CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics has been ranked fifth in Bloomberg Businessweek's Top Undergraduate Business Schools for ethics rankings.
The listing covered the 124 top undergraduate business schools across the country and based the rankings on student responses.
"This number 5 ranking in ethics is important and makes us very, very happy," said business school dean Jose "Zito" Sartarelli.
"We read in the news headlines far too often about the unacceptable behavior of CEOs and top business leaders, and we emphasize to students the importance of integrity, character and ethics."
Every student in the school's accounting, finance, management, marketing, management information systems and general business programs is required to complete a three-credit-hour course in ethics to earn a degree.
Ethics coursework and training also are part of the curriculum in several other courses at the school.
"This ranking is a reflection of the importance we put on ethics," Sartarelli said, "and all of us at the WVU College of Business and Economics believe our students leave here better graduates and better people because of that emphasis on ethics."