The Honor Code of Columbia Business School

As a lifelong member of the Columbia Business School community, I adhere to the principles of truth, integrity and respect. I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.

The Columbia Business School Honor Code calls on all members of the School community to adhere to and uphold the notions of truth, integrity, and respect both during their time in school, and throughout their careers as productive, moral, and caring participants in their companies and communities around the world.

Honor Board Members

"There are no such thing as business ethics. There is only one kind [of ethics] -
you have to adhere to the highest standards."
- Marvin Bower, former managing director, McKinsey & Company

"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity
an obligation; every possession a duty."
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

"The five most dangerous words in business... 'Everyone else is doing it.'"
- Warren Buffet, MS '51

"Lose money for my firm, and I will be understanding; lose a shred of
reputation for the firm and I will be ruthless."
- Warren Buffet, MS '51

"No matter what the competitive landscape, as real leaders, we must do
the tough thing, the right thing."
-Sallie Krawcheck, MBA '92

"To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle."
- Confucius

"Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest."
- Mark Twain