosophy, NYU Faculty of Arts & Science
Faculty Markets, Ethics & Law program faculty are recruited for their breadth of integrative business, institutional, and academic experience. Such experience – and the perspective it engenders – is crucial to guiding students through the multi- faceted and challenging intellectual terrain of business ethics.
MEL faculty are drawn from virtually every department at Stern and from a distinguished group of practitioners teaching as adjunct professors. Each faculty member brings to the program a unique set of skills and experiences.
The MEL faculty meet frequently throughout the term to exchange ideas on the delivery of courses and to discuss current ideas, events, and legal precedents.
The standard of teaching among the faculty is very high, and six faculty members have won prestigious teaching awards.
Research The Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Research Symposium in Business Ethics, through the generous support of Daniel P. Paduano (MBA '69), was established in 2007 to create and develop an interdisciplinary research community. Centered at NYU Stern but encompassing other NYU Faculties, the Symposium is dedicated to research in the field of Business Ethics, incorporating the highest levels of scholarship.
Courses The Markets, Ethics & Law program fulfills its mission by delivering six courses: five in the MBA program – one of which is a second year requirement – and one required course at the undergraduate level. These courses are:
Professional Responsibility – a second-year MBA requirement taken after students have completed all other courses in the MBA core. This interdisciplinary capstone course is designed to build the student's awareness of the interplay among a society's
laws, ethical norms, and markets.
In addition, through case analyses, lectures, speakers, the course provides students with a
and guest chance to
develop their ethical judgment in business situations.