We walk the talk, and so will you.

Through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, Daniels provides workshops, programs and competitions that challenge students to tackle real-world problems, discuss ethical dilemmas with business leaders and develop leadership skills grounded in ethical leadership.

Hands-on Learning

Business Ethics Boot Camp (Undergraduate)

An intense program for undergraduates, the Ethics Boot Camp provides students a lifelong framework for ethical decision making through engaging sessions, role playing and volunteer opportunities to put principles into action. Ethics Boot Camp is hosted by the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies.


Global Opportunities (Graduate)

All Daniels graduate students are immersed in foreign cultures where they analyze specific business challenges and propose innovative solutions. Past students have worked with organizations such as Peace House Africa, a humanitarian nonprofit dedicated to helping orphans and other vulnerable children in Arusha, Tanzania; Newmont Mining’s Environmental and Social Responsibility team; and Thousand Hill Venture Fund, which develops investment vehicles to co-invest with Rwandan investors in small and medium-size businesses to nurture the country’s recovering economy.


Ethics Case Competitions

Aspen Institute’s Business and Society International MBA Case Competition

Daniels was one of 25 business schools across the globe invited to participate in the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society International MBA Case Competition. The competition focused on the social, environmental and ethical challenges that leaders face. In 2012, Daniels graduate students competed against 1,000 students from 25 schools to win first place and $20,000.


Inclusive Excellence Case Competition

In 2010, Daniels hosted the inaugural Inclusive Excellence Case Competition, pairing student teams with company mentors. The mentors wrote a case based on an actual inclusive excellence issue from within their respective organizations. The business case competition, one of the few in the country focused on diversity, allows students to apply critical thinking to tackle inclusive excellence strategic imperatives at leading organizations.


The Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition

Beginning in 2011, this competition challenges a group of six students to address a business ethics case, work collectively to create a response that demonstrates their understanding of a principle-based decision. It also allows the students to apply skills, creativity and the ability to think on their feet in a competitive environment.

Co-curricular Student Organizations

Net Impact

Established in 2002, the Daniels chapter of Net Impact is composed of Daniels graduate students who apply the College’s knowledge about business ethics and sustainability to real-world community issues. DU is one of Net Impact’s gold chapters internationally (2011).

Institute for Enterprise Ethics

Elevate Ethics

Elevate Ethics provides a forum to discuss current ethical standards in business. Each year, a panel of senior executives from leading corporations based in the Denver area gather for an audience to engage in the dialogue.

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Quarterly Ethics Reviews

The Quarterly Ethics Review is an in-depth discussion that focuses on timely issues in business through a lens of ethics.

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