The University of Colorado Denver Business School received a five-year grant in 2015 from the Daniels Fund to participate in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program, aimed at stregthening ethics education for business students and extending ethical behavior beyond campus and into the community. The Business School uses the grant to instill a deep and unwavering ethical foundation into students through curriculum, events, and community collaboration.
Ethics education must convey that principles are constant foundations — not relative to a specific situation — and that doing what is right prevails over self-interest when the two may appear to be in conflict. The Ethics Initiative works to integrate ethics instruction throughout the curriculum, emphasizing practical applications, while maintaining relevance to the ever-changing business environment. Interaction with the business community is an important aspect of the Ethics Initiative.