The M&I Center for Business Ethics supports an educational framework that engages Lubar students in serious thought about issues of ethics and ethical ideals that they can apply as business leaders and professionals.

Fostering enhancement of the business ethics curriculum, experiential student learning, and recognition of individuals who manage with integrity, the M&I Center is committed to the promotion of business ethics as critical to the success of the market-driven economy.

Business Ethics Week

The M&I Center for Business Ethics hosts Business Ethics Week during the spring semester to provide a special focus on the many facets of ethical behavior and integrity in the business organization.

Business Ethics Case Competition

The Lubar College’s Business Ethics Case Competition offers Lubar College of Business students an interactive opportunity to challenge your moral reasoning, develop an understanding of the importance of business ethics, and compete for tuition support awards. Student teams collaboratively analyze a thought-provoking case and then present your recommendations to a panel of experienced business educators and professionals.

Workshops and Webinars

Business Ethics Week provides the perfect opportunity to learn from scholars and leaders from other organizations. Through workshops and webinars, the M&I Center seeks to expand the knowledge of students and members of the community on current issues associated with business ethics, and further develop our faculty’s toolbox for incorporating business ethics in their classroom discussions.

2022 programming included:

The Ethical Issues Surrounding Artificial Intelligence Webinar

Presented by:
Dr. Tae Wan Kim, Associate Professor of Business Ethics, Carnegie Mellon University

Ethics and the Uberization of Work

Presented by:
Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Davis
Fellow, Stanford University
Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

Corporate Ethics Scholarship Awards

The M&I Center for Business Ethics awards two $5,000 scholarships during Business Ethics Week, to be used towards tuition in the following academic year.

Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee comprised of members of the Lubar College of Business faculty and local business leaders. The scholarships seek to reward outstanding Lubar students who excel both in the classroom and beyond and do so despite financial and other constraints. These scholarships are an integral part of fulfilling the mission of the M&I Center to promote and uphold the principles and values of fundamental morality and business ethics among the community.

Scholarship Criteria

• Full-time Business Undergraduate
• Junior or senior standing in 2021-2022
• Minimum of 3.5 GPA
• Demonstrated financial need – you must complete a FAFSA for 21-22 prior to applying
• Share a personal experience highlighting your commitment to ethical behavior and/or community involvement.

Great Journeys: An Inspirational Series

The Great Journeys series emphasizes the values of business integrity, ethics, and social responsibility. Featuring exceptional “role model” business and community leaders who share the guiding values, transforming influences, successes, and challenges in their lives, the series inspires the next generation to embark on their own “great journeys.”

The series, which emphasizes the values of business ethics, integrity, and social responsibility, is sponsored by the M&I Marshall & Ilsley Center for Business Ethics.

Scheduled programs will be featured on the Lubar College’s Events page.

Past Distinguished Speakers

Sheldon B. Lubar, Chairman and Founder, Lubar & Co., Inc.
Narayana Murthy, Co-Founder of Infosys (see recording below)
Stephen Marcus, Chairman, The Marcus Corporation
Stephen A. Roell, Chairman, President & CEO, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Timothy W. Sullivan,  President & CEO, Bucyrus International
Dennis J. Kuester, Retired Chairman, Marshall & Ilsley Corporation

Spring 2021 Great Journeys Series

Featuring N.R. Narayana Murthy, Co-Founder of Infosys

Under Narayana Murthy’s leadership, Infosys became a leader in innovation in technical, managerial and leadership training, software technology, quality, productivity, customer focus, employee satisfaction, and physical and technological infrastructure.

His leadership prowess has been widely recognized, including being ranked among Fortune magazine’s 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time, among The Economist’s 10 Most Admired Global Business Leaders, among CNBC’s 25 Global Business Leaders, and among the Financial Times top 10 Business Pioneers in Technology. He is the first Indian winner of Ernst and Young’s World Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Now retired from Infosys, he currently serves on the boards of Ford Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and the United Nations Foundation. He has served on the boards of HSBC and Unilever, both headquartered in London.


Richard D. Marcus
Director, M&I Marshall & Ilsey Center for Business Ethics
Lubar Hall S430F