We met first with Leadership and Corporate Accountability Professor David Garvin to ask what he thought of the idea of an “integrity pledge” for graduating students. He immediately suggested that we talk with another HBS professor, Rakesh Khurana. Khurana had written a book on the history of management education and, together with Professor Nitin Nohria, had published an article in the Harvard Business Review on making management a profession. (Read it here .) In it they suggested creating a “Hippocratic Oath for Managers” which would serve as a professional credo for MBA graduates. Like the Hippocratic Oath made by doctors or the oaths that attorneys make to be admitted to the bar, a management oath would outline values and ideals to which managers should commit.
An MBA graduate of Harvard Business School, Ms. Maun has advised applicants who gained admission to top-tier MBA programs including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, and Columbia. In addition to her role with The MBA Exchange, she currently serves Harvard University as an interviewer assessing undergraduate applicants. Ms. Maun worked at McKinsey & Company advising clients in the media, retail, medical device, and non-profit industries. She also served in strategic planning and business development for MTV Networks and Time Warner Interactive. Ms. Maun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University. She has traveled to over 25 countries worldwide.