Code of Ethics

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An organization’s actions must be driven by and performed consistently with its mission. Therefore, the Division of Business is responsible to comply with the mission of the University and the Division. 

 The Northwestern Oklahoma State University mission statement provides:

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

The Division of Business mission statement provides:

The Division of Business provides a quality, student-oriented learning environment to prepare students to be adept, ethical, fiscally responsible business professionals and leaders, not only in the workplace but also in their communities, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our world.

As a community of learners in a student-centered learning environment, faculty, staff and students should strive to support and enrich the learning environment. It is the mission of the Division to develop ethical business professionals and leaders. In order to be successful, it is important that students, professors and staff of the Division of Business abide by a code of ethics. 

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has adopted the NWOSU Faculty Code of Ethics applicable to all faculty members. Division of Business faculty also follow the Division of Business Faculty Code of Ethics.

Students who are majoring or minoring in a Business discipline are expected to abide by the Division of Business Student Code of Conduct in all aspects of their NWOSU academic and university-related pursuits. Non-Business/Accounting students taking classes offered by the Division of Business are expected to abide by this code of ethics in all such classes.