On this page, you will find some links to some very informative resources on Academic Conduct, Group Work Guidelines, and CBS Disciplinary Procedures.

Information regarding academic conduct at Columbia Business School as well as University wide policies.

This table lists examples of various breaches of the Honor Code – including plagiarism, cheating, and disruptive conduct – and the range of penalties that can be expected in the case of each. *Note: The list of examples is not exhaustive and serves merely as guidance for Disciplinary Committees.

This table outlines the individual and group assignment lettering system (A through D), including guidelines for working together and discussion, submission of work, and grades received.

The Student Disciplinary Procedures Handbook outlines the Procedure for Student Grievances, the Procedure for Student Discipline, and the Dean's Disciplinary Procedure. It also serves as a resource to learn about assistance available to students who have witnessed an Honor Code violation or feel that a member of the faculty or administrative staff has not upheld or adhered to the Honor Code’s principles of truth, integrity and respect.

The Integrity Board has compiled a recommended reading list on Amazon.com. The books consider the challenges facing leaders of various fields, from accountants to government officials. Supplementing the expected list of business ethics books, these readings also include: Stanley Milgram's path-breaking Obedience to Authority, Robert Caro’s biography of New York City master planner Robert Moses, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and Princeton philosophy professor Harry Frankfurt's On Bullshit.

What leadership and ethics events are taking place at the School this semester? Check the calendar of events hosted by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board.

Columbia University Library offers a basic definition of what it means to cite. Scroll down to the "More information" section for an excellent resource for finding and documenting sources.

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